Search Results: "Kate Kasten"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DE-CONVERSION OF KIT LAMB by Kate Kasten
Released: Nov. 14, 2010

"An engrossing, provocative novel."
A young, born-again, American evangelical goes to Guatemala in 1983 to study Spanish in preparation for future work as a missionary, but his experiences over the subsequent three months in a country run by the fundamentalist dictator Gen. José Efraín Ríos Montt shock, frighten and ultimately challenge him to question his faith. Read full book review >

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Wildwood: fairy tales and fables re-imagined by Kate Kasten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2013

"Enjoyable, imaginative retellings of classic tales—not for the nursery."
Fourteen fairy tales reworked for adults, by novelist Kasten. Read full book review >

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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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TOO HAPPY by Kate Kasten
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-crafted university story that speaks to the human spirit."
In this novel, a veteran teacher faces ethical boundaries as she invests in the academic and personal lives of her students. Read full book review >

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BETTER DAYS by Kate Kasten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"A pleasing retreat into American pastoral life."
This nostalgic view of pastoral life on an Iowa farm delivers the warm fuzzies without sentimentality. Read full book review >

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TEN SMALL BEDS by Kate Kasten
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"An uneven though readable novel about making sense of family history beset by secrets and pain."
Kasten's (The De-Conversion of Kit Lamb, 2010) latest novel centers on a middle-aged clinical psychologist who returns home after her father's death and her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's. 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 >

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KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

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His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >