Search Results: "Kris Radish"


BOOK REVIEW

Gravel On the Side of the Road by Kris Radish
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 22, 2014

"A bold, rollicking work that often reveals more about the author than her subjects."
Radish's (A Grand Day to Get Lost, 2013, etc.) latest work of nonfiction is a collection of vignettes taken from her own life, from her self-conscious childhood to her days as wild child, hard-boiled reporter and devoted mother. Read full book review >

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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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DANCING NAKED AT THE EDGE OF DAWN by Kris Radish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"Likely to appeal to the red hat crowd, but may annoy those with low tolerance for New Age blather."
Woman on the verge of self-realization hits the road, in the second of this ilk by DBR Media syndicated columnist Radish (The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, 2002). Read full book review >

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ANNIE FREEMAN’S FABULOUS TRAVELING FUNERAL by Kris Radish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"A life-affirming depiction of female bonding that's often overblown and tiresome."
Five women honor their friend's last request with a cross-country adventure. 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 >

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RUNAWAY RADISH by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"The Runaway Radish (who, spoiler alert, doesn't exactly make it out of the story intact) is entertainingly chaotic, and this 'Gingerbread Man' variant is a good effort in both Spanish and English. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Although markedly different in tone and style from most iPad storybook apps (though no less worthy), this English-and-Spanish tale of a food sculptor and a mischievous, fast-moving root vegetable is fun and has some features that make it worth multiple readings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CODE NAME KRIS by Carol Matas
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

In a strong sequel to Lisa's War (1989), Jesper continues his activities with the Danish resistance after Lisa and her brother Stefan depart in 1943 with the other Jewish refugees. Read full book review >

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KRIS LEARNS TO SHARE by Ron Dale
Released: Nov. 26, 2014

"An unusual children's tale that offers a welcome change from the forced jollity of so many holiday-themed books.
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A debut picture book that offers an alternative history of Old Saint Nick. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, BILLY RADISH by Gloria Skurzynski
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"B&w period photos. (Fiction. 10+)"
In a sequel to The Tempering (1983) that can stand alone, friends Hank Kerner and Bazyli Radichevych (alias ``Billy Radish'') are growing up in the steel town of Duquesne, Pennsylvania (here called ``Canaan''), during WW I. Each chapter explores a theme—the rigors of work in the mills (beginning as early as 14); the mix of immigrant cultures; Hank's bewilderment and jealousy as Billy (two years older) begins to move into adulthood; the intense emotions engendered by the war; Billy's death in the 1918 influenza epidemic; Hank's discovery of his life's ambition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >