Search Results: "Katharine Boling"


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1/5/2010 by Katharine Boling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Easy to read, thanks to the concise text, short chapters, large print, and wide leading. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In a braided narrative about twin girls told in two first-person voices, Pauline and Arlene, 10, have an angry relationship. Read full book review >

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NEW YEAR BE COMING! by Katharine Boling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As a special homage to nature and the Gullah tradition, storytellers will find this an excellent addition to their repertoire. (Poetry. 5-8)"
Written in the Gullah dialect, this is a handsomely illustrated collection of poems for each month of the year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by James Robert Parish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Parish regards Hepburn more objectively than most of her other biographers, but he comes up with little that is definitive or new—perhaps because of the dearth and deaths of primary sources to document her (sex) life."
To the often-told stories of Hepburn's life, this latest biography promises to add the untold. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The Ford gossip is news, but better than the psychobabble about Kate is the inspiring story of her mother, a strong, complex heroine if ever there was one. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A psycho-bio of the actress and her mother that begins as riveting melodrama and turns into talk-show buffalo chips. Read full book review >

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GUERNICA by Dave Boling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Except for a few too many popular-fiction clichés (e.g., its women are quite improbably gorgeous and valiant), this is a very good novel indeed—and a crucial reminder that genocidal folly is never as far away from us as we might wish."
The 1937 firebombing of the Basque town of Guernica is the central event of this ambitious first novel from Seattle-based journalist Boling. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HISTORY OF STARS by Dave Boling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A valuable testament providing glimmers, however scant, of hope for humanity."
The Anglo-Boer war of 1899-1902, as witnessed by an adolescent Boer girl. Read full book review >

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THE MADNESS OF LOVE by Katharine Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"As pretentious as its title suggests: an update that lacks energy despite all the 'madcap' confusion."
British author Davies debuts with a modern, slightly depressive take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOMEN by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A novel of the old school: chockfull of know-it-all literary allusions and very hard not to like."
An Alcott-inspired, sweetly smug, old-fashioned third by Weber (Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995, etc.) about three likable sisters who reject their perfect parents after a moral slipup. Read full book review >

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SNARE by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Solid SF adventure with a reasonable quota of interesting ideas for readers to chew on."
In this hefty tome, Kerr (The Shimmering Door, 1996) turns from Celtic-tinged fantasy to sweepingly far-future adventure on an alien world. Read full book review >

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THAT WATER, THOSE ROCKS by Katharine Haake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A tortured story too self-contained to express itself: many rich and vivid elements that somehow add up to less than the sum of their parts."
A highly impressionistic memoir/novel offers a fictionalized history of the author's family and their northern California homeland. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS CALLING by Katharine Payne
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1992

"An appealing firsthand account that makes a strong plea for preservation. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
In a vivid first-person narrative in the ``Face To Face With Science'' series, a biologist describes the African elephants she has observed in Kenya, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, with handsome color photos showing close-ups of elephants eating, sleeping, nursing, fighting, and taking mud baths. Read full book review >