Search Results: "Karin Tanabe"


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THE LIST by Karin Tanabe
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Although the author's attempts to inject humor into every situation may grind on some readers' nerves, many fans of this genre will find it appealing."
A wisecracking reporter sometimes can be downright annoying in Tanabe's debut chick-lit offering. Read full book review >

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THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A gorgeously sweeping tale of the transcendence of love."
As World War II looms, three young people face internment, violence, and shattered futures. Read full book review >

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THE GILDED YEARS by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A novel about race, education, and the fin de siècle fight for equal rights is left wanting."
In turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a woman passes as white to attain a college education. 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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FRACTURED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The trail leads to a pair of nasty perps Slaughter has barely paid attention to before and a messy, improbable reconstruction of the crime. But fans swept up in the story's relentless drive won't even notice these problems till they've turned the last page with a deep sigh of relief."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Will Trent (Triptych, 2006) tracks the monster—more likely, the pair of monsters—who raped and killed one teenage girl and abducted another. Read full book review >

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DOLLAR DAZE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweet and amusing tale of romance and lust for the older crowd."
The love bug has bitten the Bottom Dollar Girls. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Abating the Shock and Awe forensics that made Sara and Lena's first four cases (Indelible, 2004, etc.) so unforgettable, Slaughter turns a compassionate eye on a brace of female victims and still manages to come across as the toughest cookie in Georgia."
A chilling discovery in an unmarked grave leads Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton and Detective Lena Adams to an evangelical family even more dysfunctional than theirs. Read full book review >

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BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite a style that's much flatter than its setting, Salvalaggio's debut deftly intertwines a town without a future and citizens without hope, people in need and people who need to be needed, and a new murder that brings closure to four unsolved cases."
A fragile child-woman witnesses her long-lost mother's murder in the Montana woods behind her isolated house. 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 >