Search Results: "Kat Miner"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An engaging book that illustrates how meaningful ordinariness can be."
In her debut nonfiction collection, Miner weaves together short stories about her life and the inspirational nature of the everyday. Read full book review >

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AFTER EDEN by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Miner does much better with her evocation of place than with her characterizations, which are shallow."
In her eighth novel, Miner (Range of Light, 1998, etc.) celebrates friendship among a group of lesbians in rural California. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD'S SONG by Julia Miner
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The King James version of David's best-loved psalm, in a handsome large-sized setting with full-bleed paintings rendered in pastels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INLAND by Kat Rosenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Unfortunately, both haphazard plotting and inadequate articulation of Callie's heritage make understanding the truth of her story difficult. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A move from Wyoming to the Gulf Coast improves Callie's debilitating asthma while also awakening a dark inner voice that lures her toward the open ocean, where her mother drowned years earlier. Read full book review >

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THE WAY TO BEA by Kat Yeh
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Gets to the heart of middle school awkwardness like a sympathetic haiku. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie, 2015) explores mazes, friendship, and individuality. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY ANCIENT DESIGN by Kat Goldring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Readers unimpressed by the improbable plot and ditzy heroine will still be kept guessing—or will stay confused—until the very end."
A Texas schoolteacher stumbles into a series of incidents as perilous as they are unlikely. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >

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FLOODWATERS AND FLAMES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ample black-and-white photos, document reproductions, and maps as well as fine aftermatter make this a good addition to historical collections anywhere. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The story of the great flood of 1913, forgotten by many, from the residents of the city it hit hardest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEALED WITH A LIE by Kat Carlton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Solid action, high stakes and a likable heroine keep the pages turning. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This second installment in a new espionage-action series for girls (Two Lies and a Spy, 2013) provides suspenseful entertainment, although Kari Andrews is no Alex Rider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"This one goes to the head of the class. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
To the recent crop of strong debuts in an overcrowded literary arena add this series opener, a tale of demonic possession and a centuries-old family trade in exorcism. Read full book review >

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DARK LIFE by Kat Falls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A thrilling conversion of the classics to one of our newer frontiers. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
The worldbuilding of countless eco-thrillers serves here as the setting for a classic Western. Read full book review >