Search Results: "Karin Gundisch"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW I BECAME AN AMERICAN by Karin Gundisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Gündisch's research and use of primary sources serves her well; the result is believable, interesting, and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
During the early days of the 20th century, Mama asks Johann to write the story of their journey from Germany to America because she wants all the children to remember everything they lived through. Read full book review >

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IMMI'S GIFT by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The illustrator's skillful painting and the softness of her expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale about the power of receiving—and of giving in return. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Immi is alone in her icy, white world. Read full book review >

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STAR GIRL by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Warm and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little girl keep her favorite star? Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH RANDOM BEASTS by Karin Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A one-dimensional take on a terminally self-preoccupied woman."
A first novel (``rescued from the slush pile,''we're told) with attitude to spare but nothing else: the story of a self- absorbed, self-destructive woman who screws up her life only to be saved by a good man. Read full book review >

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BURNT RIVER by Karin Salvalaggio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2015

"The dense web of characters contrasts with the spare style in this sequel to Bone Dust White (2014). Salvalaggio devotes as much attention to personalities as to the events that pull people together and drive them apart."
The complex case of a back-alley murder and a coverup raises the low crime rate of a remote Montana town. Read full book review >

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HELL FIRE  by Karin Fossum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Fossum traces the parallels between the mothers and sons so patiently, precisely, and compassionately that even fans who know all too well what's bound to happen when their paths converge will be shocked into fresh grief themselves."
Inspector Konrad Sejer investigates an apparently pointless double murder while the interspersed flashbacks that make up the greater part of this sad tale show the victims inching ever closer to a remorseless fate. Read full book review >

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SILENT RAIN by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Salvalaggio's fourth installment (Walleye Junction, 2016, etc.) lives up to her talent for dropping unhappy souls into grim circumstances and handing them over to her flawed but capable protagonist to save or arrest."
There are more tricks than treats when a quiet college town bursts into violence on Halloween. Read full book review >

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INDELIBLE by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Amazingly, Slaughter manages between past and present stories while maintaining suspense in both by the simple device of showing the pettiest, most everyday conflicts imaginable constantly in danger of exploding in violence."
A hostage crisis sends medical examiner Sara Lintonhurtling through a maze of memories to a nightmare from her earliest days with her ex-husband, Grant County police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Read full book review >

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Between Families by Karin Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2014

"A heartbreaking story that gives voice to often overlooked children.
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Mitchell's debut novel follows a young girl through abuse and abandonment and eventually to a residential treatment center, where the act of confronting herself may be her most difficult challenge yet. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO KNEW NIETZSCHE by Karin Atala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Fascinating fictionalized biography of a brilliant woman who should be as renowned as the men who loved her."
An intriguing debut novel about the early life of muse and intellectual Lou Salomé. Read full book review >

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WHAT GIRLS LEARN by Karin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"In the end, this drama remains, like its sturdy heroine, well- intentioned but bland."
From the Brooklyn-based Cook, an earnest coming-of-age tale featuring two sisters from Atlanta whose mother dies of breast cancer—standard first-novel fare that never provokes, never offends, and never sparks much interest, either. Read full book review >