Search Results: "Carole King"


BOOK REVIEW

A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A warm, winning read that showcases baby-boomer culture at its best."
An acclaimed singer-songwriter invites fans into her personal life. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SHARP HORNS ON THE MOON by Carole Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A strong novel, featuring an unusually scary, mercurial ghost. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A lonely fisherman's daughter finds a dubious playmate in this suspenseful ghost story, set in a remote corner of a Florida island. Read full book review >

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book will entice both students of religion and of art history to further study, yet it stands so sturdily on its own as a satisfying survey that it's difficult to conceive of the forum in which it would not be welcome. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Armstrong (Lives and Legends of the Saints, 1995, etc.) continues her felicitous union of celebrated paintings with stories from the religious tradition, this time relating the achievements of a series of women in brief, biographical sketches and presenting their portraits by medieval, Renaissance, or 17-century artists from Cranach to Rogier van der Weyden. Read full book review >

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Recipes for Redemption by Carole Bumpus
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An interesting survey of traditional regional French cooking for intermediate to advanced cooks and fans of Bumpus' novel."
This companion cookbook to Bumpus' novel, A Cup of Redemption (2014), provides recipes for traditional, rural French cooking, region by region. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MARY GABRIEL by Carole Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2002

"An evocative portrayal of a Baton Rouge childhood, but hampered by contrived 'revelations.'"
Lawrence's debut alternates between 1995 and the early 1950s as an agricultural pamphlet-writer gets a wake-up call from the days when she was known as Bonita Gabriel. Read full book review >

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THE THREADS OF THE HEART by Carole Martinez
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A three-part book that would have been more interesting without the extraneous details."
Debut novelist Martinez attempts an ambitious tale about a woman who creates remarkable transformations with sewing materials, but the story unravels before the end. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >