Search Results: "Kristin Gore"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY’S HOUSE by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"Despite a few wicked sparks (the reality show starring the ex-president is priceless), Gore's satire is more affectionate than biting."
In this jokey, sometimes juicy romance-and-politics comedy, the eponymous heroine, who was a senatorial aide in Gore's first novel (Sammy's Hill, 2004), finds herself working in a scandal-ridden White House, territory Al's daughter obviously knows well. Read full book review >

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SAMMY’S HILL by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High jinks 'n' politics. Whee!"
A mildly hypochondriac but sweet young senatorial aide takes everything mean old Washington can throw at her while giving her all to a possible national program to lower prescription costs for senior citizens. Read full book review >

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SWEET JIMINY by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"Flawed, but worth reading for its original story line and pithy dialogue."
A law-school drop-out returns to her ancestral Mississippi town for solace, but becomes embroiled in the investigation of decades-old race murders. Read full book review >

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...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

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DANNY’S FIRST SNOW by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The simple, well-written text, original plot and perceptive illustrations make Danny's story a treat for wintry story times. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An appealing little rabbit named Danny experiences his first snowfall in this delightfully original view of a youngster's introduction to a snow-covered world. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE RISK by Steven Gore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Ponzi schemes and the like are so dutifully explained by Gore that they undercut narrative drive and dampen excitement. Too bad, because there are good things in this novel."
Terrorists don't need bombs to blow up a financial system, private investigator Graham Gage learns the hard way in the not-quite-so-successful follow-up to Final Target (2010). Read full book review >

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WE WERE WITCHES by Ariel Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Inventive and affecting."
Dispatches from the life of a teen mom and budding feminist from the author of The End of Eve (2014) and Bluebird (2010). Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN PINNACLE by Robert Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A historical novel as grand and ambitious as the characters and eras it portrays."
A former soldier with a mysterious past and a dark secret rises to financial prominence in Gore's (The Gordian Knot, 2000) lengthy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An imaginative plot and some lively dialogue can't overcome the forced eccentricity of the characters and their facile insights."
An unhappy performance artist imagines herself as a sacrificial lamb in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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WORMS FOR LUNCH? by Leonid Gore
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sure to be a popular choice for storytimes, with its short sentences and simple vocabulary, this is also a solid choice for beginning readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Who eats worms for lunch?" Read full book review >