Search Results: "Kristin Ohlson"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SLEEP WITH A MOVIE STAR by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"Stale office politics, predictable crises and strangely priggish attitudes; if this book were a person, it would be nervously tucking hair behind its ear, wondering if the reader thinks it's showing too much skin."
Fashion magazine girl interviews hot actor guy, then the whole world thinks they slept together. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE WAR MACHINE by Kristin Bailey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Clever machines, well-drawn relationships of varying constellations, literal death traps and world-threatening intrigue, headlined by an aspirational heroine, make this a winner. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The high-stakes conclusion of Meg's quest to become an Amusementist and find her missing grandfather. Read full book review >

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ABC.DC by Kristin Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Though some of it may sail over the audience's heads, this shot at early art appreciation is certainly worth the chance. (iPad alphabet app. 4-8)"
Choice reproductions of artwork from the National Gallery of Art are matched with letters and words for some amusing, very simple interplay with readers. 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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WHEN YOU WISH by Kristin Harmel
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Better written than the usual fluff of this type, and fun for girls who wish they were stars. (Fiction. YA)"
Star Beck, a 17-year-old pop sensation à la Britney Spears, can't stand her insane, publicity-driven life or her stage-mother from Hell. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BAD LUCK I EVER HAD by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Dit and Emma are likable protagonists, and the growth of their friendship, along with Dit's emerging moral conscience, make this a fine debut novel by an author to watch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Emma Walker comes to Moundville, Ala., with her father, the new postmaster, Harry "Dit" Sims feels it's "the worst piece of bad luck" he's ever had. Read full book review >

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CHEAT by Kristin Butcher
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A speedy read, though light in construction. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Laurel is a fledgling reporter who has inadvertently hit front-page gold with a hot scoop. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The resolution spans the storied world and Lucy's own; committed fantasy fans might enjoy the metaphysical journey. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Magic connects three generations of the Iowan Martin family in this densely plotted fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAYS by Kristin Butcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's a tidy but convincing view of the sparking of a young person's social conscience. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A 12-year-old takes a short flyer from home and finds a double cause in this earnest debut. Read full book review >

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CATALYST by Kristin Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >

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DO UNTO OTHERS by Kristin Lattany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Once again, Lattany (Kinfolks, 1996, etc.) dishes wisdom along with a lot of humor and offers fresh insights into the ever-contrary ways of the heart."
A sweet tale with attitude about a savvy businesswoman, and a sucker for all things African, who wryly recounts the lessons she learned about life and herself when she and her husband come to the rescue of a beautiful girl from Africa. Read full book review >