Search Results: "Katharine Esty"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Relentless and inspiring, the life of Muhammad Yunus shows how capitalism and conscience need not be at odds."
An admiring portrait of a charismatic economist and entrepreneur who found his calling as Bangladesh's "banker to the poor." Read full book review >

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BEAR HUG by Katharine McEwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Romantic and attractive but ultimately unsatisfying. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A childlike version of a bear's life story. Read full book review >

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AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A solid, basic overview. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Introducing herpetology. Read full book review >

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OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A promising debut."
An intelligent first novel, already excerpted in the New Yorker, that admirably avoids melodrama but sometimes tries too hard to be witty as it wrestles with the darkness beneath its glossy surface. Read full book review >

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SEDITION by Katharine Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"'Girls shouldn't be puppets,' asserts this cleverly seductive romp, which conceals, beneath its witty surface, some very dark comments on fathers and daughters."
The grooming of five young Englishwomen for the marriage market goes wildly off the rails in a debut that, although Austen-ish in outline, takes some surprisingly saucy turns. Read full book review >

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THE RED WYVERN by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"More of the usual."
First of a series within a series: Although set within Kerr's existing Celtic fantasy world of Deverry (A Time of Omens, 1992, etc.), this one kicks off a new set of characters and doings. Read full book review >

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Salvation by Katharine English
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A devastating and intelligently told story of siblings searching for answers that reveals how a family can be torn apart by history, intolerance, and abuse."
A family court judge struggles to come to terms with her tumultuous childhood. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF EXILE by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Standard, undemanding fare for series fans."
From a tangled tale of magic, reincarnation, predestination, and vengeance (Daggerspell), Kerr's saga has mutated into fairly straightforward Celtic fantasy (cf. Read full book review >

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THE FISH LADDER by Katharine Norbury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A beautifully written book about a journey through wild places in the landscape and the heart."
British writer Norbury's debut memoir takes readers on vigorous walks through lochs, rivers, and soggy marshes in Scotland, England, and Wales. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR A SIGN by Esty Schachter
Released: Nov. 26, 2014

"Simplistic at times but gently informative."
Schachter's (Anya's Echoes, 2004) sophomore YA novel explores the changing relationship between a girl and her deaf brother. Read full book review >

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POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A utilitarian, if not quite seamless, introduction to several natural history subjects, it will do till something more artful comes along. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A set of comparisons presents new and pre-readers with elementary pointers on both the poles and differences between animals. Read full book review >

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MAMMALS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2016

"Together with its companion, strong additions to a series sure to find its way to classroom and school libraries. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Mammals—a perennial early-elementary topic—are presented in a new light in this latest entry in the Compare and Contrast series. Read full book review >