Search Results: "Sara Gran"


BOOK REVIEW

CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2011

"Gran (Dope, 2006, etc.) provides an adequate mystery, a comically self-important detective and a searing portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans."
A Brooklyn private investigator who freely admits that she's the best in the world goes looking for a man swallowed up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Hip, smart, inventive and thoroughly infuriating. The heroine (Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, 2011) is someone you'll either love or love to hate."
"The very best detective in the world"—just ask her—solves what she dubs the Case of the Kali Yuga, with digressions to, among a hundred other subjects, the Case of the End of the World. Read full book review >

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COME CLOSER by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The Yellow Wallpaper meets Rosemary's Baby in a slim, wonderfully eerie novel."
In a decidedly creepy departure from her debut (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001: a charmer about mothers and daughters in literary New York), Gran tells of a young woman possessed by a demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOPE by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"Burroughs meets Hammett in this gritty, at times tragic, noir."
Gran's third novel, as original and compelling as her first two (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001, etc.), is of an ex-junkie grifter, now hired to find a missing college girl in 1950 Manhattan. Read full book review >

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SATURN’S RETURN TO NEW YORK by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"Plot-strings unravel a bit at end, but this is better than the usual single-woman fare, and a must for nostalgic Manhattanites."
Thoughtful debut about a young woman coming to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's illness. Read full book review >

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DARK PARTIES by Sara Grant
FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"True fans of dystopia will find more original and thought-provoking storylines elsewhere, but less exacting readers will enjoy it. (Dystopia. 12 & up)"
This debut dystopian novel manages to turn an overused plot into a quick, entertaining read. Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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SARA ZARR
by Megan Labrise

When Sara Zarr assessed her storied career in YA fiction (six books, seven years), she noted a trend in upward mobility.

“With each book, the characters got more and more middle- to upper-middle-class, which was not my background,” says Zarr, who grew up in San Francisco and lives in Salt Lake City. “That’s been the story of my life ...


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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART ONE
by Leila Roy

The end of the year approacheth, and I have so very great books to share with you!

This year, I’m picking my favorite book of each month—my favorite book that I read in each month, not necessarily published in that month (or even in 2016!)—as well as mentioning a few other bonus books here and there.

Let’s dive right ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR IN APRIL 2017
by Leila Roy

Now that we’ve made it through April Fools’ Day mostly unscathed (I hope?), let’s take a look at some of this month’s upcoming books:

What Girls Are Made Of, by Elana K. Arnold

Earlier this year, Elana K. Arnold brought us A Boy Called Bat, a gentle, smart, funny, and utterly lovely middle grade book about a boy and a ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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A BOOK TO MAKE NOTE OF
by Julie Danielson

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. There will be more than a handful of children’s books marketed as perfect for Mother’s Day, I’ve no doubt. Some may even be good, while others will surely be saccharine sweet.

Emil Sher’s Away, illustrated by Qin Leng, isn’t going to be marketed as such (which is a relief), but the mother-daughter bond ...


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