Search Results: "Katherine Langrish"


BOOK REVIEW

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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TROLL MILL by Katherine Langrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Fans of the first volume will be happy to have this companion, while those new to the tale will be able to follow the story with ease. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this sequel to Troll Fell (2004), a more mature Peer Ulfsson struggles with identity, disillusionment and unrequited love. Read full book review >

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TROLL FELL by Katherine Langrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Goodhearted, resourceful Peer's courage, loyalty to his friends, and generosity will win reader's hearts and will ensure the appeal to readers of Emily Rodda's Rowan of Rin series and the Lemony Snickets. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As his father's funeral pyre burns, Peer Ulfsson, to his horror, meets a step-uncle whom his father has never mentioned. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW HUNT by Katherine Langrish
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Never telling and always showing, this spooky yet utterly grounded story features pitch-perfect prose, suspense and redemption. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Langrish blends medieval Catholicism and old folk beliefs seamlessly with the supernatural. Read full book review >

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TROLL BLOOD by Katherine Langrish
ADVENTURE
Released: June 17, 2008

"Buy this quick and exciting novel for the fans—then recommend Nancy Farmer's Sea of Trolls (2004) and Joanne Harris's Runemarks (2008). (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Readers of the Trollsvik saga will realize from the first chapter (in which two Mi'kmaq Indians watch a Viking crew murder a man) that all will not go well when Peer and Hilde go a-Viking with Gunnar and his violent, quarrelsome son, Harald. 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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MAKING ROOM FOR KATHERINE by Philippa Greene Mulford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Only the most simple-minded will slog through this one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Katherine, cousin of 16-year-old twins Abbey and Sheldon Reilly, has come from Paris to stay with them and their little sister and widowed mom while her own mother is between jobs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A rich narrative, but generous to a fault."
A sympathetic, even laudatory biography of the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION OF KATHERINE HOWARD by Suzannah Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"A sexually charged version of history angled toward a Gossip Girl audience."
Queen Katherine's life of clothes, music and "constant partying" comes to an unpleasant end in Dunn's (The Queen's Sorrow, 2008, etc.) latest historical. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"The climax manages to be sobering and satisfying without tying up all the loose ends of Cook's most obscure puzzler."
The disappearance of a young writer over a decade ago is only the tip of the iceberg in this cobwebby 22nd thriller from Cook (Master of the Delta, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >