Search Results: "Kim Culbertson"


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THE WONDER OF US by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"A nuanced, positive vision of an evolving friendship. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two best friends attempt to reconnect after a year apart, but their secrets might divide them forever. Read full book review >

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SONGS FOR A TEENAGE NOMAD by Kim Culbertson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Dull, even for die-hard music junkies. (Fiction. YA)"
Calle is attending her 12th school in eight years due to her mother's history of picking bad boyfriends. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF NOW by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Psychology with snow. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Normally at the top of the class, list-making Mara freaks out during a calculus test and travels to spend time with her dad, a former professional skier. Read full book review >

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CATCH A FALLING STAR by Kim Culbertson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Written with a sure hand and keen insight. (Romance. 12-16)"
When a movie company comes to shoot in a picturesque California town, the movie star's manager pays a local girl to pose as the star's girlfriend in this heartfelt romance. Read full book review >

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR A BROKEN HEART by Kim Culbertson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"The major strength here is in the literary quality of the writing, although teens may be more interested in the characters' relationships. (Fiction. YA)"
Overachieving Jessa looks forward to her drama class' trip to Italy until she finds her boyfriend wrapped around a new squeeze in the costume barn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A well-documented, brave, and useful overview."
A journey through the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring landscape. Read full book review >

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THE NURSERY by Judi Culbertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"The stage seems set for a Robin-Cook-among-the-midwives scenario, and debut novelist Culbertson does provide her share of shivers and screams, but without ever losing sight of the everyday tragedy of Caroline's grieving or the logic even a nightmare like hers ought to have."
Caroline Denecke's nightmare is only beginning when, awakened by strange noises at 2 a.m., she creeps into the nursery to find her ten-day-old adopted son Zach missing and then, when her husband Joe returns with her, dead in his crib. Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author capably records the fading echoes of all the gaiety and gunfire, but he tends to attribute more cultural consequence to these events than they merit."
Pomerantz (Communication/Stanford Univ.; Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era, 2005, etc.) serves up intertwining Depression-era stories of bridge, high society and murder. Read full book review >