Search Results: "Kathleen A. Ryan Carlsson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 2000

"Intriguing and fact-filled study of the history and future of parenting."
A unique approach to gender and parenting roles uses scientific studies to evaluate the value of the mother as primary caregiver. Read full book review >

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FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Detailed and gripping, with a thorough and satisfying resolution. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When this meaty, harrowing conclusion to the Sky Chasers series opens, the inhabitants of the vessel Empyrean are fleeing their destroyed spacecraft to join their former enemies on board the New Horizon. Read full book review >

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ZEN & XANDER UNDONE by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Zen's frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won't let go. (Fiction. YA)"
Before Zen and Xander's mom Marie died, she Made Important Arrangements. Read full book review >

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A PALETTE FOR MURDER by Vanessa A. Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2015

"Although its denouement is more 'way out' than some of the abstract canvases Carone handles, Lana's debut is still good fun."
An insurance claims agent is drafted to play detective, first by her own company and later by the owner of a tony art gallery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1996

"A relatively challenging exploration of the aspects of change at midlife, including spiritual and physical growth."
A short course in Jungian psychology aimed at the Baby Boomer, wherein Jung's basic tenets are embellished with Sufi thought, familiar Buddhist parables, and reflections from Teilhard de Chardin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISHING SURPRISE by Rae A. McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gentle lesson that nature always provides if we are gracious enough to accept what she offers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this delightfully simple offering, a boy and a girl spend the day fishing, hoping to catch some fish to fry for supper. Read full book review >

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SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Readers hungry for the next installment will have plenty to ponder in the meantime. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The sequel to Glow (2011) delivers a page-turning plot while delving deeper into questions of leadership, trauma and violence. Read full book review >

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SHADOW FALLS by Amy Kathleen Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2005

"Ryan describes the wilderness surrounding Jackson in loving detail, grounding this rich and rewarding narrative in a spectacular place. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Spending summer as usual with her grandfather in Wyoming's Grand Tetons, 15-year-old Annie McGraw finds memories of her adored older brother, Cody, everywhere, including in the handsome but angry brother of her unhappy baby-sitting charge, Zachary. Read full book review >

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GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Desire to find out which of the proactive characters' bold moves end in disaster will leave readers clamoring for the next installment of this space saga. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When preserving the human species through deep-space colonization, fertility is both currency and curse. Read full book review >

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VIBES by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Readers will probably ignore this in favor of the snappy dialogue and ultimately happy ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Psychic Kristi learns that people aren't always the sum of their thoughts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"Sure to become a classic treatment of suffering."
Psychologist Brehony (Ordinary Grace, 1999, etc.) turns her attention to suffering, grief, and wisdom. Read full book review >

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TED POSTON by Kathleen A. Hauke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gem of a book on a remarkable person—and his age. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
Reading Ted Poston's life story is akin to reading several small chapters in American history. Read full book review >