Search Results: "Katherine Harmon Courage"


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OCTOPUS! by Katherine Harmon Courage
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject."
Scientific American associate editor Courage explains why the octopus has been beguiling humans for millennia, making an appearance in "creation myths, art, and, of course, cuisine." Read full book review >

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SKATE by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A marvelous debut. (Fiction. YA)"
This remarkable first novel features a rebellious, smart outcast who's battling life as he struggles to take care of his little brother. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A weird, witty, endlessly entertaining compendium for the budding pop-culture aficionado. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
For anyone who has ever felt the slightest bit deficient in their pop-culture expertise, here is the ultimate guide, guaranteed to fill any void. Read full book review >

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THE GENIE WHO HAD WISHES OF HIS OWN by Margaret Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2013

"A fresh take on a timeless storytelling genre."
Harmon (The Man Who Learned to Walk in Shoes That Pinch, 1993), in her latest collection of fables, tackles 21st-century vices. Read full book review >

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THE LAST EXIT TO NORMAL by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 11, 2008

"Predictably, Ben comes to like Montana, but this story takes funny twists and poignant turns through the backwoods. (Fiction. YA)"
Spiky-haired skater Ben Campbell moves with his gay dads to rural Montana, where he finds animal carcasses, trucks, a cute farm girl and a troubled kid next door. Read full book review >

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CRABS IN A BARREL by Byron Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2006

"Stick with Lord of the Flies."
A lackluster novel about a storm and a shipwreck, from Harmon (Mistakes Men Make, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF COLD SEASONS by Joshua Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A mixed bag of experimental writing and rural fables mostly aimed at readers who frequent the high-end literary journals on a regular basis."
A dozen stories that mash up poetic, dreamlike observations with the caustic, inbred hardiness of New Englanders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2016

A debut book offers a faithful exploration of the Creation story in light of the scientific age. Read full book review >

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STICK by Michael Harmon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Engaging and uplifting. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this new football novel, a nerdy superhero and a clueless sports star demonstrate that all the play-by-play that really matters is mostly off the field. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BRIDGE by Michael Harmon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"While the swearing, sex and drug use proclaim this an issues book for older teens, the heart is very much in the after-school-special camp, with a satisfying resolution never in doubt. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Tate's crew are all skateboarders, but it's his little brother Indy who has the talent—and also a taste for drugs and rebelling against their straight-laced dad. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMBER OF FIVE by Michael Harmon
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"With a cast of mostly unlikable characters, this novel of privilege and corruption proves uninspiring. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As the son of a U.S. Congressman, 17-year-old Jason Weatherby knows all about power and influence. Read full book review >