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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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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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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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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MY BIG FAKE IRISH LIFE by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. 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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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 >

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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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THE NIGHTMARE GARDEN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"There is a fan base that loved book one and will clamor for more of the same, which this certainly is. The ending promises even bigger adventures to come. (maps) (Steampunk/horror/fantasy. 12 & up)"
This second installment in the Iron Codex series is as inventive and as bloated as its predecessor. Read full book review >

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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Caitlin Doughty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A witty, wise and mordantly wise-cracking memoir and examination of the American way of death."
A 20-something's account of her life as a professional mortician. Read full book review >

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MALLED by Caitlin Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"Despite occasional repetition, a startling story of one reporter's extended peek into a brutish new world order."
A frank look into the world of low-paying retail work. Read full book review >

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MODIFIED by Caitlin Shetterly
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The message that our planet is saturated with chemical toxins comes through clearly, but the health case against GMOs is not persuasive."
A journalist on a mission to expose the dangers of genetically modified organisms tells nearly as much about her personal life as about the issue bothering her. Read full book review >