Search Results: "Katherine Kirkpatrick"


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Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. 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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THE VOYAGE OF THE CONTINENTAL by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A lively look at a slice of American history. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
In 1865 orphans were given few choices in life, but 16-year-old Emeline finds the courage to make a journey that promises to change the course of hers forever. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE ACROSS THE WIDE SEA by Katherine Kirkpatrick
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Helpful notes put the story in its historical context, discuss the slave trade and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, and suggest a parallel to Jews and the Holocaust. (map, pronunciation guide and glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, King Louis XIV began the persecution of the Huguenots that would devastate France and lead to the torture, death, or exile of 20 percent of the country. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1999

"Himler's splendid watercolor paintings illustrate the danger involved in trying to foil the Loyalists and the daily threat of exposure that was faced by the Setauket spies. (map, sources) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Basing the book on true incidents and real people of the Revolutionary War, Kirkpatrick (Trouble's Daughter, 1998, etc.) recreates the actions of a Patriot spies begun by Robert Townsend and assisted by strong-willed, cool-headed Nancy Strong in the little town of Setauket, New York; Nancy used her clothesline and petticoats to signal the location, spotted by her son, of a whaleboat that would transport a vital letter about British battle plans directly to General George Washington. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2007

"Still, Kirkpatrick is frank enough to mention Marie's half-Inuit siblings, introduces a circle of colorful friends and associates and conveys some sense of what it was like to grow up with a famous, but often absent, father. (index, source notes) (Biography. 11-13)"
Kirkpatrick casts an unusual sidelight on the exploits of Peary and Henson with this profile of Peary's daughter Marie, who was born in 1893 in a two-room house in northern Greenland, and spent large portions of her youth north of the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Kirkpatrick (Keeping the Good Light, 1995) tackles a sensitive subject and makes it ring true through acute details and the well-paced growth of her real-life protagonist. Read full book review >

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KEEPING THE GOOD LIGHT by Katherine Kirkpatrick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A compelling coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Eliza, 16, is the spirited heroine of this novel set in turn- of-the-century New York. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE CARLYLE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A book that promises insight into the emotional detachment of our current technological overload should deliver more than the resolution of daddy issues."
A young woman sets out to find the isolation she craves in Thomson's (Secrecy, 2014, etc.) picaresque novel.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A thoroughgoing but sprightly biography of a fascinating outlander in our midst. (glossary, timeline, bibliography, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Unlike Piltdown Man or Nebraska Man, Kennewick Man was the real, hoary deal, and Kirkpatrick here introduces him to young readers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 1991

"Loosely joined, dulled by a siege mentality, and overstuffed with excerpts from UN meetings—but nevertheless an informed view of the neoconservative mind-set in American diplomatic circles during Reagan's first term."
A firsthand account of the perils of American diplomacy at the UN during Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure, written from Gerson's position as her expert in international law. Read full book review >