Search Results: "Kim Purcell"


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TRAFFICKED by Kim Purcell
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"After this, readers won't find them so easy to ignore: One could be the nanny next door. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Before her parents died in a terrorist bombing, Hannah was an ordinary Moldovan teen, dreaming of becoming a doctor. Now she sells carrot salad in the market and watches her future recede while her peers plan for college. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"A powerful, engrossing, well-written documentation of quiet heroism on two fronts. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An affectingly homespun and gritty account of how US Army Colonel Ben Purcell and his wife Anne coped with his five years (1968-73) as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. Read full book review >

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gutterpunk by Steve Purcell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"A sometimes-engaging but unfocused novel."
A teenage runaway finds salvation in a pool hall in Purcell's debut novel. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS THE DRUG by Sarabeth Purcell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Self-indulgent, deeply bratty first novel."
Froth with attitude in Purcell's debut. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Effortlessly entertaining yet still heartfelt: the romance of life as an escape artist."
The true adventures of a drag queen named Aqua: her loves, her trials, her goldfish. 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, 2010

"Though a well-worn theme, this particular merging of city and country is both sweet and savory."
A former drag queen swaps his pumps for work boots and life on a remote farm. Read full book review >

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CANDY EVERYBODY WANTS by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"A tale compromised by bizarre plot turns and an unsatisfying ending."
A debut novel by memoirist Kilmer-Purcell (I Am Not Myself These Days, 2006) that follows the adventures of a gay Midwestern, TV-obsessed teenager. Read full book review >