Search Results: "Jamie Cat Callan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Translates the joie de vivre into a language of life that is not so foreign."
A recipe for happiness with ingredients that you don't have to travel far to find. Read full book review >

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TAF by Annie Callan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intriguing first effort that ultimately disappoints. (Fiction. YA)"
Taf is on the run from her hardscrabble existence with her family in Idaho in this uneven account of a young girl's adolescence in the post-WWI West. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN TEAM by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This snapshot of animal dynamics presents a rugged picture of one surprising friendship. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual duo finds a sense of home and purpose on Urbigkit's Western ranch. Read full book review >

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CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Read full book review >

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RED RUBY HEART IN A COLD BLUE SEA by Morgan Callan Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A realistic and resonate coming-of-age novel, chronicling a journey from grief to acceptance."
In this debut coming-of-age novel, Florine Gilham, the young daughter of a lobsterman and his free-spirited wife, learns the difficult lesson that life is mostly "getting on with it." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"With Hopkins almost as hot as his demons, there will be attention paid."
Writing his biography without the cooperation of Hopkins (now Sir Anthony), Callan (Julie Christie, 1985, etc.) leans heavily on the existing journalistic corpus for his chronicle of the bedeviled, Welsh actor, nominated this year for his second Academy Award. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Ultimately, it's a mess, but intense romance means some appeal. (Pseudo-paranormal romance/mystery. 12-16)"
Imagine forgetting yesterday but remembering tomorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing story from start to finish. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Faith's big sister, Laurel, was kidnapped when Laurel was 6 and Faith was 4, and now, 13 years later, she has been found. Read full book review >

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THE ISIS COLLAR by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Bears all the hallmarks of a rush job—overcrowded, underpowered and noisy; still, series fans will keep reading."
Another outing for fearless, supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (Demon Song, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >