Search Results: "Thad Krasnesky"


BOOK REVIEW

I ALWAYS, ALWAYS GET MY WAY by Thad Krasnesky
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Overall, the result is a youngster more exasperating than endearing, one that many an older sibling will recognize with grim delight. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While little Emmy appears sweet, her looks are deceiving. Read full book review >

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THAT CAT CAN’T STAY by Thad Krasnesky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Not a keeper. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There's nothing cats love more than someone who doesn't love them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2001

"Could be dangerous for anyone who doesn't yet own a piano. Apartment dwellers in particular should approach with caution."
History blends seamlessly with memoir in this paean to the piano. Read full book review >

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WICHITA by Thad Ziolkowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"It's light on plot, and those grim Chopik academics are close to straw men, but so what? Ziolkowski is off to a fine start."
What to do about Seth? The self-destructive punk roils a Kansas household in this sparkling debut. Read full book review >

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FINDING FONTAINEBLEAU by Thad Carhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"Those lucky enough to have lived and attended school in Europe will love this book, and anyone heading to Paris will surely add Fontainebleau to his or her schedule."
The author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank (2001) returns with another celebration of France.Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE ENDLESS RIVER by Thad Carhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Sensitively compares and contrasts the Old World with the New, but could have done with more plotting and characterization."
Nonfiction author Carhart (The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, 2001) turns to bio-fiction in a description-heavy historical based on real people and events. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Succeeds as both individual homage and in enlarging appreciation for military sacrifice."
A tribute biography to an Air Force combat controller killed in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Full-Body Fitness for Runners by Thad H. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A successful educational guide to fitness, nutrition and understanding the body for novice runners."
This nonfiction guide to exercise and nutrition for runners lays out foundational facts and supplies useful techniques and recipes to keep a runner's fitness routine fresh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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BOY TOY by Michael Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2001

"The mystery, in fact, barely holds a candle to Craft's latest paean to gay life in the suburbs."
Life goes on in Dumont, Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK HALF by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 1989

"A potent, engrossing blend of occult and slasher horror, not as fully riveting or grandly ironic as Misery, but without the pomposities of much other recent King—It; The Tommy-knockers—and certainly slick and scary enough to make it the book to beat on the fall lists."
Book #1 (of four) of King's celebrated megabucks publishing contract—and it's King at his effusive near-best, with a long, ultra-violent, suspenseful story of a best-selling writer whose pseudonym comes to life and goes on a murderous rampage. Read full book review >