Search Results: "Julie Kavanagh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"Duplessis' string of lovers was sufficiently fascinating to become the basis of books, plays and Verdi's opera. As a chronicle of French life, Kavanagh's book is great fun; as biography, it's scattered."
Intelligent Life contributing editor Kavanagh (Nureyev: The Life, 2007, etc.) attempts to sort out the biography of the short-lived Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis (1824-1847). Read full book review >

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SECRET MUSES by Julie Kavanagh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 1997

"Both Ashton's wiles and his ballets make this irresistible reading. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A slavishly detailed but lightsomely written life of the British ballet-maker. Read full book review >

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DON'T GET ME WRONG by Marianne Kavanagh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Kavanagh creates a story of family bonds and romantic misunderstandings that manages to be both heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Kim and Harry don't have anything in common—except their love of Kim's sister, Eva. Read full book review >

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THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON by Tasha Kavanagh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"If you can stick with Yasmin until the end, the twists and turns are worth it."
A teenage outcast imagines what would happen if one of her classmates was abducted only to deal with confusing consequences when fantasy becomes reality in Kavanagh's debut novel. Read full book review >

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GAFF TOPSAILS by Patrick Kavanagh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Overall, however, this is a novel that strains too hard to impress, and sinks beneath its own weight of allusions and symbols."
A wealth of fascinating material and its author's lyrical prose style are the saving graces of this ponderous, overheated first novel from and about Newfoundland. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY MAMA by Peter Kavanagh
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lovely details will make this a special favorite for elephant fans. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Mother and baby elephant share their day stamping across the plains, taking a dip in the water, and finally snuggling into the tall grass. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME by Charlene Kate Kavanagh
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"This noble story of a Depression-era dog requires restructuring and tightening to shine."
A middle-grade reader about a little brown dog who goes from homeless stray to hero. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. (pronunciation guide, wild blueberry jam recipe) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Select words paired to sonorous equivalents in the Swampy Cree dialect highlight this serene picture of a blueberry-picking expedition. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. Read full book review >