Search Results: "Cathy Dutruch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWEET SONG OF THE WORLD by Cathy Dutruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"A celebration of untamed individualism that founders for a lack of musical swing and interactive immersion. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A lovely ode to sailing your ship to the poetry within you that nonetheless manages to subvert itself. Read full book review >

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SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY SISTERS by Cathy Bellows
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Her misty landscapes and humorously depicted animals are less effective; still, the bumptious bears' changing expressions are amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two mischievous little bears do precisely what their mother has warned against: feeling wonderfully bold and strong, they frighten the beavers and tease the wolf cubs. Read full book review >

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WHEN, WHEN, WHEN WILL IT BE CHRISTMAS? by Cathy MacLennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pleasant but forgettable effort. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A slight, rather confusing Christmas story about a group of children in costume performing a Christmas pageant. Read full book review >

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I WANT A PET! by Cathy Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Good fun for very young animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
How do you find the perfect pet? Read full book review >

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ONE HOT SECOND by Cathy Young
FICTION
Released: June 11, 2002

"Young readers will find subject matter they crave, and more. (Fiction. YA)"
Twelve incandescent short stories work as guaranteed attention-getters for older adolescents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS IN WINTER by Cathy Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Funny and tough-minded, yet tender and touched with magic: this is a real find."
Day's wise, warmhearted debut reveals the private lives and secret yearnings of clowns, acrobats, and pinheads as they interact with the locals in a circus's midwestern off-season home. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN FRIED by Cathy Pickens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2004

"If the plotting is slack and predictable, though, the world of Dacos, soaked in tart atmosphere, is well worth a visit, and probably the return visit broadly hinted at the fadeout."
This year's winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Best First Novel stars a lawyer whose scruples have gotten her bounced from her big-city firm back to her roots in Dacos, South Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Both lively and thought-provoking, this book is well worth reading."
An impoverished noblewoman takes to petty crime until a handsome duke shows interest in marrying her. But does she even want a fairy-tale ending? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives."
How ill-conceived algorithms now micromanage America's economy, from advertising to prisons. Read full book review >

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JUST BETWEEN US by Cathy Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Sentimental and sweet. The Miller girls feel like old friends by the end of this well-rendered novel."
Four lasses try to balance love and life in modern Ireland. Read full book review >