Search Results: "Malene R. Laugesen"


BOOK REVIEW

FLYING SOLO by Julie Cummins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Cummins' animated account of early aviator Ruth Elder's struggles and achievements will amuse and inspire girls of all ages. (author's note, sources, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
A lively biography of a pioneer in women's aviation. Read full book review >

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MAMA WENT TO JAIL FOR THE VOTE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"It's an effort full of good intentions—but good intentions without spark remain simply intentions, not achievement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Susan Elizabeth chronicles the final years of the women's suffrage movement with all the earnestness of the indoctrinated. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS GOWN by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A tale fit for a princess, or at least an aspiring one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
No princess-loving reader could resist this lovely confection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year—a self-publishing benchmark."
This extraordinary work of paranormal fantasy—a debut, no less—revolves largely around the morally bankrupt owner of a museum of oddities who attempts to reinvigorate his flagging business by capturing the Hodag, a legendary creature believed to inhabit the woodlands of northern Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Masters' Mysterium by R. R. Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Like Charlaine Harris' Midnight, Texas saga this is cutting-edge genre fiction that will appeal to genre fans as well as mainstream fiction readers. It's a storytelling tour de force no matter the categorization."
This rousing sequel to Reynolds' debut novel (Masters' Mysterium: Wisconsin Dells, 2013) continues a paranormal fantasy saga chronicling the epic battle between angels and demons and the humans entangled in their war. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Expressive exercises that provide an array of motivational pointers."
The 26 characters of the English language serve as springboards for life advice and reflection in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF GLASS by R. Chauncey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Comes up a little short on certain genre elements, but the pace and ambience are rock-solid."
In the distant future, a pair of skilled individuals seek a man harboring incriminating info on powerful men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

That Awful Smell by R. Neighbor
Released: March 25, 2016

"Realistic local color and characters make up for a somewhat poor mystery plot."
In Depression-era Kansas, young Ralph McConnell and his friends find a body down by the river in the latest in the Young Ralph McMystery series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DIDN'T KILL YOUR CAT by R. Stim
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Despite its flaws, the book has a charming main character and a diverting plot sure to appeal to fans of whodunit novels."
Stim's entertaining debut takes the reader into a houseboat community as a young preteen tries to catch a killer. Read full book review >

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THE POISONOUS GENIUS by R Giridharan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rigid but workable thriller that offers a few genuine surprises."
A series of murders in a small Indian town reveals a complicated conspiracy in Giridharan's debut thriller. Read full book review >