Search Results: "Lisa Klein"


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LOVE DISGUISED by Lisa Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Risk-taking and thought-provoking fiction, best suited to readers who cherish Shakespearean slapstick. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Innovative and ambitious, this portrait of young Will Shakespeare doesn't quite succeed. Read full book review >

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CATE OF THE LOST COLONY by Lisa Klein
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This robust, convincing portrait of the Elizabethan world with complex, rounded characters wraps an intriguingly plausible solution to the 'lost colony' mystery inside a compelling love story of subtle thematic depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The fate of England's first American colony is the centerpiece of this engaging romance set during the reign of Elizabeth I. Orphaned at 14, Lady Cate Archer is appointed maid of honor to the queen, whose favorite, Sir Walter Ralegh, becomes infatuated with her. Read full book review >

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LADY MACBETH’S DAUGHTER by Lisa Klein
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fortunately Albia's engaging voice and struggles with her burgeoning psychic powers and with the truth of her parentage—plus her growing love for Fleance—make for a fast read with literary overtones. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
As she did with Ophelia (2006), Klein turns a Shakespeare play on its head with a combination of feisty female lead and careful historical research. Read full book review >

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TWO GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Lisa Klein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"But Klein's account of the battle and its effect on civilian life is compelling, and makes this a worthwhile addition to Civil War literature. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Klein's second novel offers a new take on the brother-versus-brother saga of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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OPHELIA by Lisa Klein
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Teen readers who love long, detailed period pieces will adore this one. (Fiction. YA)"
No doubt all readers of Hamlet really want to know more about Ophelia. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >

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THE WORLD AS IT IS by Norma Klein
Released: April 3, 1989

Something of a departure for Klein: a very adult and cutting look at the world within a mental institution—where, the author makes it clear, the inmates "aren't crazy. . . Read full book review >