Search Results: "Kris Condi"


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TUESDAY NIGHT MIRACLES by Kris Radish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An intriguing concept, woefully underdeveloped."
Four women are sentenced to a very unusual anger-management class. Read full book review >

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THE ANTIQUES by Kris D'Agostino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A family in a thoroughly modern mess, played for laughs."
Screwed-up siblings rush home to upstate New York to say goodbye to their father during a hurricane. Read full book review >

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ZANESVILLE by Kris Saknussemm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Visually stunning even without a single illustration, but the dense writing in this exuberantly weird, rambling tale calls for ready and willing readers."
An amnesiac with powers that amaze even him crosses a hyper-commercial continent in search of his identity and any other answers he can dig up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME AND HIM by Kris Dinnison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"The (mostly) fat-positive message is important, but its delivery falters. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The arrival of crushworthy new student Tom drives a wedge between Maggie, who is straight, and her best friend, Nash, who is gay. Read full book review >

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Released: June 29, 2008

"A salubrious voice for bellicose times, where being attentive and questioning, following our passions and emotions, leads to joy and meaning."
Inspirational writer and student of human nature Tabetando counsels readers to nurture their inner wisdom, then listen to it when confronting life's questions. Read full book review >

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A FALSE START by Kris Allis
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A sprawling, ambitious novel overshadowed by unnecessary, awkward digressions."
In Allis'debutnovel, one woman's journey out of an abusive marriage begins when the Twin Towers fall. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S ANGEL by Kris Rusch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rusch turns the real-life story of Geli's death into a workmanlike parable with little mystery, since the solution is as predictable as the Had-I-But-Known moral."

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ENIGMATIC PILOT by Kris Saknussemm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Manifest Destiny meets magic realism."
Ripe with symbolism, conspiratorial metaphors and fabulist intents, Saknussemm's third novel (Private Midnight, 2009, etc.) is an allegorical American frontier experience. Read full book review >

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A Moving Screen by Kris Allis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"A somewhat muddled homicide investigation, but bold characters and an exemplary coda make the story worthwhile."
A homicide detective, believing he's spotted a serial killer's M.O., teams up with a private eye pal to put a stop to the murders in this thriller. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE MIDNIGHT by Kris Saknussemm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Off-the-wall strange and surreal—and definitely not recommended as a Mother's Day gift."
A narrative that moves from a noirish hard-boiled detective novel to a fantasy of sexual transformation, an uncomfortable journey for the first-person narrator and for the reader. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS ROAD by Kris Nelscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2000

"Despite an opening two pages that should have been cut, deceptively quiet first-timer Nelscott is a first-rate storyteller."
The night after the 1939 premiere of Gone with the Wind, seven-year-old Billy and his boyhood friend Martin, under the direction of Martin's father, Dr. King, sang out as pickaninnies to entertain Atlanta's lily-white Junior League Ball. Read full book review >