Search Results: "Kirsten Höcker"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS by Kirsten Bakis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Serious enough, but also funny and imaginative: a vivid parable that manages to amuse even as it perplexes and intrigues."
New York is colonized by giant talking canines in newcomer Bakis's wry variation on the traditional shaggy dog story. 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 >

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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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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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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 >