Search Results: "Kirsten Höcker"


BOOK REVIEW

MIA THE BEACH CAT by Wolfram Hänel
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"1530). (Fiction. 7-9)"
Maggie is spending her holiday with her parents and her stuffed tiger at the sea, but her parents' idea of a good time is relaxing for hours in the sun, and her tiger is not really made for water sports. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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THE GEOGRAPHY OF GIRLHOOD by Kirsten Smith
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Penny's transformation from shy little sister to mature teenager is gratifying, and readers will be enormously satisfied that Penny has grown from ditz to balanced young woman, ready to handle the challenges of adulthood. (Fiction. YA)"
The mystery of a missing mother never overwhelms this coming-of-age story told in poetry, as Penny Morrow decides to test the waters and find out who she is—without rocking the boat too much. Read full book review >

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PARIS HANGOVER by Kirsten Lobe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"There's something for everyone in this witty novel: red-hot love scenes, glorious depictions of Parisian sights and a snappy story."
An ex-New York fashion designer heads to the City of Light in search of love. Read full book review >

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PRESSED TO DEATH by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"Weiss trades down from a focus on her characters' personal lives to something more plot-driven, diminishing the charm of her series debut (The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, 2016)."
The curator of a most unusual museum tries to prove she's innocent of murder when the original owner of her latest exhibit winds up dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

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LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 8, 2011

"This is a good story that would have been better with a change of focus. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mandarin Ramey is the girl everyone wants to be or be with. Read full book review >

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ALL YOU DESIRE by Kirsten Miller
FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A multi-layered mystery with (mostly) rounded characters. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow's Italian escape (The Eternal Ones, 2010) is cut short when a crisis pulls them back to New York City and into the orbit of the Ouroboros Society. Read full book review >

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PARIS, BABY! by Kirsten Lobe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"Self-indulgent and frankly de trop."
The relentlessly egoistical account of an American expat's attempts at solo child-rearing in Paris. Read full book review >