Search Results: "Wren Handman"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST CUT by Wren Handman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Short but punchy and highly effective. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A short but gritty story finds a teen stymied by her relentless pursuit of her dream. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2004

"For the armchair hiker, a walk well worth taking."
Wielding the waspish wit he flashed in sending up the overblown aura of his chosen profession (Hacks, 1996), Wren sets off on his march into retirement by sending up himself. Read full book review >

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SALSA WITH THE POPE by Samantha Wren Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lengthy but engaging romance boosted by a fun main character and her baseball-playing love interest."
In Anderson's debut novel, an aspiring actress learns to put herself first as she navigates relationships with an egotistical playwright and a New York Yankee. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Hannah Pang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good start for budding naturalists, leading naturally to more populous surveys such as Jinny Johnson's Atlas of Animals (2013). (Informational pop-up book. 5-7)"
A select cast of animals—many on or under flaps and shaped pages—poses in seven characteristic habitats. Read full book review >

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NEELY JONES by M. K. Wren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"But though Neely has winning ways, helter-skelter plotting hurts her debut."
Good thing Cornelia Jones is a practicing realist; there's not much comfort in white-bread Westport, Oregon, for African-Americans like her. Read full book review >

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AN ADVENTURE IN ARIZONA by Donna Wren Carson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2014

"An educational, entertaining mystery for kids."
In this fast-paced mystery novel, sixth-grader Leira and her friends meet fun and danger on their winter break. Read full book review >

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SP4RX by Wren McDonald
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A pulls-no-punches techno-thriller; think Mr. Robot meets The Stepford Wives. (Graphic science fiction. 15 & up)"
In a gritty future, hackers must fight an evil corporation trying to turn humans into mechanically altered zombies. Read full book review >

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Serial Vengeance by Melissa Wren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2014

"A resilient protagonist, a frighteningly tenacious killer and suspense that ends only when the story does."
An investigative reporter becomes the target of a stalker after writing articles about the disappearance of a friend in the first thriller by Wren (Cancer Chronicles, 2013). Read full book review >

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HACKS by Christopher S. Wren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Wren is never at a loss for an absurd situation or a touching moment."
A New York Times correspondent (The End of the Line: The Failure of Communism in the Soviet Union and China, 1990, etc.) exposes the less-than-glamorous underside of his heavily mythologized profession. Read full book review >