Search Results: "Katherine Center"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DISASTER by Katherine Center
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Jenny's decision will come as no surprise, but this debut novel offers credible descriptions of first-time motherhood, affecting characters and situations and low-key charm."
Ditched by her partner right before she gives birth, a young mother must decide whether to take him back or give a new love interest. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL by Katherine Center
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Avoids the obvious clichés, while harkening pleasantly back to '50s-era motherhood humor classics like Jean Kerr's Please Don't Eat the Daisies."
In Center's lighthearted latest (The Bright Side of Disaster, 2007), a young mother yearns for self-realization while wrangling three boisterous preschoolers and a distracted husband. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HUSBAND by Katherine Center
Released: May 7, 2013

"Heart-rending and heartwarming."
A novel about family, love and forgiveness. 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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BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE AFGHAN WOMEN by George W. Bush Presidential Center
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 8, 2016

"A galvanizing collection of a traumatized population learning to believe in itself."
A compilation of committed Afghan women voices that underscores the great advances made in women's lives and the arduous job still ahead. Read full book review >

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STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >

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DIRT + WATER = MUD by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A creative approach + math and science + a map = a book that both entertains and teaches. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl and her dog play outdoors in a story that utilizes math and science concepts. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN SEARCH OF HOME by Stephanie Hanes
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 21, 2012

"Easily navigated, this well-made e-book is a model of reasonable, yet impassioned, advocacy journalism on the fraught situation of people without documents."
Reporter Hanes and photographer Constantine travel the world to document the plight of stateless people, who are not quite refugees and certainly not at home in their own countries. Read full book review >

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MELTDOWN by Sean Gallagher
Released: Aug. 16, 2013

"Thoughtfully sounds an alarm, though not as loudly as it perhaps could."
A sobering glimpse into China's environmental degradation, matched with stirring photography of what's threatened. Read full book review >