Search Results: "Kirsten Imani Kasai"


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TATTOO by Kirsten Imani Kasai
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 26, 2011

"A parable of our times? Perhaps. What's missing is a sense that anyone, including the author, knows where all this is headed."
Sequel to Kasai's Ice Song (2009), mystical science fiction set in a world dominated by rapacious, amoral Tirai Industries, where many humans—the somatics—have an admixture of animal genes. Read full book review >

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ICE SONG by Kirsten Imani Kasai
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 2009

"A debut notable for its vivid intensity, sexy passages, schizophrenic gender switches and jarring contrast between the science fiction, which works, and the fantasy, which doesn't."
Science fiction/fantasy hybrid, set in a world of technology and magic where many humans have an admixture of animal genes. Read full book review >

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IMANI ALL MINE by Connie Porter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 1999

"An unsparing, remarkably unsentimental tale of a typically unsung heroine. (Author tour)"
African-American Porter (All-Bright Court, 1991) has again created a protagonist with her own voice and an affirming take on life in Buffalo's inner city—where guns kill the innocent and where teenagers too often end up having babies. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >