Search Results: "Susan Carlton"


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LOVE AND HAIGHT by Susan Carlton
Released: March 13, 2012

"A well-framed historical, with a wholly realized setting and believable, rich, likable characters. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
It's the end of 1971: prairie skirts, marijuana—and no Roe v. Wade. Read full book review >

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LOBSTER LAND by Susan Carlton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Between Charlotte's delirious thought patterns, her endless attempts at wordplay and some of the unsexiest make-out scenes in teen literature, it is unlikely that readers will develop an attachment to anyone in this story. (Fiction. YA)"
A day in 16-year-old Charlotte's life on Bleak, an island of the coast of Maine, contains more chaos than a season of your average TV drama. Read full book review >

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TWO LIES AND A SPY by Kat Carlton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Goes down as easy as popcorn. (Thriller. 13-16)"
A spy caper spiced up with teen romance. Read full book review >

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HIPPIE HOMESCHOOLING by Carlton Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"An engaging novel about one man's road trip to the heart of darkness: himself."
In Smith's debut novel, a reformed hippie hits the road one final time in a quest to find his runaway son, and along the way, he finds himself. Read full book review >

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SEALED WITH A LIE by Kat Carlton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Solid action, high stakes and a likable heroine keep the pages turning. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This second installment in a new espionage-action series for girls (Two Lies and a Spy, 2013) provides suspenseful entertainment, although Kari Andrews is no Alex Rider. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"North Dallas Forty it ain't, but it all makes for a pleasing read for those who like their gridiron gladiators on the guileless and underdoggish side."
They love their football in Texas—so much so that they find ways to play it without the regulation dozen-minus-one players on the field. Read full book review >

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BIPOLAR BARE by Carlton Davis
Released: March 10, 2009

"A jarring, compelling account of bipolar disease."
A harrowing look at mental illness and drug addiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Stowers succeeds at describing the breadth of an incredibly tangled murder mystery but seldom manages to find the depth. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An intricate account of a brutal 1983 murder and the ten-year pursuit of the killer, and the jealous woman who put the price on the victim's head. Read full book review >

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THE ART DOCKUMENTS by Carlton Davis
Released: Sept. 9, 2012

"A valuable, permanent record of transitory and improvised events, embedded in a particular historical and artistic moment, which otherwise may have been lost."
A personal, wide-ranging account of the artistic community in downtown Los Angeles during the 1980s. Read full book review >

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SINS OF THE SON by Carlton Stowers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 1995

"Compelling, but morally troubling. (10 b&w photos, not seen)"
A crime journalist's painfully honest attempt to come to terms with his son's downward spiral into a life of drugs and criminal activity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The police work until the entrance of Dietrich was truly shoddy and ruined what should have been an open-and-shut case, but Stowers's account simply doesn't crackle with the energy the three women poured into getting justice."
A tragedy is rendered toothless as Stowers examines a child's murder in a tiny town in Texas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A passable evocation of an American nightmare."
True-crime veteran Stowers (To the Last Breath, 1998, etc.) relates the grisly tale of a Texas serial killer who dodged justice for too long. Read full book review >