Search Results: "Catherine Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE I LOVED by Anna Gavalda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2005

"Intense and immediate as a late-night conversation between lovers, this should draw readers to the bestselling Gavalda."
Gavalda (stories: I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, 2004, etc.) offers up a minimalist first novel as compelling as it is slight. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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WHEN HARRIET MET SOJOURNER by Catherine Clinton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"It's a nifty idea, but, alas, the vessel is somewhat stronger than its story. (Picture book/fictionalized nonfiction. 7-10)"
A patchwork motif visually pieces together the stories of the two redoubtable abolitionists, who met only once—in Boston in 1864—but who shared a passionate mission. Read full book review >

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RECIPES FOR LIFE by Linda Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A mouthwatering blend of memoir and cookbook."
Hollywood Walk of Fame actress Evans (Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise Book, 1983) tells her story through food. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN by Geraldine Evans
Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"Dead Before Morning (1993)."
Yorkshire Inspector Joe Rafferty's original hope that Barbara Longman was smothered among the wildflowers in Tiffey Meadow by whoever has already killed two women across the river in Suffolk—somebody he won't have the primary responsibility for catching—is dashed when the Suffolk police get two confessions, but not three, from their suspect, confirming Rafferty's suspicion that his murder is the work of a copycat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A bold undertaking to be sure, but woefully short on dramatic tension and attention-sustaining adventure."
Readable but dispensable account of the author's valiant immersion in the Yukon's storied dogsledding culture. Read full book review >

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FREEZING by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Maybe, but meanwhile Evans uses every word of her novel to immerse its mousy hero more deeply into his death-in-life."
A lonely morgue photographer's fixation on a late client unleashes madness and violence. Read full book review >