Search Results: "Kate Kasten"


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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Ideal for lap-sharing, parents and children may discover in these pages their own starry nights together before bedtime. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Kiesler's dreamy acrylic paintings accompany a collection of lullabies with sea-faring themes. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"They are just the companions one would want—the kind that keep you laughing—when taking on a book solo for the first time. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
This fourth in the Turtle and Snake easy-to-read series is as jocose as the earlier volumes. Read full book review >

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WADDLE LIKE A DUCK! by Kate Burns
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The board-book set will appreciate the simple shapes, beaming colors, and sturdy pages that divulge other familiar animals—ducks, kangaroos, hens, a snake. (Lift-the-flap. 1-3)"
In a companion to Blink Like an Owl! Read full book review >