Search Results: "Cathy Hirano"


BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH'S NIGHT by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Absolutely enchanting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A child wakes in the middle of the night and embarks on a quiet adventure. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDS by Kazumi Yumoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1996

"This is an offbeat and unsentimental coming-of-age story—a Japanese Stand By Me—about friends fascinated by death, who end up learning about life. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this graceful first novel, the funeral of one boy's grandmother excites a curiosity about death in three Japanese schoolboys: fatherless Kawabe, jiggling with nervous energy; pudgy, soft-hearted Yamashita; and the narrator, Kiyama. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS by Kazumi Yumoto
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2002

"Such an adult sensibility, combined with a story about a young child, may limit the teenage audience, but for those readers who appreciate evocative writing that explores psychological questions, this quiet novel will be satisfying indeed. (Fiction. 13+)"
In this lyrical tale translated from Japanese, a 28-year-old woman looks back on the year after her father's death, when she was six and seven. Read full book review >

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DRAGON SWORD AND WIND CHILD by Noriko Ogiwara
FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

"The physical, metaphysical, and metaphorical all mingle in this flowery, dreamlike love story. (Fiction. 12+)"
From the Japanese, a heroic fantasy featuring an orphan swept up in the gods' quarrels. Read full book review >

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MORIBITO by Nahoko Uehashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Jam-packed with monstrous combat, ethnic conflicts and complex mythologies, Balsa and Chagum's story will win many new fans for this series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This newly translated 1996 Japanese fantasy has spawned nine sequels, a radio drama, a manga comic book and an anime television series in Japan. Read full book review >

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CHICKY CHICKY CHOOK CHOOK by Cathy MacLennan
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2007

"The large type and elongated format add appeal and invite reading aloud and participation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
MacLennan's appealing cover immediately grabs attention with five, bright yellow chicks jigging against a brown background. Read full book review >

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Tangled Expectations by Cathy Asselin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2013

"Both serious and fun; a gripping, moving account."
One woman's journey through illness and alternative medicine. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF BIGGIE SMALLS by Cathy Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A compelling tale that hits some snags but reveals an exotic world based in greed, violence, and the need for self-expression."
A thorough report on the investigation of the drive-by shooting of one of rap music's top stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD IDEAS by Cathy Wild
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An engaging road map for artistic expression that successfully explores the necessary routes while supporting those who are taking the trip."
A debut self-help guide offers an introspective and encouraging analysis of the creative process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2010

"Like a great dinner party, Erway's memoir is full of fabulous food and engaging conversation."
A New York City food blogger chronicles her time as a culinary shut-in. Read full book review >

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THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY by Cathy Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"The characters are likable but just foolish enough to experience a satisfying amount of personal growth over the course of the story. Maxwell would do well to avoid dabbling in mystery next time."
An heiress plans to wed a handsome duke to please her ambitious parents, until the duke's scapegrace brother returns from the war and changes her mind. Read full book review >