Search Results: "Katharine Weber"


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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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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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TRUE CONFECTIONS by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Too often wastes the tasty potential of its sticky setting."
Sweet and sour tales of life in a New England candy factory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Illuminating but often dry."
In this debut memoir, novelist Weber (True Confections, 2009, etc.) tells the story of her colorful family and the scandalous—but monumentally transformative—love affair between her grandmother, Kay Swift and George Gershwin. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2006

"An exploration of history, memory and the meaning of truth that never quite coheres as a story."
Weber (The Little Women, 2003, etc.) considers a notorious American tragedy, in her third novel. 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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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 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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THE WEBER STREET WONDER WORK CREW by Maxwell Newhouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This cheery but misguided attempt at a social-studies lesson tries to show kids how they can make a little money while helping others and making their own neighborhood a better place to live. 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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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 >