Search Results: "Kris Saknussemm"


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SEA MONKEYS by Kris Saknussemm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A wonderfully warped grab bag of memories from a wilder and weirder time."
Noted cult writer Saknussemm's (Reverend America, 2012, etc.) darkly funny, offbeat memoir of growing up around San Francisco in the 1960s. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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STONE CRIBS by Kris Nelscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

The closest you'll ever come to understanding life as a black man in the '60s, even if you're a black man who lived through them. Read full book review >