Search Results: "Kate Blaise"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An earnest tribute to unsung heroes."
Memorable account of the Iraq war as experienced by an Army captain and her husband, a helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An interesting historical footnote that can be bypassed without severe costs. (b&w photos)"
A detailed and unnecessary look at a failed assassination. Read full book review >

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I HAD A FATHER by Clark Blaise
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A compelling and unflaggingly intelligent autobiography from the author of two novels and four books of stories (including A North American Education), now director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa."
A personal memoir that for honesty, interest, and the steadiness of its inner searching equals the very best of its kind, bringing to mind, for example, books like Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLLYWOOD by Blaise Cendrars
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A curious period piece. (1 b&w photo, not seen; 29 b&w line drawings)"
French modernist Cendrars (18871961) provides a fitfully amusing account of the American movie industry circa 1936. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Fleming's contributions to history are too often lost in such minutiae, and only the most dogged reader is likely to reach the story's end."
A middling entry in the run of recent books on calendars, meridians, and like inventions. Read full book review >

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BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Cover Story: Into the Deep

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7*

Talky Talk: She Said (And Thought)

Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Taboo Relationships

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Acquaintances

Cover Story: Into the Deep

Losing a prized possession, like I’m assuming this charm bracelet might be, is always a bummer. It’s even worse ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW by Blaise Cendrars
by Blaise Cendrars, illustrated by Marcia Brown, translated by Marcia Brown
Released: May 27, 1982

"A knockout."
From an African-inspired French poem, Marcia Brown has created a vibrant picture book that packs a new and unexpected wallop at every turn of the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVIARY WONDERS INC. by Kate Samworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For children and their bird-watching parents, who will appreciate the clever premise and the message of admiration. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
A catalog of bird parts and instructions for making your own in a sadly possible future in which living birds have nearly disappeared. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY FOR PUMPKINS by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"As Herky says, '…you can't stay sad for long when you have had a garden'—nor when you have read about Herky and his first gardening experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Herky (short for Hercules) is one lucky guinea pig—perhaps the only one with his own garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POEMS IN BLACK AND WHITE by Kate Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Worthwhile overall, with glimmers of brilliance; an artist to watch. (note on illustrations) (Poetry. 6-12)"
Miller pairs lovely images with monotypes in different hues, including inky black and cool white. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF PIP AND SQUEAK by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A mix of watercolors and acrylics create a playful, lively environment for the reader to enjoy while learning about compromise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duke offers a gentle lesson starring two brothers, Pip and Squeak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE AND SNAKE’S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Spohn delightfully captures all the innocent fun of this holiday for youngsters and a couple of recipes are included for little ones eager to throw their own soirées. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pals Snake and Turtle decide to host a Halloween fête in this latest installment in Spohn's popular early reader series (Turtle and Snake Fix It, p. 110, etc.). Read full book review >