Search Results: "Karen Elliott House"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Good reading for readers interested in learning about the Saudi Arabia that lies beyond the image of a wealthy country with unlimited money from oil, but some of the author's opinions should be taken with a grain of salt."
Former Wall Street Journal reporter and publisher House delivers a well-researched, informative book about Saudi Arabian society and where she believes it is headed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
by Karen Katz, illustrated by Karen Katz, developed by Random House Digital
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"Whether parents are comfortable with the pervasive princess theme for girls is, well, in their court. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
An interactive toddler book for those with a penchant for princesses, this offers something between a picture book and a play date (complete with naptime). Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELI THE GOOD by Silas House
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will want to keep an eye out for future works by this talented writer. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The summer of 1976 was when ten-year-old Eli Book first knew his father, when he "first saw the war inching its way beneath his skin, behind his eyes." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNINVITED by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"The heady first days of a relationship and the daily hardships of a life on the edge create narrative tension that builds steadily but in unexpected ways: the result is a story memorable in its complexity and depth."
Second novel from British author House (Bruiser, not reviewed): an intricate, tangled tale about two weeks of romance and violence in squatters' London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Adrian House
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"A labor of love, but hagiography nonetheless. (4 maps; 14 color illustrations)"
An admiring biography of the medieval Italian saint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLS by Richard House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Ambitious and often brilliant. But, as one character says, 'It's confusing.' And so it is."
A sprawling, subterranean, sometimes-surreal novel of the new world order, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, in which Bolaño and Pynchon wave in passing as we dodge between IEDs and sinister plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1999

"But no one can fault House's urge to concoct a sane and healthy economic relationship with his home place, one deeply immersed in its natural processes and patterns, and which he explores with such empathy and conviction."
Efforts to save a run of wild salmon in northern California, and by extension to formulate a bioregional ethic for living with the land, sympathetically told by participant House in his first book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Tala Chronicles by Toni House
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A satisfactory first offering in a new supernatural series."
A malicious spirit haunts his old hunting grounds in House's (Save Your Money, Save Your Family, 2011, etc.) paranormal tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES by Silas House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"From the raptures of Appalachian Spring to the many, complicated facets of women's lives in that time and place: a superb combination of wonder and suffering."
Breathtaking both for its beauty and its pain, House's second (after Clay's Quilt, 2001) tells a finely nuanced tale of a Kentucky mountain family in the tumultuous WWI era, as the taking of a Cherokee bride unleashes passions that create life and destroy it. Read full book review >