Search Results: "Caitlin Brennan"


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HOUSE OF THE STAR by Caitlin Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A fast-paced book for horse lovers and not-yet-sophisticated readers of high fantasy. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When Princess Elen of Ymbria unwillingly arrives at summer camp on a magical horse, she brings three things with her: a talisman, a book of maps and centuries of hostility toward the rival world of Caledon. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE BRENNAN by Seth Stern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Intriguing behind-the-scenes look for readers with an interest in social justice, focusing on how one man's allegiance to guiding principles transformed this nation's judicial system."
Comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice whose liberal agenda profoundly affected public policy in the second half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An impressive portrait—but with blank spots another biographer must one day fill in. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
Oddly incomplete biography of the New Yorker writer whose mysterious late-life madness sent her homeless into the streets she had written about for years with grace and precision. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1994

A ho-hum digest of 100 Bill of Rights cases decided by justices Brennan and Rehnquist along predictable ideological lines. ``This is not an insider's account,'' warns Irons (Political Science/Univ. of California, San Diego; The Courage of Their Convictions, 1988, etc.) in his preface. ``I did not interview either justice for this book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"A sincere but edgeless Prairie Home Companion-style memoir of a down-on-their-luck young couple, likely to resonate with readers interested in community values and the appeal of the simple life."
NPR contributor Shetterly tells the story of young married life as she and her husband set out from Maine to Los Angeles, but were ultimately forced to return home, stymied by the economic recession, illness and an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Better editing could have saved this. (Steampunk fantasy. YA)"
Lovecraftian steampunk-urban faerie mashup from an adult paranormal author. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL PETE by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Introduced so late in the proceedings, it's like the author threw a little water on our hero, muddying his heart-robbing filthiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Visually, Dirtball Pete is a charmer—a begrimed lad with a thatch of unruly hair, a crooked smile and button eyes as black as tar. Read full book review >

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LAST STAR BURNING by Caitlin Sangster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Incredibly immersive and tightly plotted. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Made an outcast by her mother's crimes, a girl fights to uncover the secrets of those that control her sequestered City. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Annie's disarming voice evokes nostalgia for a bygone era and hope for humanity in a weary, modern world."
The astute observations of a little girl from a big Catholic family living in Pasadena in 1963. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious autobiographical fiction debut for Britain's Lena Dunham—if you can forgive a dot too much nasty sex and poignant lessons learned."
From British humorist Moran (How To Be A Woman, 2012, etc.), an overweight, socially inept teen drops out of school to become a rock critic and sexual adventuress. Read full book review >

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GIRL LAND by Caitlin Flanagan
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"A compelling, convincing case for more parental involvement in girls' lives."
Flanagan (To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, 2006) argues that society "has let its girls down in every possible way" by failing to protect them against sexual exploitation. Read full book review >