Search Results: "Perri Klass"


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BABY DOCTOR by Perri Klass
Released: May 1, 1992

"Klass employs an admirably smooth, breezy honesty, yet much of her material feels too pat and too calculated for publication to be really moving or illuminating."
Klass (Other Women's Children, 1990, etc.) describes her pediatric internship and residency, stitching together previously published pieces from The New York Times Magazine and elsewhere with rambling journal entries and present-day commentaries on that sleep-deprived, transformative time. Read full book review >

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SECOND IMPACT by David Klass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Most of all, the passion that Carla brings to telling her story and the desire Jerry has for his team's success will resonate with aspiring journalists and teen sports fans alike. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Carla Jenson, sports reporter for her school paper, convinces Jerry Downing, star quarterback and excellent writer, to blog about the team's season—a novel idea with unexpected repercussions. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF BREATHING by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"Not perfect in its particulars but engrossing and tensely haunting nonetheless."
Woman doctor's life spins out of control after receiving a poison pen letter: a third novel from pediatrician, memoirist, and storywriter Klass (Love and Modern Medicine, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOVE AND MODERN MEDICINE by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Refreshingly unsentimental reminders of the mysteries and magic of life from a wise and accomplished writer."
Eleven stories in a second collection (after I Am Having an Adventure, 19TK) from novelist, essay writer, and practicing pediatrician Klass (Baby Doctor, 1992, etc.) that detail with compassion those times in women's lives when medicine and love hover in attendance, sometimes as helpless bystanders, at other times as triumphant saviors. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY RULE by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2008

"Klass plays it too safe here, with wise cracks and glib feel-good moments replacing real drama and self-exploration."
Pediatrician Klass (The Mystery of Breathing, 2004, etc.) offers a mild, episodic novel about a tough but warmhearted pediatrician whose life as a doctor, wife and mother is informed by her own childhood in foster care. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF MALICE by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 1999

"Nina, however, is likable enough to save them from their sins. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The O'Shaughnessy sisters writing team (Perri is the pen name for Pamela and Nancy) produces its best courtroom thriller to date. Read full book review >

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SCREEN TEST by David Klass
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"While Klass's protagonist here isn't much different, except physically, from his male heroes, she demonstrates the inner strength to cope with challenges overt and subtle, and to make savvy choices in the clutch. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Can a high-school sophomore from New Jersey keep her head and her heart when Hollywood calls? Read full book review >

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EXCUSE ME FOR LIVING by Ric Klass
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fractured experiment in multiformat storytelling that reads like a vanity project."
The pretty-boy heir to a junkyard empire lands himself in high-society rehab after plunging off the George Washington Bridge. Read full book review >

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WRIT OF EXECUTION by Perri O’Shaughnessy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2001

"The O'Shaughnessy sisters (Pamela and Mary writing as Perri) are shameless overplotters, but give them a courtroom they can cut and slash in, and they entertain with the best."
More trials—of the heart, too—for Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly in the O'Shaughnessy sisters' seventh legal potboiler (Move to Strike, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRAND OBSESSION by Perri Knize
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A well-written, heartfelt, classy paean to a singular instrument."
Sincere, focused memoir chronicles the author's quest to plumb her obsession with a particular piano. Read full book review >

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STUCK ON EARTH by David Klass
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2010

"Despite hackneyed gender stereotypes and a cast of stock characters, the painful humor (or perhaps the humorous pain) of Ketchvar's adventure will win fans. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
The Galactic Confederation is nothing if not fair. Read full book review >

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YOU DON’T KNOW ME by David Klass
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is an engrossing story, in the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak (1999), to which readers will immediately connect. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Klass (Screen Test, 1997, etc.) has woven a captivating first-person narrative with an original voice. Read full book review >