Search Results: "Kristin Wolden Nitz"


BOOK REVIEW

SUSPECT by Kristin Wolden Nitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Intriguing, suspenseful fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Jen doesn't want to spend her 17th summer working at her grandmother's bed-and-breakfast inn, but her dad says she has to. Read full book review >

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BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Somewhat nebulous in focus, this is nonetheless an affecting examination of issues beyond the scope of Lardner's original articles. (Author tour)"
A painful account of a murder, told by a hard-boiled journalist who is also the victim's father. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT ROAD by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"A flawed but never dull drama."
A disadvantaged teen finds friendship, acceptance and love with a prosperous Seattle-area family, until a tragic accident changes everything. Read full book review >