Search Results: "Kris"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. 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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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 >

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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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A Moving Screen by Kris Allis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"A somewhat muddled homicide investigation, but bold characters and an exemplary coda make the story worthwhile."
A homicide detective, believing he's spotted a serial killer's M.O., teams up with a private eye pal to put a stop to the murders in this thriller. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A useful corrective to the mythology of the pirate, but one wishes it were a little more hearty. (illustrations, maps, not seen)"
paper 0-7656-0257-1 Lane (History/Coll. of William & Mary) offers an overview of the history behind the romances of piracy on the "Spanish Main." Read full book review >