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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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MORE SUMMER SEQUELS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
by John DeNardo

It's hard to keep up with the hundreds of new speculative fiction books being released each month, so there's a decent chance that you may have missed the release of a sequel in a series you've already started. Here's another roundup of some worthwhile sequels that recently hit the bookstore shelves. These books easily work as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KATE GLEESON'S BEST FRIENDS by Kate Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Next to Sandra Boynton's board-book apps, this diaper needs changing. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-18 mos.)"
Several promising ideas gone wrong or buggy mar this digital version of a 1998 board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS ON THE WIND by Kate  Kiesler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"This is the only anthology of collected bird poems currently in print, although Douglas Florian's On the Wing: Bird Poems and Paintings (1996) and Jane Yolen's Bird Watch: A Book of Bird Poetry (1999) cover similar avian territory from single authors. (Poetry. 4-9)"
This beautifully designed and illustrated anthology offers 23 poems about birds of many types engaged in many sorts of behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GUINEA PIG IS NOT ENOUGH by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The numerals appear as big as life in the middle of the scenes, in a book that is warm and playful from beginning to end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This is not a counting book, but an adding book; Duke (Archaeologists Dig for Clues, 1997, etc.) uses number-driven events to introduce simple addition, thereby reinforcing the learning of numbers, and in the process creating an interesting story that shows off the personality of each character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAIDS' LULLABY by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"To all this Spohn adds a judicious icing of golden glitter that, for once, is less a gimmick and more a suggestion of the sparkle of light. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spohn's mermaid babies and their mer-parents flatter the lilt of the text, and bring an engrossing otherworldliness to each page of this lullaby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY IS TOO MANY by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Duke doesn't disappoint, characteristically lavishing the book with her carefree and fun-filled watercolors of irresistibly cute critters in whimsical situations that can't but inspire chuckles while teaching a thing or two. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this sequel to One Guinea Pig is Not Enough (1998), Duke serves up a romp with subtraction instead of addition concepts. Read full book review >