Search Results: "Kate Christensen"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MAN by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"A joyful art-world romp from Christensen (The Epicure's Lament, 2004, etc.) that allows aging women to come across as sexy."
After a famous painter's death, the septuagenarian women who loved and survived him reexamine their lives, in a novel as much about aging as art. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRINK by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jolly, rollicking fun, told with good humor and easy wit."
A likable debut novel about the perils and travails of a young woman who comes to New York to launch herself as a writer. Read full book review >

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HOW TO COOK A MOOSE by Kate Christensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A warmly engaging culinary memoir."
An award-winning novelist's account of the unexpected fulfillment she found in New England, living, loving, cooking, and eating "at the end of the world." Read full book review >

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TROUBLE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"Christensen couples a romanticizing, tour guide approach to Mexico City with cardboard Mexican characters for an uncomfortable effect. Despite lively sex and some clever early scenes, the novel has a tepid half-baked quality."
Christensen, who wrote about passionate septuagenarians in the Pen/Faulkner Award-winning The Great Man (2007), turns her attention to wilted 40-somethings. Read full book review >

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THE EPICURE’S LAMENT by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"First-rate adult entertainment, as they say, and Christensen's most impressive yet."
A suave ego-/erotomaniac more than half in love with easeful death. Read full book review >

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BLUE PLATE SPECIAL by Kate Christensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"A Rabelaisian celebration of appetite, complete with savory recipes, that genuinely satisfies."
A novelist's deliciously engrossing exploration of her life through the two major passions that have defined it: food and writing. Read full book review >

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THE ASTRAL by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"A masterpiece of comedy and angst. Think Gulley Jimson of Joyce Cary's The Horses Mouth transported from 1930s London to present-day Brooklyn."
Christensen (Trouble, 2009, etc.) knows her way around aging characters. Having won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her lively septuagenarians in The Great Man (2007), she now creates a charmingly ribald bohemian poet flailing about in late middle age. Read full book review >

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JEREMY THRANE by Kate Christensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Credible? Just barely. Fun? Immensely. As a chronicler of hip urban travails, Christensen (In the Drink, 1999) is first-rate."
A spirited take on the oft-told tale of a life falling apart, then patching itself together again: witty, humane, romantic, and just gossipy enough to keep you flipping pages. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >