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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >