Search Results: "Kris Stoever"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, enough of Carpenter comes off the pages to reveal the elemental audacity we've come to associate with the seven Mercury astronauts. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
Mercury astronaut turned thriller-writer Carpenter (The Steel Albatross, 1990) and his daughter put on the dampeners as they tell his life story thus far. 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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >