Search Results: "Catherine Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Scenes of anger, sorrow, and fleeting happiness merge to produce recognizable characters who walk and breathe in this impressive first effort. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her first YA novel, Lewis delivers a deceptively simple, in-depth psychological portrait of an angry girl who finds courage in her dreams of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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CHRYSALIS by Catherine Lewis
Released: July 28, 2012

"Spiritual empowerment more so than weapons firepower (though there's that too) is the aim of this farfetched girl-meets-boy-who-is-CIA-and-Hollywood-hero-all-in-one yarn."
A social worker is catapulted into a whirlwind of romance and danger when she meets the love of her life, superstar actor and part-time CIA operative Sam Donovan. Read full book review >

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DRY FIRE by Catherine Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Except for the story itself, though, every gritty detail is perfectly in place."
Not a police novel, but a novel about a police officer: the making of a female cop in the Florida panhandle, courtesy of first-timer Lewis. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sparkling celebration of the craft of writing that easily rises to the level of belles lettres itself. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From allegory to verisimilitude, the three blind mice demonstrate a wealth of literary terms. 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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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Born on the road to vaudevillian parents, "Buster" Keaton earned his nickname from fellow performer Harry Houdini after falling down several flights of stairs as a young child. Read full book review >

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A PORC IN NEW YORK by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Non-New Yorkers may not recognize all the locales—but the thrill of the chase and general bumptiousness of the menagerie will easily carry any young armchair tourists along for the ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"

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ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Too bad the story isn't quite as strong as the visuals. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Arresting art props up sketchy, uninspired writing in this tale of a tiger who sets out in search of his lost smile. Read full book review >