Search Results: "Kerri A. Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

JUSTINE by Iben Mondrup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A dark, ultimately frustrating tale of an enfant terrible wannabe."
Danish author Mondrup (Godhavn, 2014) exposes the underbelly of the contemporary Danish art scene in this novel about a young artist in crisis. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A DICTATOR by Mikal  Hem
Released: June 6, 2017

"Alternately amusing and depressing, a hit-or-miss book of political satire."
The lighter side of tyranny. Read full book review >

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HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA  by Kerri Maniscalco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A scenic, twisty mystery. (Historical thriller. 14-adult)"
Audrey Rose and Thomas return with Dracula-themed murders in the sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper (2016). Read full book review >

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ONE HUNDRED MILLION HEARTS by Kerri Sakamoto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An elegant and thoughtful meditation on history, family, and personality, nicely packed into a tautly mysterious domestic drama."
A second from Toronto-based Sakamoto (The Electrical Field, 1999), the story of a young woman's posthumous discovery of her father's double life. Read full book review >

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Perhaps a more genuinely enlightened protagonist would have made this debut more engaging. (Historical thriller. 15-18)"
Audrey Rose Wadsworth, 17, would rather perform autopsies in her uncle's dark laboratory than find a suitable husband, as is the socially acceptable rite of passage for a young, white British lady in the late 1800s. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A WRITING MANUAL by Kerri  Majors
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"An upbeat and honest guide for teens already considering writing careers. (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
Advice on writing from an experienced writer. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

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STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

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SNOW SISTERS! by Kerri Kokias
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A nice addition to sibling shelves that shows that fun can also be had apart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two sisters who could not be more unalike in personality enjoy a snowy day in different ways. Read full book review >