Search Results: "Susanne Klingenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1991

"Well written and researched—though more about socioeconomic than intellectual Jewish gains. (Twelve illustrations—not seen.)"
An absorbing study of American Jews who first broke the ``color line'' at the humanities faculties of Ivy League colleges. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers will probably recall the X-Men universe and wish these characters were as well-drawn. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This attempt at a teen paranormal-thriller/romance novel is about as satisfying to fans of the genre as a cup of weak herbal tea would be to a thirsty vampire. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES by Susanne Gervay
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While vividly documenting the devastating aftereffects of severe burns, this effort never fully captures the protagonist's spirit, making for a frustrating, emotionally draining read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
This Australian import powerfully depicts the lasting damage of third-degree burns. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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ÉMILIE’S VOICE by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"The serpentine and confusing plot aside, musicologist Dunlap's first offers a vivid, entertaining panorama of the period."
A young singer is ensnared by intrigue at the Sun King's court. Read full book review >

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Prepare to Die by Susanne Kacsandi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly controlled, entertaining religious adventure in which the downtrodden triumph with a little help from friends in the highest of places."
Kacsandi's debut is a religious thriller centering on human trafficking and sex slavery. Read full book review >

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LISZT’S KISS by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"A convincing grasp of Romantic period detail mostly compensates for occasionally clunky dialogue and forays into such bodice-ripping silliness as 'his mouth closed over hers, not so much kissing as devouring her.'"
Sparks fly when bohemians, aristocrats and those in-between collide in this latest historical novel with musical themes, from the author of Émilie's Voice (2005). Read full book review >

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PALACE OF JUSTICE by Susanne Alleyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A fiendishly clever and compelling mystery set in a grim, gripping vision of Paris where there is no justice, only shades of gray."
Alleyn's fourth (The Cavalier of the Apocalypse, 2009, etc.) takes readers back in time to Aristide Ravel's second major case, during the Terror after the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 26, 2014

"Just another on an already crowded shelf. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
Tessa is a Variant, a human who can absorb someone else's DNA and become that person. This makes her the perfect spy, as readers found out in Imposter (2013). Read full book review >

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THE ACADÉMIE by Susanne Dunlap
Released: April 10, 2012

"Pass. (Historical romance. 12 & up)"
This peculiar hybrid of fact-checked historical fiction and breathless bodice-ripper chronicles the romantic flings of four teens in 1799 France. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE LAMP by Susanne Dunlap
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 12, 2011

"Overall, an honorable homage and an absorbing read. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Wrongfully dismissed from her job as a parlor maid, 17-year-old Molly Fraser desperately needs work to help support her impoverished family, but though she's intelligent and hard-working, an illiterate servant girl fired for stealing has little hope of finding respectable employment in 1854 London. Read full book review >

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THE MUSICIAN’S DAUGHTER by Susanne Dunlap
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"While Theresa's naïve and headstrong pursuit of her father's murderer tests credibility, she's a gutsy, sympathetic heroine who remains true to her friends, in a fast-paced historical adventure that offers a hint of romance. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A 15-year-old living in 18th-century Vienna finds herself entwined in political intrigue when she boldly investigates her father's puzzling murder. Read full book review >