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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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IF ONLY ALL BOOKS WERE THIS UNIQUE
by Mandy Wan

 

 

BOOK REPORT for If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan 

Cover Story: You Tried
BFF Charm: Maybe... No
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7 - 5 = 2
Talky Talk: Would It Be a Bad Pun to Call This “Straight Up”?
Bonus Factors:
 Diversity, Trufax
Relationship Status: Don’t Go Changing for Me

Cover Story: You Tried

Hand holding is an ...


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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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COLD BURN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch

Cover Story: Yin and Yang

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Tale of the Seasons

Anti-Bonus Factor: Winter

Relationship Status: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

 

Cover Story: Yin and Yang

There’s a lot going on on this cover. First, you have a background that ...


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KEEP ON THINKING IT'S A TIME TO FLY
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

 

Cover Story: Graphic
BFF Charm: Yay and Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors: College Transition, Diversity
Relationship Status: I'll Let You Borrow My Favorite Sweater

Cover Story: Graphic 

I LOVE how much the artwork looks like a graphic novel cover.* Also ...


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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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