Search Results: "K.M. Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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GRANT by Ron Chernow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"At nearly 1,000 pages, Chernow delivers a deeply researched, everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know biography, but few readers will regret the experience. For those seeking a shorter treatment, turn to Josiah Bunting's Ulysses S. Grant (2004)."
A massive biography of the Civil War general and president, who "was the single most important figure behind Reconstruction." Read full book review >

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GRANT by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Trist's detachment is both blessing and curse here: he's sympathetic, but he also simply passes through the tumult of his years in America—and through what is otherwise an impressively complex work of historical fiction."
Byrd (Jackson, 1997; Jefferson, 1993; etc.) continues his vigorously eclectic presidential series with an intricate view of politics, passion, and scandal after the Ulysses S. Grant presidency, though this story falls short of the high mark set by its predecessor. Read full book review >

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BELLE'S SONG by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Romance, issue book and spy novel—as varied an offering as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Burdened by guilt over her father's accident and seeking adventure, Belle Bellfounder joins a band of medieval pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral, finding romance and danger along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Even if too many improbable coincidences drive the plot, and the conclusion is an obvious setup for the sequel, it is unlikely that fans of medieval adventure will mind. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The allure of glorious lost causes inspires a tale set in 1242 amid the doomed heresy-fueled Occitan resistance to the French monarchy and the Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

"On the other hand, it is a page-turner, as Hosanna overcomes mistreatment, attack and injury to inspire both William and Saladin's assistant Kamil, into whose hands the horse briefly falls. (Historical fiction. 10+)"
A British import reminds us that there are historical potboilers for the young even as there are for their parents in this overblown and under-plotted first of a trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUNCAN GRANT by Frances Spalding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The only thing missing from these hundreds of exhaustively researched pages is Duncan Grant. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A full-bodied but strangely affectless biography of the minor English painter and decorative artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANT PARK by Leonard Pitts Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Whatever its melodramatic excesses, Pitts' novel, with urgency and passion, makes readers aware that the mistakes of the past are neglected at the future's peril."
In the aftermath of this summer's racially motivated mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, by an avowed white supremacist, there's near-eerie prescience in Pitts' historical novel, which juxtaposes events 40 years apart in the lives of its characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANT WOOD by R. Tripp Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"An overly analytical biography, but one that goes a long way toward upending assumptions about Wood's work."
A portrait of painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) as a melancholy, closeted man. Read full book review >

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GRANT SPEAKS by Ev Ehrlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2000

"It's still a pretty good book, especially in its lively first half. Ehrlich has invaded Thomas Berger's territory and emerged (as might be expected) without victory, but without disgracing himself either."
The recent glut of fiction grounded in American history continues apace with this entertaining second novel from the author of Big Government (1998), purportedly the story of ‘the previously unknown first draft' of our 18th president's published Memoirs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARY GRANT by Graham McCann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"Neat, well researched, and witty, the book earns respect for the author and a familiar wry smile at its reincarnation of Cary Grant. (photos, not seen)"
A delightful appreciation of the archetypal movie star who defined screen sophistication. Read full book review >

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CARY GRANT by Charles Higham
Released: April 1, 1989

A restrained but convincing, often warm, and generously researched life that presents Grant as a closet bisexual and torturedly divided being, a crazy, a stinker, and a wonderful guy. Read full book review >