Search Results: "Kate Morton"


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THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An atmospheric but overlong history of family secrets and their tormented gatekeepers."
A suspected kidnapping, a once-proud manor house, and a disgraced police officer all figure in Morton's latest multigenerational Cornish saga. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2009

"Murky, but the puzzle is pleasing and the long-delayed 'reveal' is a genuine surprise."
A four-year-old girl abandoned aboard a ship touches off a century-long inquiry into her ancestry, in Morton's weighty, at times unwieldy, second novel (The House at Riverton, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Morton's finesse with family secrets increases with each novel."
A daughter refuses to let her mother take a grim secret to the grave. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2008

"Though the climactic revelation feels contrived, Morton's characters and their predicaments are affecting, and she recreates the period with a sure hand."
In Australian author Morton's atmospheric first novel, a 98-year-old woman recollects her unwitting role in a fatal deception. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"After a lengthy buildup, which doggedly connects all the characters, however peripheral, there's a rewarding, bittersweet payoff in the author's most gothic tale yet."
A letter points the way to a castle in Kent, which harbors decades of grim secrets, in Morton's latest (The House at Riverton, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"This otherworldly blog-novel will appeal to only the most adventurous readers."
A relentless, bizarre phantasmagoria rattled off in a series of bloglike episodes. Read full book review >

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THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY by Mandy Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The mystery is gossamer-thin, the detective work modest, the characterization ditto, and the puns—well, you already know how you feel about them. But everyone who suspects that cats have always run the world will be at least a bit curious about how that works out in an alternate reality."
Tired of watching Lilian Jackson Braun's Koko and Yum Yum get upstaged by that do-nothing Jim Qwilleran? Wish the sleuthing pets in Rita Mae Brown's tales had even more prominent roles? Morton's debut, featuring an all-feline cast running amok in something like modern England, is the answer to your prayers. Read full book review >

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A WINDOW ACROSS THE RIVER by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A modest tale of quiet sincerity, good-natured and freshly narrated, but it needs more bite than Morton's dull characters can provide."
Morton (Starting Out in the Evening, 1998, etc.) describes the complicated emotional life of a writer who cannot resist putting her friends into her stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Not for beginners, who will find William Sheehan's The Planet Mars (1996) a better place to start. But for enthusiasts: this will be the Mars book of the year."
English science journalist Morton reconstitutes the Mars myth for the Net generation, showing how our mapping of the Martian landscape has brought into focus the "blotchy but beckoning" planet observed by 19th-century astronomers. Read full book review >

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RIO by Orde Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A meticulously researched guide to one of the world's most famous cities."
Sweeping history of Rio de Janeiro that captures both its uniqueness and tumult. Read full book review >