Search Results: "Catherine Gilbert Murdock"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN IS PAVED WITH OREOS by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of the trilogy will be delighted to revisit both the Schwenks and Red Bend, Wisc. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Sarah discovers first love and family secrets in this sweet-as-a-cookie Dairy Queen companion for slightly younger readers. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS BEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"An amusing, heartwarming adventure put forth in richly flavored prose. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Princess Benevolence isn't a run-of-the-mill spoiled princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"If not quite the sumptuous banquet anticipated, the novel still makes a satisfying, tasty treat. (glossary of terms) (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
From the author of the Dairy Queen series comes this ebullient fairy tale, set in a vaguely Teutonic empire of small baronies, duchies and kingdoms. Read full book review >

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THE OFF SEASON by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Readers will root for both D.J. and a third installment with equal vigor. (Fiction. YA)"
D.J. Schwenk, the first girl linebacker on the Red Bend High football team, returns to tell the story of her first season. Read full book review >

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DAIRY QUEEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: May 22, 2006

"A fresh teen voice, great football action and cows—this novel rocks. (Fiction. YA)"
A painfully funny novel takes readers into the head of D.J. Schwenk, frustrated dairy farmer-cum-football trainer-cum-star linebacker. D.J. comes from a football family: Her two older brothers were legends in high school; her father used to coach. Read full book review >

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FRONT AND CENTER by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, although there are fewer belly laughs, readers have grown so fond of D.J., they'll be happy just watching her muddle through. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
D.J. Schwenk returns for her third and final outing, this time heating up not the football field but the basketball court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Blend epic adventure with gothic good and evil, and add a dash of sly wit for a tale that keeps readers turning the page, shaking their heads, and feeling the power of choice. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Light and darkness have never clashed with such fierce majesty and eloquent damnation. 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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wild ride with some important lessons."
Murdock was 49 in 1996, the CEO of a biotech company named CellPro, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

High Drama by Helen Murdock-Prep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"Lots of fun elements—ghost story, showtime, romantic married love—but the heroine is slow to grow a spine."
In this debut comic novel, a young couple, both high school theater directors, tries to handle drama from parents, students, and others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 9, 2014

"Deftly written, highly informative and contemporary; opens the door to much-needed dialogue around a sensitive subject."
This thoughtful guide presents an informed discussion of modern-day issues related to dying. 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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