Search Results: "Cathi Hepworth"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTICS! by Cathi Hepworth
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 1992

"A delightful vocabulary expander. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Not truly an anthology—though the pun is forgivable—but an alphabet of words with the syllable ``ant'' (``Brilliant,'' ``Immigrants,'' ``Rembrandt,'' ``Xanthophile''), accompanied by imaginatively conceived ant characters: a slim, armored ``Gallant'' bowing to his monarch; ``Kant'' with pen and quizzically furrowed brow; a giant ``Mutant'' menacing an anteater; an ``Observant'' sleuth. Read full book review >

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BUG OFF! by Cathi Hepworth
ANIMALS
Released: May 18, 1998

Hepworth (Antics!, 1992) once again presents pests with personality. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP by Gwynne L. Isaacs
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 5, 1991

"Good debuts for both author and illustrator. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's night, but many people are working: Marsha, who works in an all-night doughnut shop; Donald, a gas station attendant; and all the people who help get Donald's wife to the hospital to have a baby—telephone operator, policeman, taxi driver. Read full book review >

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HATTIE BAKED A WEDDING CAKE by Toby Speed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Hepworth's illustrations are delicious confections in themselves. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Speed's (One Leaf Fell, not reviewed) story centers on an unusual wedding cake. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER'S BONES by Cathi Hanauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"A persuasive, well-rendered, and rich first novel about family systems."
From September to May, here are an eventful few months in the life of a plucky New Jersey girl, a doctor's younger daughter who is coming of age just as her beautiful older sister begins to succumb to anorexia. Read full book review >

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SWEET RUIN by Cathi Hanauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Skillfully imagined, bittersweet portrait of marriage and sacrifice."
The inner (and outer) life of a grieving suburban mom is thrown into turmoil when she becomes attracted to a delicious young neighbor. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A lot happens here—too much really, especially in the last, somewhat improbable chapters—but it's a definite page-turner. It's also uneven, with genuinely poignant moments brushing up against cheesy ones."
A woman suffering from early Alzheimer's finds romance in an assisted living facility while an abandoned wife restarts her life in the intertwined narratives that make up this second novel. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Fans of Call the Midwife will enjoy the vignettes of childbirth and the multigenerational female saga."
Three generations of midwives—daughter, mother and grandmother—harbor the sort of secrets that rearrange the idea of family. Read full book review >

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THE BITCH IS BACK by Cathi Hanauer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A provocative collection about 'what happens later, after those frantic, demanding, exhausting years with work and very young kids and, sometimes, not enough money.'"
Successful women writers reflect on being mature and female in early-21st-century America. Read full book review >

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GONE by Cathi Hanauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"Hanauer delivers a novel that is rich with relatable characters, realistic in its approach and highly readable."
Family dynamics change when a husband abandons his wife and two children. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A sentimental parable about the power of motherhood, friendship, and love."
When a devoted single mom discovers she has ovarian cancer, her own health is the least of her worries. What will happen to her daughter? Read full book review >

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NEVER A DULL MOMENT by David Hepworth
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"An exuberant tour through a pivotal year in the development of popular music and culture."
The longtime music journalist and founder of Mojo and Q delivers a month-by-month breakdown of the year that changed pop music history. Read full book review >