Search Results: "Nora Olsen"


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SWANS & KLONS by Nora Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Although aimed at LGBT readers and despite its unevenness, philosophical dystopia fans of all orientations will find much to appreciate in this story that tackles big ideas. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
In an idyllic all-female future, Rubric and Salmon Jo's luxurious life is disrupted by their Utopia's dark side. Read full book review >

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FRENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Nora Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite some enjoyable storytelling and informative detail, an uneven romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A bisexual teen girl whose house is being foreclosed upon falls in love with the rebellious lesbian daughter of investment bankers. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL BEFORE by Rena Olsen
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A moving story of recovery and responsibility."
What at first feels like a tale of suspense turns into a thoughtful look at victims and perpetrators and the difficulties that arise for someone who is both at once. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"High-quality advocacy certain to stir debate."
The president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute makes a convincing case that the slow pace of the Federal Drug Administration's development and approval process for new medications is needlessly costing lives. Read full book review >

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ENVY by Gregg Olsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A relatively gratifying examination of the complexity of connections in a close-knit community. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Katelyn's death is ruled accidental by the coroner, but twins Hayley and Taylor are convinced that a deeper evil has been committed. Read full book review >

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“I” by Jack Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"True-crime entertainment at its best."
Veteran true-crime author Olsen (Hastened to the Grave, 1998, etc.) explores the crimes and motivations of a truck-stop murderer. Read full book review >

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CHARMER by Jack Olsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 1994

"Russell's compulsion to kill is less in evidence here than is Olsen's compulsion to churn out yet another murderous tale. (Author tour)"
Best-selling true-crime writer Olsen's latest account of psychopathic terror is little more than a chronological retelling of the basic facts. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S <i>THE HOBBIT</i> by Corey Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tolkien's roads, it seems, go ever, ever on, but with as amiable and knowledgeable a guide as Olsen, the weather remains fine and the journey sweet."
A journey across Middle-earth with an English teacher. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A powerful story of individual fortitude and bureaucratic pigheadedness."
The affecting story of Geronimo Pratt, an innocent man confined in California's roughest prisons for 26 years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"The most satisfying of Olsen's recent books, and among his saddest. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The prolific true-crime writer Olsen profiles the charmingly named Tene Bimbos, a family of Gypsies accused of murdering the elderly for profit. Read full book review >