Search Results: "Linda Killian"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A useful look at the current makeup and mood of America's voters."
The silent majority is neither Democratic nor Republican—and it's ticked off. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Moving pre-mortem material on Sonny Bono adds a light touch, as well, to Killian's fair, thoughtful, and eminently readable account."
An engrossing look at the 104th Congress, in which Republicans, their ranks bolstered by first-time legislators, took control of the House of Representatives. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER AND THE HOWLING OF KILLIAN LONE by Will Storr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Readers with a taste for the unusual (and who don't mind some nauseating passages) will find this a palatable novel about ambition, human fallibility and revenge."
A dark concoction about an ambitious culinary apprentice in 1980s London, Storr's debut features a complex title character, gothic undertones and an unnerving plot. Read full book review >

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APOCRYPHA 101 by Megan Killian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"An engaging, if somewhat flawed, story set in a well-realized world."
Killian offers a debut fantasy adventure novel reminiscent of such popular YA series as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF EVER AFTER by Killian B.  Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"While the overarching message—'Your happiness shouldn't deny another's happiness. Don't ever try to deny a person their happily ever after'—is commendable, the novel lacks heft. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A young white man who doesn't want to play by society's rules finds his bliss in this frothy alternative fairy tale. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH THE DO NOTHINGS AT THE TAMMY DINETTE by Killian B.  Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"Readers will be unexpectedly charmed by the quirky characters and clever dialogue in this heartwarming book."
Marcus Sumpter doesn't expect to find love or family in the tiny town of Marathon, Georgia, with a group of old Southern women known as the Do Nothings. But sometimes life delivers everything you've ever needed at just the right time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 1998

"Despite the current academic fashion, literary resurrections of this sort cannot be taken on faith, but rather require a proof that the authors, true believers both, fail to supply in this otherwise well-researched and readable biography. (30 b&w photos)"
Beat insider Ellingham and novelist Killian (Shy, 1989, etc.) have here embraced a most resistant, though not unworthy, subject in poet Jack Spicer. Read full book review >

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GOLD  by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Light on worldbuilding but full of steamy romance. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
After the climactic battles that ended Silver (2012), teen bandia Brianna Paxton heads to rural Ireland but finds she can escape neither her destiny nor her many pursuers. Read full book review >