Search Results: "Katie Quirk"


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A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM by Katie Quirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mesmerizing read that expands young readers' worldview even as the pages turn. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old healer Shida (Swahili for "problem") can't save 6-year-old Furaha ("happiness") from an untimely death in the Tanzanian village of Njia Panda that its inhabitants label cursed. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE SNUFFLEKINS OLIVER VALENTINE CUPCAKE TIBERIUS CAT by Katie Harnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The focus on friendly camaraderie and community-building will be appreciated by many adults eager to share their values, and this quiet tale, with the children in their lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A stray cat finds a cozy home, brings comfort to a lonely woman, and enhances the sense of community among a group of neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Undeniably whimsical and extremely cute. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In this tale based on the imaginative webcomic, a young blacksmith finds herself welcomed into a society that cares for tea-leaf-producing minidragons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A great read for those in need of a crash course in style."
A guide to the complete wardrobe for any season and occasion. Read full book review >

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COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A lethal game of cat and mouse fuels Quirk's third and best novel, a military spy thriller in which one all-out conspiracy is met by another."
Former combat medic Tom Byrne finds himself in the ultimate squeeze when he's caught between the FBI, which falsely arrests him for stealing government secrets, and a Special Ops veteran he once fought with who's accused of committing terrorist acts. Read full book review >

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THE 500 by Matthew Quirk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"A book that offers lots of action and gloomy shadows but not much dramatic traction."
Washington, D.C., is the setting for this John Grisham-style thriller about a recent Harvard Law graduate who gets in way over his head at a sinister consulting and PR firm that will stop at nothing to control all 500 of the capital's top movers and shakers. Read full book review >

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THE DIRECTIVE by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fast-paced but emotionally empty follow-up to The 500."
A young Washington, D.C., attorney who inherited his con man father's skills and love of risk is forced under pain of death to steal trading secrets worth billions from the Federal Reserve Bank. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH GREAT-AUNT CORNELIA by Anne Quirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1997

"The writing is tightly timed and riddled with humor as Quirk pokes fun at everything from nouvelle cuisine to dysfunctional families. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In her first book, Quirk proves herself smart and funny as she establishes and then parodies Manhattan high life as experienced by a teenager from Queens. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE RUSH by Joe Quirk
Released: April 1, 1998

"Newcomer Quirk's feverish plotting runs away with an otherwise funny, stylish tale of overeducated, underappreciated, urban bottom-dwellers using youthful stamina and high-tech toys to befuddle a dull, grown-up world. (Author tour)"
A profane, slangy, ludicrously violent ``roller punk'' thriller that's as uneven as the slippery San Francisco streets, sewers, and cyberspace it revels in. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN SWITCH by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"An excellent follow-up to Cold Barrel Zero (2015), this is a standout thriller."
An underground network of U.S. operatives contracted by the government to kill terrorists has been exposed, leaving the Special Ops and their families vulnerable to foreign assassins. Read full book review >

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REVENGE, ICE CREAM AND OTHER THINGS BEST SERVED COLD by Katie Finn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"As satisfying as watching a reality show but with a finer-tuned plot. (Fiction. 13-18)"
More mean-girl high jinks in the Hamptons in this follow-up to Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (2014).Read full book review >

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THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL by Katie Alender
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A really scary and original ghost story, well told. Read it with the lights on. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A rebellious 16-year-old becomes trapped in a definitely haunted old insane asylum, possibly forever. Read full book review >