Search Results: "Kristin Elizabeth Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

JESS, CHUNK, AND THE ROAD TRIP TO INFINITY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Well-meaning and timely but not as strong as Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl and Brie Spangler's Beast (both 2016). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A trans girl artist goes on a road trip with her fat best friend and publicly dresses as her true self for the first time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"As in the first effort, the situations don't always live up to their full potential for hilarity but will, at times, leave readers amused. (Farce. 9-13)"
Introduced in Leaving the Bellweathers (2009), the comically dysfunctional family is back for another outing. Read full book review >

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LEAVING THE BELLWEATHERS by Kristin Clark Venuti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Debi Gliori's Pure Dead books do a better job of capturing the humor of a bizarre family situation, but as the pace quickens, the Bellweather family will, at very least, amuse and may make some laugh out loud. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Portraying the zany antics of the Bellweather family from the perspective of their staid butler, this first novel falls short of the situation's potential hilarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Harmless—but not particularly riveting or enlightening."
In the tradition of soft, self-congratulatory autobiographies, a young former Bush Administration media-relations director reveals the secrets of her success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWIMMER by Joakim Zander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A compulsively readable page-turner with unexpected heart."
An international thriller with the pace and intensity of a Jason Bourne adventure, Zander's debut follows the intertwining stories of a young Swedish woman and a washed-up American spy. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BENEATH HER by Camilla Grebe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A tour de force that lifts its author to the front rank among the increasingly crowded field of Nordic noir."
Veteran co-author Grebe (More Bitter Than Death, with Åsa Träff, 2013, etc.) takes her first solo turn in this tale of three troubled souls linked by a horrific crime—and what a turn it is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BELIEVER by Joakim Zander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Suspenseful and primed for Hollywood adaptation, this is escapist fiction at its best."
Zander's latest page-turning political thriller weaves three interconnected stories into a hypertopical tale of international intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"More cynical than her usual Anne Tyler-lite approach, Berg's depiction of her characters' mid-life follies and ongoing struggles with the specter of aging is at times hilarious, at times sad, but this time she steers clear of the maudlin to go for the jugular."
A 40th high-school reunion reawakens old insecurities and crushes among former geeks, jocks, wallflowers and beauty queens. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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