Search Results: "Kris Saknussemm"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >