Search Results: "Kim Purcell"


BOOK REVIEW

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. 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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SUMMER DAY by Kim Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A book with a drop of humor and a spoonful of wistfulness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When Max, who looks about two, sees a tractor drive by his window, he is mesmerized. Read full book review >

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WHOSE MOON IS THAT? by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A visually awesome celestial exploration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The question of who owns the moon elicits a range of verse responses. Read full book review >

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NO KIMCHI FOR ME! by Aram Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This brisk, bright family story effectively conveys a universal experience through a very specific cultural lens. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young Korean girl finds a way to enjoy a traditional dish. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIFT by Kim Curran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"One of the first from a new imprint dedicated to speculative fiction for teens; a promising beginning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
If you could remake any decision you have made, would you? Read full book review >