Search Results: "Caitlín Matthews"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"This rewarding book has a place on many shelves, and not only in religious markets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this thought-provoking and handsomely executed fable, God puts a positive spin on humankind's partaking of the fruit of the tree of life. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Diverse in scope and rich in presentation. (introduction) (Folklore/anthology. 10+)"
Packed with humor and wisdom, this choice collection showcases the timeless, cross-cultural fascination with that most wily and wise character, the trickster. Read full book review >

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DEAR SWEET FILTHY WORLD by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2017

"At their best, these stories are sinister and beguiling in equal measure, tracing the border between fear and obsession and asking powerful questions about desire along the way."
Horror blends with love, obsession, transformed bodies, and terrifying mysteries in this collection of stories. Read full book review >

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MURDER OF ANGELS by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Still, a bridge to the beyond, built out of exquisite dread."
Two young women see something they shouldn't have and are already regretting it. Then the insanity begins. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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THE RED TREE by Caitlín R. Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A multileveled novel that will appeal to fans of classic and modern horror."
Dark-fantasy specialist Kiernan (Daughter of Hounds, 2007, etc.) delivers a creepy and engaging tale. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Tops in fantasy, with gripping paleontological sidebars. A fancy companion, Trilobite: The Writing of Threshold, will also appear. Well, why not?"
A corker from an Irish-born paleontologist and dark-fiction author (Silk, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH WAR by Jenny Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An effective appeal to child readers as the ones who can stop the continuum of violence. (map, further information, websites, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Through honest photographs and prose Matthews captures what it is like to be a child of war, as well as a photojournalist working in such ravaged countries. Read full book review >

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PALACE OF TREASON by Jason Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Although Matthews' technique of using food as a running theme (complete with recipes) doesn't always work, this is another must-read for fans of the spy genre."
A sexy Russian spy trained in the fine art of seduction and recruited as an American double agent helps set up a double-cross that could pit Russia against Iran in this blockbuster by former CIA operative Matthews. Read full book review >

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BONEREAPERS by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"A tepid case that heats up only when Matthews (Bet Your Bones, 2011, etc.) delves into Norse myths."
Freezing to death in Norway. Read full book review >