Search Results: "Kris Condi"


BOOK REVIEW

N IS FOR NOAH by Kris  Condi
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Judicious editing and visual polish would significantly improve this potentially appealing alphabet-inspired reader."
Children with names from A to Z star in their own short stories in this reader for young children. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GODDESSES by Kris Waldherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"Further, in a book that seeks to be inclusive, many races and cultures are portrayed, but more than a third of the paintings depict blond goddesses. (pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Folklore. 10-14)"
An abecedary of 26 goddesses from cultures around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD PRINCESS by Kris Waldherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Power to the princesses, right on! (further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of Doomed Queens (2008) examines "princess backlash" and asks: what makes a princess? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED ANIMALS by Kris Waldherr
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The pictures convey a dreamy world in which the natural and supernatural are not so far apart—but collections like Mayo's Mythical Birds and Beasts from Many Lands (1997) offer better-told stories and deeper insight. (Folklore. 9-12)"
Using "sacred" in a very broad sense, Waldherr (Harvest, not reviewed, etc.) pairs luxuriant, romanticized portraits of 16 creatures (three of which are mythical) with related folk lore from diverse cultures, paraphrased legends, and bits of natural history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LIFE TO LOSE by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A sweet, different kind of love story that brings new light to a murder mystery four books in the making."
An independent theater owner meets two young men who take his breath away, but a murder in La Vista has everyone on edge. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA IS A GREETER AT WALMART by Kris Neely
Released: March 15, 2017

"A warm and disarming new approach to embracing Zen in the real world."
A guide to Buddha and Zen emphasizes accessibility above all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMOKE FILLED ROOMS by Kris Nelscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"You don't need to be a fan of private-eye novels to admire Smokey: You just need a conscience."
Now squeezed in with his friend Franklin's family, filling in as a security guard at Chicago's Conrad Hilton and hiding behind the name Bill Grimshaw, private eye Smokey Dalton hopes he's found a safe place to hide himself and ten-year-old Jimmy, the young boy he spirited out of Memphis after he witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.'s killing and was menaced by the real assassins (A Dangerous Road, 2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIN WALLS by Kris Nelscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Black, white, or polka dot, everybody needs a friend like Smokey to fight bigotry from those in power, those grabbing for power, and even those seemingly powerless."
Chicago in the '60s is not quite the haven he hoped for when p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTLE CRY by Kris Power
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2014

"An experience-based Christian guide for overcoming turmoil through prayer and faith."
Power, a Christian mother, offers her first autobiography, a self-help book to provide solace to other Christian women in a difficult, challenging world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYS OF RAGE by Kris Nelscott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 29, 2006

"Nelscott reconstructs an unlovely Chicago past that leads directly to the havoc of the Conspiracy trial, the death of Fred Hampton and the racial unrest of the '60s. As an explanation of whoring, thieving and terminating with extreme prejudice, this is as good as it gets."
Racial butchery in Chicago, 1919-68. Read full book review >

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WAR AT HOME by Kris Nelscott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"A ruthlessly unsentimental look at the '60s that shows just how ugly and destructive racial assumptions were. Nelscott bears witness to black persecution the way Elie Wiesel bears witness to the Holocaust."
A young black man's education at Yale turns him into a '60s radical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, the author excels at factual accounts, and this could be grist for a TV movie. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A meticulous but flat case is made here for a wrongful first- degree murder conviction. Read full book review >