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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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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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 >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stripped of airbrushed romanticism and Eurocentric gloss, a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration. (map, photo, Inuktun glossary, historical timeline, notes) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This strong historical novel portrays the impact of Robert E. Peary's polar expeditions on the family and world of a young Inuit woman who joined them. Read full book review >

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BRAZEN by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"In this third novel in her trilogy, Longshore skillfully blends history with romance, weaving a compelling, poignant story of love, loss and betrayal. (family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In a companion to Gilt (2012) and Tarnish (2013), Longshore chooses as her heroine a member of Henry VIII's household less well-known than Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn, the respective subjects of her earlier novels. Read full book review >