Search Results: "Mary S. King"


BOOK REVIEW

FACING THE WALL by Mary S. King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2010

"An absorbing firsthand saga of war's invisible casualties."
A Vietnam vet's wife fights a long battle with her husband's post-traumatic stress disorder in this poignant memoir. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KILL CRAZY GANG by Jeffery S. King
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A brief, bracing, action-packed bio of some memorable badmen."
King recaps the forgotten criminal career of a pack of violent robbers who roamed pre-Jazz Age America, possibly killing more than 20 people. Read full book review >

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BASTARDS by Mary Anna King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2015

"A poignant memoir that thoughtfully examines a set of difficult and unique family relationships."
A young woman's account of how a dysfunctional family situation caused her to become separated from her six siblings but how all seven still managed to reconnect. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Disappointing. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Women spies—often notoriously glamorous and driven as much by the thrills as the cause—have customarily used seduction to get what they want. Read full book review >

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THE SPOTTY PIG by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1997

"Unfortunately, this take on the old Ugly Duckling story is without much suspense: Once Penny appears, Peter's journey to self- acceptance simply stops. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From King-Smith (The Stray, 1996, etc.), the story of a spotty pig, Peter, who thinks his spots are ugly and says so to his friend, Joe, a cat. Read full book review >

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PIGS MIGHT FLY by Mary Rayner
Released: April 1, 1982

"But anyone charmed enough by the initial fancy to stick with it will indeed be delighted by the ultimate, unexpected fulfillment of the title's promise."
This British story of a special pig begins with sow Mrs. Barleylove giving birth to eight piglets-one of them a "dag" (runt?) who is also deformed, with odd doglike feet instead of normal trotters. Read full book review >