Search Results: "Kristine Gasbarre"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO LOVE AN AMERICAN MAN by Kristine Gasbarre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Chick-lit-alicious."
In this fun but also moving debut memoir, Gasbarre tells the story of how she "boomeranged" back home to help care for the newly widowed grandmother who unexpectedly became her "ideal relationship guru." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An uplifting testimonial to the power of unconditional familial love and acceptance."
A new family must regroup after their toddler exhibits gender ambivalence. Read full book review >

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Tall Omaha by Kristine Oakhurst
Released: June 16, 2014

"A promising YA fiction debut from an equestrian expert."
An abused teenage girl and a discarded thoroughbred endure hardships in this first novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >

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SEERS by Kristine Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"The ending suggests there's more to come, and both the strong cast and intriguing premise hold promise for sequels—if the author can manage them without, as here, running out of steam. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
In a tale that is electrifying until suddenly going dead, a fiery-tempered teenager who can read and alter memories discovers that she's being played. Read full book review >

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LOVEY BUNNY by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A great book to share with sensitive children concerned about the steadiness of parental love and a pleasant example of creative problem-solving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A winsome girl rabbit is her mother's "lovey bunny," but when she borrows her mother's fancy dress with unfortunate results, she wonders if the affection from her mother is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2013

"An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."
Adebut travel memoir about a single woman's journey through Africa, Asia and beyond. Read full book review >

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IGUANA BEACH by Kristine Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lohstoeter's artwork, sometimes dexterous, as in her handling of figures, can also be as schematized as a paint-by-numbers product. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aspects of this story from Franklin (Lone Wolf, p. 380, etc.) are lovely, but they never coalesce. Read full book review >

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Resumes for Children 17 Years Old and Under by Donna Kristine Manley
Released: June 7, 2006

"An intriguing guide that asserts that it's never too early to start documenting one's talents and achievements."
According to Manley's debut collection, even 6-year-olds can begin shaping resumes for future success. Read full book review >

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Mischief by Lynn Kristine Thorsen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A worthy, quirky collection of short escapes."
An eclectic anthology of 20 short stories with enough variety to satisfy a diverse group of genre enthusiasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE SONG by Kristine L. Franklin
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Franklin (Eclipse, 1995, etc.) comes up with a pat resolution, including the revelation that Bobbie Lynn's father is alive, and ties up loose ends in a way that is not fully credible. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two young people take on more than they can handle in this anguished, reflective story set on the homefront during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DOG POEMS by Kristine O'Connell George
Released: March 22, 1999

"A charming glimpse of life with a small dog, and its small but satisfying pleasures. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
These agreeable poems from George (Old Elm Speaks, 1998, etc.) chronicle a day in the life of a little dog doing little dog things. Read full book review >