Search Results: "Sarah Kowalski"


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MOTHERHOOD REIMAGINED by Sarah Kowalski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An insightful read for single-by-choice mothers interested in alternative therapies."
A debut memoir traces one woman's pregnancy quest. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2001

"Likable characters, though the quick plotting, in this coming-of-ager part two, could have been sacrificed for a little more depth and self-reflection."
An amiable if slight continuation of the author's debut novel (Eddie's Bastard, 1999) brings hero Billy Mann to Santa Fe in search of the mother who abandoned him. Read full book review >

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EPIC GAME by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Although Kowalski (The Innocence Device, 2014, etc.) drives this brief tale toward an inevitable conclusion, it's still an agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is."
A professional poker player gets a surprising legacy from her only friend. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S BASTARD by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Knock-off models are best enjoyed when the original is kept from view, and though its merrily familiar plot can make this somewhat difficult, Kowalski's version will get you from A to B better than most. (First printing of $75,000)"
Newcomer Kowalski pens an entertaining John Irving soufflÇ: a coming-of-age tale about a boy who becomes a novelist, having written a symbolic short story that he includes in a novel about a young boy coming of age. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"An uneven fourth outing by Kowalski (The Adventures of Flash Jackson, 2003, etc.), with a unique and nicely textured historical subplot that's outweighed by the plodding tone and somewhat convoluted main story."
An engaging if overwritten tale about a Manhattan couple changed by a house in the country. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"An appealing and original story that gets bogged down in its own originality: it would have worked better had the author pulled out fewer stops."
Canadian Kowalski's third outing, a follow-up to his debut (Eddie's Bastard, 1999), offers an engaging, offbeat account of an All-American girl coming of age in a very strange town. Read full book review >

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CORRECTING THE LANDSCAPE by Marjorie Kowalski Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"The trouble is that, having forsaken certain pleasures, Cole's work offers only the soberest and most intermittent glimmer of any other reward."
This earnest debut novel, winner of the Bellwether Prize for "fiction of social responsibility," wavers along the fine line between the true-to-life and dull-as-ditchwater. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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FIRE AND ICE (AND WHAT’S IN BETWEEN)
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: She Said

Bonus Factor: Elemental Magic

Relationship Status: Fan From the Start

 

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

The imagery on this book works perfectly with the story within—the snowflakes, the flames, the ...


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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >