Search Results: "Jon Katz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A heartbreaking memoir of love, friendship and responsibility."
Katz concludes the canine love story he began in A Dog Year (2002). Read full book review >

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DOG DAYS by Jon Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2007

"An appealing text showing off an author who's found his perfect genre. Readers can only hope these appealing and thoughtful dispatches will continue."
A fourth installment from journalist Katz (A Good Dog, 2006, etc.) about his life and canine loves in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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ROSE IN A STORM by Jon Katz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A tidy crossover tale likely to warm many predisposed hearts."
Rose (Dog Days, 2007, etc.) pens a simple novel of super-canine loyalty and heroism. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOUSEWIFE by Jon Katz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Katz may never get the hang of plotting a whodunit, but the readers whose buttons he's so alarmingly skilled in pushing will hardly notice, much less care. (Author tour)"
The shooting of middle-school principal Nancy Rainier-Gault brings Kit Deleeuw, the Suburban Detective (Family Stalker, 1994, etc.), out for another walk on the wild side of his New Jersey town—this time in defense of police suspect Shelly Bloomfield. Read full book review >

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A DOG YEAR by Jon Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"A surfeit of tail-wagging, face-licking love."
Journalist Katz, creator of suburban detective novels (Death Row, 1998, etc.) and introspective nonfiction (Running to the Mountain, 1999, etc.), goes completely and passionately to the dogs. Read full book review >

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LENORE FINDS A FRIEND by Jon Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Read full book review >

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SAVING SIMON by Jon Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A heartwarming tale of rescue and redemption."
Another chapter in the life of Bedlam Farm. Read full book review >

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THE FATHER'S CLUB by Jon Katz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"This time, Kit's homiletics come across as just plain gassy."
``I secretly think of much of my work as family-saving,'' says Kit Deleeuw, the American Way Mall detective (The Last Housewife, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But most of Virtuous Reality comes off as old material repackaged and peppered with some vituperative commentary. (illustrations, not seen)"
A preachy, uninspired tract on the technological, moral, and media changes in America, by Wired magazine's media critic. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME by Jon Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Not without its sappy moments, but readers will find this book refreshing in its honest depiction of grief over pet loss."
The latest by Katz (Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm, 2009, etc.) continues his popular line of books regarding man's best friend, this time focusing on how readers should cope with the loss of a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"A thoughtful and balanced look at what people require of their pets."
Journalist and novelist Katz (The Father's Club, 1996, etc.) delves further into the canine territory he first explored in A Dog Year (2002). Read full book review >

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RUNNING TO THE MOUNTAIN by Jon Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"This suburbanite author's self-deflecting appreciations of rural life appeal, but his spiritual ruminations should have been allowed quietly to mature a few years before finding their way to print. (First printing of 35,000)"
Katz, a much-published writer of mystery novels and nonfiction (Virtuous Reality, 1997, etc.), prematurely assays the genre of spiritual autobiography. Read full book review >