Search Results: "Katherine Bouton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-written, powerful book."
A former New York Times senior editor's poignant, enlightening memoir of hearing loss. Read full book review >

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MAX UNLOCKS THE UNIVERSE by Mark Bouton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2006

"The lightly sketched mystery will appeal mainly to conspiracy buffs. But as those females would no doubt agree, it's hard to resist genial, down-to-earth Max, even if he never does unlock the universe."
An FBI-agent-turned-private-eye goes up against a pair of hired killers with a surprising motive and an even more surprising client. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A good, if at times windy, story. Even if his proposal got smothered by the small-city political weight, he got the voice of Pittsfield's regular folk heard and the ballpark saved, for now."
Populist maverick, pariah of professional baseball bigwigs, Bouton (Strike Zone, 1994, etc.) tells of his efforts to preserve—and a coven of movers-and-shakers and good-old-boys to abandon—a historic baseball park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SAVIOR by Mark Bouton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2009

"Bouton (Max Unlocks the Universe, 2006, etc.) provides so much trash talk that you wonder what his cops are trying to prove. Maybe next time they'll relax and let the greased-lightning plot carry them."
The biggest mystery about the drive-by shooting outside a South Central liquor store has nothing to do with who pulled the trigger. Read full book review >

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STRIKE ZONE by Jim Bouton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1994

"Asinof (Eight Men Out, not reviewed) and Bouton (Ball Four, 1970) have written a pleasant diversion for an off-season Saturday afternoon. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
What better venue for the story of two hard-luck underachievers than the baseball field, where anyone can try to attain the American dream? Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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EXPLORING THE WILD WITH KATHERINE RUNDELL
by Julie Danielson

I do my best to temper excessive fan-dom, at least in public, over my favorite authors and illustrators, but the work of author and Oxford fellow Katherine Rundell simply makes me want to gush. Once I read The Wolf Wilder, published in 2015 (which I wrote about here), I was hooked and knew I wanted to backtrack and read the ...


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GWENDOLYN GRACE by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"More character study than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gwendolyn Grace, an anthropomorphic alligator, is having a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. Read full book review >

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EMMALINE AND THE BUNNY by Katherine Hannigan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The author's winsome watercolors lend an ethereal quality to this sweet, funny story that respectfully maps the warrens of a child's psyche as it celebrates the glorious mess that is nature. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If you lived on Shipshape Street in a town called Neatasapin, you might want a very untidy bunny for a pet too. Read full book review >