Search Results: "Kris"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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TUESDAY NIGHT MIRACLES by Kris Radish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An intriguing concept, woefully underdeveloped."
Four women are sentenced to a very unusual anger-management class. 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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DANCING NAKED AT THE EDGE OF DAWN by Kris Radish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"Likely to appeal to the red hat crowd, but may annoy those with low tolerance for New Age blather."
Woman on the verge of self-realization hits the road, in the second of this ilk by DBR Media syndicated columnist Radish (The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, 2002). 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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HITLER'S ANGEL by Kris Rusch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rusch turns the real-life story of Geli's death into a workmanlike parable with little mystery, since the solution is as predictable as the Had-I-But-Known moral."

BOOK REVIEW

A DANGEROUS ROAD by Kris Nelscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2000

"Despite an opening two pages that should have been cut, deceptively quiet first-timer Nelscott is a first-rate storyteller."
The night after the 1939 premiere of Gone with the Wind, seven-year-old Billy and his boyhood friend Martin, under the direction of Martin's father, Dr. King, sang out as pickaninnies to entertain Atlanta's lily-white Junior League Ball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENORMOUS SMALLNESS by Matthew Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"An eminently friendly introduction to both the poet and his spirit—deceptively simple, just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book biography of the poet, with appropriately quirky multimedia illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" 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 >