Search Results: "Jonathan Kay"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A well-researched and provocative account of our most baffling conspiracies."
An exposé into the secret world of American conspiracy theories, as well as the resulting fallout of a country's inability to discern a common narrative. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BAD BOY, GOOD BOY by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Readers will be left saying, 'Poor Sam,' after this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tale of a young pup whose good deeds only appear naughty falls flat due to the repeated use of judgmental phrases in speech bubbles. Read full book review >

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RHYMES ROUND THE WORLD by Kay Chorao
edited by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

The poems in this sampling of international verse originate from all over the globe, including countries such as Poland, Iran, France, China and the United States. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE MAGIC by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A winsome, airy confection spun from eight nursery rhymes, several of which will be new to many readers. Read full book review >

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THE CATS KIDS by Kay Chorao
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Chorao's hallmark artwork, which hugs the text quite closely, keeps the gratifyingly complicated, emotionally rounded stories rolling along. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This three-chapter picture book from Chorao (Little Farm by the Sea, p. 655, etc.) is a surprisingly raw, very true, depiction of sibling interaction, with its highs and lows, and all the inherent pushing and pulling. Read full book review >

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THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FARM BY THE SEA by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"They leave an old metal box with change in their selling room (lined with such items as jam, honey, eggs, a scale, a sleeping cat, a bale of hay in winter, and bursting with flowers come spring), a detail that imparts a lingering note of respect for the entire endeavor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An idyllic accounting of the seasonal activities on a small family-run farm called "Smallholdings." Read full book review >

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THE FIRE HORSE GIRL by Kay Honeyman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Perilous, page-turning adventure in old Chinatown. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Hoping to escape the curse of being a Fire Horse girl, a Chinese teen emigrates to San Francisco in 1923, where she encounters deceit, disappointment and danger. Read full book review >

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SAY UNCLE by Kay Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Truly short-line, one-stanza (for the most part) wonders: full-brained poems in a largely half-brained world."
A by no means banal or unfathomable fifth collection from Ryan, whose treatment may seem more traditional than most readers are used to encountering, but whose themes are quite unconventional. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATION OF THE BONES by Francesca Kay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Poignancy, lyricism and elegant spiritual debate characterize this impressive if slender novel."
Lonely souls, notably mothers and children in a diverse community, are scrutinized by a noted young British writer. Read full book review >

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THE PATRON SAINT OF RED CHEVYS by Kay Sloan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A nice portrait of loss and discovery, carefully drawn and intelligently narrated but without much to distinguish itself."
Second-novelist Sloan (Worry Beads, 1991) introduces us to a Mississippi teenager and her family in the years after the murder of her mother. Read full book review >