Search Results: "Katharine Quarmby"


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NO PLACE TO CALL HOME by Katharine Quarmby
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Informative but flawed treatment of a vast, intriguing topic."
A journalist's occasionally overdone sociohistorical study of conflicts between the Gypsy community and settled communities in the U.K. Read full book review >

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FUSSY FREYA by Katharine Quarmby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Savory fare for fussy eaters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Freya decides to become a finicky eater, it takes clever Grandma Clare to find a cure. 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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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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YOKKI AND THE PARNO GRY by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A Romani story to share and treasure. (authors' note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's dream gives his family hope. Read full book review >

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OSSIRI AND THE BALA MENGRO by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A familiar theme told from a distinct cultural and oral tradition by a Romani storyteller from England. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eager to play like other Traveler musicians, a Romani girl constructs her own musical instrument from a willow branch and recycled objects and is surprised by the results. Read full book review >

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LET’S COUNT THE PUPPIES by Katharine Kunhardt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The crowded counting arena offers more successful choices from a pedagogical standpoint, but lab lovers may consider this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Plump Labrador retriever puppies are the starring characters in this counting book with a determinedly cheery text and photographs of the appealing dogs from a single puppy waving a paw up to 12 pups posed on a bench. 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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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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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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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 >