Search Results: "Cathie Pelletier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT OF WINTER by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A likely cause of cabin fever, no matter what the local climate."
Winter indeed becomes a weighty matter in this long-winded tale of two months in the life of back-country Maine—an area already thoroughly plumbed in the previous The Funeral Makers (1986) and Once Upon a Time on the Banks (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT by Cathie Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, the science-fiction theme provides an interesting twist to a heartfelt depiction of a summer of emerging self-realization. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After huge craft that might be alien spaceships appear in the skies above remote Allagash, Maine, 11-year-old Roberta investigates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONE-WAY BRIDGE by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A welcome return for the author."
Pelletier's long-awaited addition to the tragicomic annals of fictional Mattagash, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUBBLE REPUTATION by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1993

"A congenially bittersweet story, with often hilarious witchy dialogue: Pelletier's best."
In The Weight of Winter (1991) and other Down East village tales, Pelletier's mix of tragedy and comedy somehow refused to settle. Read full book review >

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A MARRIAGE MADE AT WOODSTOCK by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1994

"Yuppie angst rendered hilarious and human by the effervescent wit of rising star Pelletier. (Author tour)"
Frederick Stone, Woodstock hippie turned oblivious accountant, may have sold his marriage up the river when he sold out to yuppie greed in this exuberant latest from Pelletier (The Bubble Reputation, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAPHIC ALPHABET by David Pelletier
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They take a little time to decipher; for those already accomplished at ABC basics, the extra work will be worth every minute. (Picture book. 3+)"
This clever, at times challenging, alphabet book is as graphically beautiful as Chris Van Allsburg's The Z Was Zapped (1987). Read full book review >

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THE LONG HELLO by Cathie Borrie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Journal entries combine for a short, poignant record of two lives, a moving history of a mother and her child."
A loving, dutiful daughter writes about her desperate confrontation with her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HALF WIVES by Stacia Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Well-crafted characters struggling alone with shared grief furnishes a coursing river on which this intriguing story effortlessly flows. Tough to put down."
Pelletier's (Accidents of Providence, 2012) second novel unfolds a complex story in the span of 24 hours—the dreaded yet celebrated anniversary of Henry and Marilyn Plageman's son Jack's birth...and death. Read full book review >

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AVATI  by Mia Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"A brief but informative look at an extraordinary ecosystem. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An ecologist who lives and works in Earth's far, far north describes the changing seasons in the part of the world the Inuit call Nunavut—"our land." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A holistic health lecture, loaded with personal anecdotes and research data, that often sounds as though it were being delivered from a pulpit."
An ambitious, sometimes ponderous, examination of the nature of health by the director of the corporate health program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read full book review >