Search Results: "Kathleen Flinn"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"The author's humble approach is inviting and shows why her students were enthusiastic."
A Seattle-based writer turned chef demonstrates how readers can transform their lives with the right recipe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"A fascinating look inside a famed elite institution, unnecessarily garnished with lackluster autobiography."
An American expatriate follows her dream to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A warm, quietly poignant treat."
An award-winning nonfiction writer and journalist's recipe-packed memoir of her Midwestern childhood and how she came "to [her] love of the kitchen." Read full book review >

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MIRRORED by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Flinn's fans should enjoy this latest entry, though lovers of serious fantasy may want to look elsewhere for a grimmer and subtler retelling. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A witch, a girl, and a "dwarf" propel this modern retelling of "Snow White." Read full book review >

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BEWITCHING by Alex Flinn
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Clever and enjoyable. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This entertaining twist on "Cinderella" centers on a centuries-old witch who sometimes helps her friends. Read full book review >

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A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
ROMANCE
Released: May 25, 2015

"An uplifting tale of love and redemption that's perfect for fans of stories of rehabilitated youth and second chances."
A breezy romance about a single mother who tries to reinvent herself after her young-adult son leaves the nest. Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO LOSE by Alex Flinn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"As she did in Breathing Underwater (2001), Flinn does a masterful job of exploring domestic violence, conveying that it's prevalent among all economic classes and destructive wherever it takes hold. (Fiction. YA)"
The helplessness and anger of a teenager who knows that his father is beating his mother infuse this arresting tale set in contemporary Miami. Read full book review >

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BRASS DIVA by Caryl Flinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A languorous biography ill-suiting the energetic star's life."
Ethel returns for another biographical bow, following Brian Kellow's Ethel Merman: A Life (2007). Read full book review >

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CLOAKED by Alex Flinn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The original tales are explicated briefly at the end. (Fractured fairy tales. 10 & up)"
A warmhearted, goofy and occasionally quite silly tale—tales, really— featuring 17-year-old Johnny, a poor but honest shoemaker in a luxury hotel on Miami's South Beach who dreams of designer glory and keeping the electricity on. Read full book review >

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BEASTLY by Alex Flinn
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"When Lindy, Kyle's Beauty, moves in, much of the interesting adaptive play recedes, but teens will still race to see if the beast gets his kiss, lifts the curse and lives happily ever after. (Fiction. YA)"
Cavalier and cruel, Kyle Kingsbury rules as prince of an upper-crust school until he angers the wrong Goth girl, who casts a spell that makes him look as ugly as his inner self. Read full book review >

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DIVA by Alex Flinn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Realistic and thoughtful. (Fiction. YA)"
Determined to become an opera diva, 16-year-old Caitlin McCourt transfers to Miami High School of the Arts (MHSA), where at first fitting in with her talented new classmates is difficult. Read full book review >

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TOWERING by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers may pick it up for the reimagined fairy tale, but they'll remember it for Rachel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A contemporary retelling of "Rapunzel" overcomes a somewhat connect-the-dots feel with its gentle, spirited heroine. Read full book review >