Search Results: "Kris"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE ANTIQUES by Kris D'Agostino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A family in a thoroughly modern mess, played for laughs."
Screwed-up siblings rush home to upstate New York to say goodbye to their father during a hurricane. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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 >

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THE DAY THE MUSTACHE TOOK OVER by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Makes one wish for a timeout. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Does a nanny exist who can tame Nathan and David? Read full book review >