Search Results: "Kate Betts"


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EVERYDAY ICON by Kate Betts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A sharp, lavishly illustrated biography of one of the most influential figures in refashioning the roles of women."
A scintillating fashion biography of Michelle Obama's inimitable style and its far-reaching influence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A colorfully descriptive memoir of life as a writer working the Paris fashion beat."
One woman's passionate pursuit of fashion in the City of Light. Read full book review >

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ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Above average in this burgeoning subgenre; it's the healing powers of friendship, love and family that make this funny-yet-philosophical tale of brutal teen illness stand out. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to reconnect with the outside world, teen bone marrow recipient Zac's very precise mind is distracted by the arrival of new cancer patient Mia in the 4-by-5-meter room next to his. Read full book review >

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THE SHARP TEETH OF LOVE by Doris Betts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 1997

"A pair of twentysomething lovers refreshingly reach out beyond themselves to act like grown-ups in a novel that succeeds in spite of itself."
An appealing story about love between a recovering anorexic and a deaf would-be pastor barely survives veteran novelist Betts's (Souls Raised From the Dead, 1994, etc.) awkward flirtation with significance as she introduces a ghost and the battle at Waco. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"An enjoyable slice of Americana, but lacks total emotional truth."
This engaging-if not compelling-memoir follows the life of an American girl from the Great Depression to 9/11. Read full book review >

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SOULS RAISED FROM THE DEAD by Doris Betts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1994

"Still, guaranteed to exercise the tear ducts."
The first novel by Betts (Heading West, 1981) in over ten years indulges in the clichÇs of domestic melodrama—a divorced couple, the illness of their only child, the burden and joy of non- nuclear families—but it's all done in an inviting Southern voice. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vital contribution to a discussion that should be at the top of world leaders' agendas."
A clear argument that the world needs a new approach to refugee policy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Highly recommended for aficionados of foreign-policy and national-security issues."
Betts (Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American NationalSecurity, 2009, etc.), the director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, surveys the landscape of American national security with a dispassionate and analytical eye. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >

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IN THE RAINFOREST by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fascinating and solid introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is a Stage 2 title exploring the busy and diverse world of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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ON LINDEN SQUARE by Kate Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pleasant but inconsequential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stella Mae loves to sit at her apartment-house window and watch her neighbors. Read full book review >