Search Results: "Kris Ripper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCH AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2016

"Choppy dialogue, undeveloped characters, and cliches dressed up as plot make this novel kind of a snooze."
Jaq and Hannah are related through a tenuous constellation of exes. When they meet as members of a wedding party, the connection is quick and strong. 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 >

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THE QUEER AND THE RESTLESS by Kris Ripper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An interesting murder plot in a carefully constructed setting is the appealing feature of this uneven, wan romance with too little conflict and zero sizzle."
The latest installment of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series (The Butch and the Beautiful, 2016, etc.) explores the connections, divisions, and wide range of emotions characters experience living in a queer-friendly California town. Read full book review >

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BRIAN AND BOB by Georgie Ripper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Then they get back to doing what they do best: snoozing, hanging out at the food bowl, and looking around—la dolce vita. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An improbable tale, but a happily-ever-after one, so young readers will suspend their disbelief as they pull for the reunion of Ripper's guinea pig protagonists. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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THE SLEEPY HOLLOW FAMILY ALMANAC by Kris D'Agostino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"D'Agostino's fiction debut winningly describes the millennial generation exploring the borders of love and responsibility."
Cancer. An overdue mortgage. An unexpected pregnancy. All weigh upon Calvin Moretti, film-major graduate, special-education teacher assistant and vaguely guilty semi-slacker. 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 >

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NAIL'S CROSSING by Kris Lackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A captivating look at a little-known corner of rural Oklahoma burning up in a drought, rife with drug problems, yet peopled by tenacious, idiosyncratic characters you can't help rooting for."
Two Oklahoma police officers from separate forces work together to solve a series of bloody crimes in Lackey's debut. 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 >

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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 >