Search Results: "Catherine Whitney"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Fans of the Houston ladies will laugh, cry and beg for more. The rest of us will shrug and move on."
A talented, flawed artist, seen through the eyes of a loving, forgiving mother. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2009

"A poignant memoir and consciousness-raiser, but not the clarion call that our veterans require."
Prolific ghostwriter Whitney takes her veteran brother's untimely death—alone at age 53 with just $62 in his bank account—as a starting point for this meditation on what it means to be a veteran in America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1999

"Oversweet at times, but thoughtful and well written."
Journalist Whitney (Whose Life? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 1991

"In spite of its flaws, a generally restrained, well-written account of where the abortion debate stands now, with intimations of what may lie ahead."
Here, Whitney (Uncommon Lives: Gay Men and Straight Women, 1990) surveys the complex intermingling of law, science, and faith in the debate over abortion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A well-written, heartening guide for the parent who needs help in handling anger."
Longtime director of Parent Guidance Workshops, Samalin here offers practical advice on coping with anger when dealing with children. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1990

A lucid, compelling plea and program to solve relationship problems with the author's brand of unconventional wisdom. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS IN JANUARY by Bret Baier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A focused and timely study of Eisenhower's significant speech and the sticky transition to JFK's inherited new world."
A sobering return to Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address, arriving just before our own moment of uncertain presidential transition. Read full book review >

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FRAMING A LIFE by Geraldine Ferraro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"What we see in these pages is not only an expression of the will to endure hardships to benefit one's child, but also the foresight and humility to embrace a goal for that child which included living a different life than that of her parents. (Radio satellite tour)"
One autobiography is enough for most people, even successful politicians. Read full book review >