Search Results: "Cathy W. Barks"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A boon for general readers as well as literary scholars."
Carefully annotated trove of correspondence between Jazz Age icons. 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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INDIGO BLUE by Cathy Cassidy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Real characters, intelligent dialogue and an energetic plot come together in this engaging story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Indigo, age 11, hides under the covers and turns the music up, but she can still hear the sounds of her sister Misti crying, her father Max shouting and her mother pleading. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"An undeniably gimmicky premise, but executed with enough humor, heart and authenticity to charm even the most skeptical reader."
"Is it so wrong to want to be bossed around by Helen Gurley Brown?" asks freelance writer Alter (Virgin Territory: Stories from the Road to Womanhood, 2004), who decided that for one year she would follow without question the advice she found in nine women's magazines. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS COOK by Cathy Ace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Ace (The Corpse with the Ruby Lips, 2016, etc.) reveals too much too soon but still delivers a pleasant mélange with a garnish of death and danger."
An all-female Welsh detective agency takes on a case of reverse robbery. Read full book review >

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HUSH MY MOUTH by Cathy Pickens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"Pickens continues to roost a rung below Joan Hess's small-town eccentrics and Margaret Maron's Southern charm and tight-knit mysteries. But she may get you through a boring train trip or help when you're stuck between flights."
Southerners versus the rest of us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"An impassioned plea to restore God to an alcoholic's recovery program."
A debut meditation guide focuses on one of the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Read full book review >

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You Can Talk To The Other Side by Cathy Tigges
Released: May 15, 2014

"No-nonsense charts and checklists for navigating the great beyond."
A step-by-step debut guide to contacting dead loved ones using spiritual tools. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A bucket of cool water on whiners of both sexes, along with a convincing appeal to look 'fairly and compassionately at both sides of these conflicts.'"
A call for men and women to stand down from the gender wars, culminating with a 12-step program that is intended to lay common ground in "trying to make life better for all of us—women, men, and our children." Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Cathy Porter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Uneven, hauntingly revealing and gorgeously sad, these entries reveal a wife's desperate love and estrangement from her brilliant but complex and troubled husband."
A lively reworked translation of Sofia Tolstoy's diaries, first published in Russia in 1978 and the United Kingdom in 1985. Read full book review >

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AMAZON WARRIOR LOVE SONGS by Cathy White
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A bit too derivative and personal, but blessed with some deserving gems."
A collection of short, lyrical free verse that celebrates the timeless mysteries of love. Read full book review >