Search Results: "Jo Catling"


BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by W.G. Sebald
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This last word from the novelist provides a nice footnote on his own writing."
The late German novelist's essays of appreciation for writers and artists whose influences pervade his work. Read full book review >

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THE ERSTWHILE by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of The Vorrh will enjoy journeying deeper into the dark heart of its world, but many fantasy fans will still find this book slow and murky."
A magical-realist tale of people, and other sorts of beings, struggling to transform themselves and the world. Read full book review >

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THE VORRH by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Certainly unusual, sometimes powerful, this book nevertheless doesn't quite succeed thanks to its murky, roundabout plot and over-rich language."
A darkly imaginative story of magical realism set in and around a forest with mystical powers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A DOG by Jo Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Deceptively simple but delightfully entertaining—if ethnically one-note. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A charming gray-and-white dog of indeterminate breed narrates a guide to finding a home and getting along with a new owner. Read full book review >

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SNAIL TRAIL by Jo Saxton
Kirkus Star
by Jo Saxton, illustrated by Jo Saxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A kid-friendly Snail's Note (with photo) depicts Matisse collaging in his wheelchair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An affable snail tours fine-art masterpieces, inviting readers to discern which painting‘s based on him. Read full book review >

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HOPPITY SKIP LITTLE CHICK by jo Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"This romp-and-a-half will definitely not keep its audiences sitting still. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The creator of Where's My Mommy? (2002) again addresses a topic of immediate interest to the diapered but mobile set: When Little Chick's nesting Mom sends him out to play, he learns an exhilarating array of running, jumping, hopping and rolling games from the farmyard's other livestock—then hurries back home just in time to teach them to a flock of newly hatched siblings. Read full book review >

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COLONIAL MADNESS by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The history goes down easy, with lots of laughs. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Tori and her mom must live in the past in order to win a desperately needed inheritance. Read full book review >

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WORK BOOTS AND TEES by Jo Ramsey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Embraces Jim's humanity without letting him off the hook. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jim, convicted of raping two female classmates in High Heels and Lipstick (2015), now looks to move forward and to confront his own history.Read full book review >

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RECYCLED by Jo Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 1993

"Not much suspense, tension, or, for that matter, crunchy writing: a sub-par hospital thriller."
Jan Gallagher, who sued ``General Jack'' hospital for sex discrimination (Bagged, 1991) and won but was shunted off to a do- nothing security job there, is now assigned as staff liaison with DEA agent George Windish, a bossy incompetent, who's determined to keep alive Carmen Romero-Muehlen, a federal witness against her major drug cohorts, while she awaits a liver transplant. Read full book review >

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Revolution Rising by Jo Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2015

"A very human perspective on the importance of Valley Forge."
During the American Revolutionary War, soldiers and camp followers endure harsh conditions in this sequel historical novel. Read full book review >