Search Results: "Cat Winters"


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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

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THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"A riveting story of survival, determination, love, and friendship. (Historical mystery. 14-18)"
A biracial teen seeks justice for her murdered father in Prohibition-era Oregon Read full book review >

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THE UNINVITED by Cat Winters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An intriguing yet thin paranormal read."
In the last days of Word War I, influenza ravages the town of Buchanan, Illinois. But a more menacing plague endangers the town: hatred of Germans. Read full book review >

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THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A smattering of period photos adds authenticity to this gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
After being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

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ODD & TRUE by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Winters has woven an intricate and innovative pattern of structure, genre, and history that cannot fail to capture readers' imaginations. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
A tale of two sisters unfolds in Winters' (The Steep and Thorny Way, 2016, etc.) latest historical offering of monsters, magic, and family. Read full book review >

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WARS AND WINTERS by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"If only it weren't quite so predictable."
A Nazi dagger in the mail lures a middle-aged Californian back to Germany, where he was adopted and where his recurring nightmares seem to be set—in a chilly post-reunion thriller by the author of A Land of Mirrors (1988), etc. The dagger in question, a particularly rare bit of SS regalia, has been seen before. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

In this unflinching account of betrayed ideals, Wettlin, an American who went to Russia in 1932 for one year but fell in love and stayed another 50, gives a stunning and moving portrait of a long-suffering people ``essentially unpragmatic, uncompetitive, and acutely sensitive to the mystery of life.'' A native of Philadelphia, Wettlin went to the Soviet Union eager to contribute her skills as a high-school teacher to this nation that promised so much. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WINTERS THAT HAVE BEEN by Evan Maxwell
Released: April 26, 1995

"Soft-focus themes—of decades-deferred sexual attraction, family as an antidote to mortality, and save-the-wolves eco- correctness—for the crowd who like their novels short, clichÇ- ridden, and bargain-basement poignant."
A Bridges of Madison County knockoff, from a former journalist who has co-written mysteries (Murder Hurts, 1993, etc.) with his wife under the name A.E. Maxwell. Read full book review >

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CAT by Mike Dumbleton
by Mike Dumbleton, illustrated by Craig Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Not for all tastes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dumbleton's extremely spare text follows the series of near misses Cat is involved in throughout the day and night. Read full book review >

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CAT by Juliet Clutton-Brock
by Juliet Clutton-Brock, photographed by Dave King
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction 7-12)"
Another lavish ``Eyewitness Book,'' with striking color photos of members of the cat family, both wild and tame, and a kaleidoscope of minutia—including cat ancestors (the dinictis, hoplophoneus, and miacis), mythology (Egyptian, Buddhist, Aztec, Mochica), contemporary breeds (Rex, Siamese, Birman), cats in literature and art, anatomy, feral cats, and cat care. Read full book review >

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SPY CAT by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Kehret manages to include in her satisfying story humor, commentary about kindness to animals, and the importance of family and friends. (Fiction. 10-12)"
As in a previous outing (The Stranger Next Door, 2001), "co-written" with this collaborator—her own pet—Kehret delivers an exciting, suspenseful thriller that satisfies on several levels, thanks in no small part to the inherent literary talent of said feline and the juicy role in which he cast himself in the drama. Read full book review >