Search Results: "Kirsten Carlson"


BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN SEASONS by Ron Hirschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Two spreads of fact 'cards' (reproducible from the publisher's website for cutting out) add further value to this excursion into the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Unfurling the observation that seasonal cycles aren't solely land-based phenomena, veteran naturalist Hirschi sails readers from one spring to the next along the northern Pacific coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1992

"Overall: an eye-opening report, told with unusual frankness and a great deal of righteous anger. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs-not seen.)"
Suspenseful, behind-closed-doors account of the legal and medical maneuverings that enabled deviously ingenuous killer Ross Michael Carlson to avoid trial from 1983—the year he shot both his parents to death—until his own death in 1989. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEIGHT by Kirsten Kaschock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Powerfully original verging on the obfuscatory, this is a novel with no middle ground: Readers will either love or hate it."
Siblings, mysterious billboard messages, maimed children and a bizarre art form coalesce, up to a point, in an unusual, dreamlike tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRENCH TRYSTS by Kirsten Lobe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Plenty of red-hot sex, but the book lacks the punch of Lobe's debut."
Lobe's second novel (Paris Hangover, 2006) offers a steamy peek inside the life of a modern day courtesan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE THE NIGHT by Kirsten Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A claustrophobic survival tale that will keep readers guessing. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia or a story about a cult? That's the question facing middle-grade readers in this suspense puzzler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT COIN MOON by Kirsten Lopresti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An appealing plot isn't enough to support thinly drawn characters."
An ex-beauty queen, along with her teenage daughter, leaves a hardscrabble life in Oregon for Los Angeles, where she hopes to become a psychic to the stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"A detailed, instructive account of a bank failure far away from the power centers of New York City."
A welcome new addition to the increasingly crowded shelf of books about banking failures during the past five years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRINKETS by Kirsten Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Although the storyline is predictable from the start, a few slight twists, realistic encounters, romances all around and a just-right ending will make this a hit with fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Elizabeth Scott and other venerable chick-lit authors. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Collecting stolen loot leads to collecting friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME by Kirsten Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"An enigmatic page turner full of intrigue. (Adventure. 14 & up)"
A teen pickpocket attends a school for the criminally minded. Read full book review >