Search Results: "Kristin Halbrook"


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EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

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NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Random violence and mistaken passion find a bleak end. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to escape her violent father, 15-year-old Zoe agrees to run away with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Will. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER COWBOY by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A winningly authentic, realistic and heartwarming family drama. (author's note, photos) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A family crisis pushes a 12-year-old wannabe cowboy living outside Chicago in 1953 to resort to bullying and damaging pranks. Read full book review >

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GARDEN PRINCESS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An original fairy tale that will suit young romantics to a T. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Princess Adela's great-great-great grandfather thought he had declared an end to magic. In fact, the powerful Hortensia had driven all other practitioners away, leaving the field fertile for her own purposes. Now it is up to Adela to rescue the youth Hortensia has bewitched. Read full book review >

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FIRE by Kristin Cashore
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious. (Fantasy. YA)"
A jewel-toned companion to Graceling (2008) inverts the trope of the exotic, gifted, irresistible fantasy heroine. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though elements of the plot are predictable and the prose is unadorned, this book is well-paced and warmhearted."
Harmel (The Sweetness of Forgetting, 2013, etc.) takes on relationships, family and loss.Read full book review >

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THE SELFISHNESS OF OTHERS by Kristin Dombek
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A savvy, sharp study that only occasionally loses readers in the psychological brambles."
A personal and clinical deconstruction of the narcissistic personality. Read full book review >

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RAT GIRL by Kristin Hersh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A thoroughly engrossing work by an original voice—hopefully the first of many."
Funny, quirky coming-of-age story from a unique musical artist. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SISTERS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Briskly written soap with down-to-earth types, mostly without the lachrymose contrivances of Hannah's previous titles (Distant Shores, 2002, etc.). Kudos for skipping the snifflefest this time around."
Sisters in and out of love. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY by Kristin Hannah
Released: April 23, 2013

"Unrelenting gloom relieved only occasionally by wrenching trauma; somehow, though, Hannah's storytelling chops keep the pages turning even as readers begin to resent being drawn into this masochistic morass."
Hannah's sequel to FireflyLane (2008) demonstrates that those who ignore family history are often condemned to repeat it. Read full book review >