Search Results: "Eleanor Catton"


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THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"There's a lovely payoff after the miles of twists and turns. It's work getting there but work of a thoroughly pleasant kind."
A layered, mannered, beguiling yarn, longlisted for the Booker Prize, by New Zealander novelist Catton. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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I HAVE ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Eleanor Schick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The appealing soft gray of the illustrations is just right for this mood piece; with precise yet understated line and gentle shading, Schick depicts the narrator's joy and captures the special grace of a memorable performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In spare prose and soft-pencil illustrations, Schick (a former dancer who studied with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) evokes a day in the life of a young African-American performer, beginning with a glimpse of home and school but focusing on dance class and her first stage appearance, when ``every movement feels more real than it ever has before'' and when last night's dreams combine with the morning's first hint of spring to create ``Things I can't say in words,'' but can suddenly express with dance. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE ROAD TO BONDAGE by R.M. Catton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A complex, disturbing psychoanalysis of Obama and his political agenda, not easily dismissed."
A psychological profile of America's first black president, with a review of the influences shaping his persona and policies. Read full book review >

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STINKY by Eleanor Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

Deep in the swamp dwells Stinky, a purple, spotted monster with horns and a hedgehog 'do. Read full book review >

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MONTMORENCY AND THE ASSASSINS by Eleanor Updale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"From the ominous cover of two men dueling to the madcap ending, Updale neatly ties up the drawstring on her bag of tricks, but hopefully not enough to preclude a fourth. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
And three's a charm. Read full book review >

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THE AUSTRALIAN ECHIDNA by Eleanor Stodart
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An irresistible photo essay about an egg-laying mammal related to the platypus. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE OF DUST by Eleanor Herman
ROMANCE
Released: June 28, 2016

"This middle volume offers a rising plot and ever bigger baddies; anyone who makes it this far is definitely in for Volume 3. (author's note; discussion guide) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The second outing in Herman's Blood of Gods and Royals series following Legacy of Kings (2015), continuing the tale of Alexander the Great and his compatriots as teens. Read full book review >

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PUSHING MURDER by Eleanor Boylan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Awfully slight, but one could hardly ask for more genial company than Clara et al."
Henry Gamadge's widow Clara (Murder Machree, 1992, etc.) is earmarked for death, but why? Read full book review >

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MURDER MACHREE by Eleanor Boylan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1992

"Very slight but, like its predecessors, rendered with much charm and lively interaction between the generations."
While vacationing on Cape Cod with her married children, their families, and her dearest friend Sadd, widow Clara Gamadge (Murder Observed, Working Murder) is alarmed by the sudden reappearance of Armand Evers, a chum she hasn't seen in 40 years, and nonplussed by his tale of a possible murder—his own!—and his insistence that she investigate whether his sister Rachel is, in fact, really his sister. Read full book review >

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CRADLE TO GRAVE by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"An improbable opening gambit and the gathering revelations of even more improbable extramarital relations that abundantly justify Rees' verdict—'These incestuous small towns!'—make this the weakest of his three period adventures to date."
Revolutionary War veteran Will Rees' third case takes him from his home in Maine to the Shaker community of Mount Unity, New York, where accusations of child neglect blossom into murder. Read full book review >