Search Results: "Katherine Longshore"


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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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GILT by Katherine Longshore
Released: May 15, 2012

"A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The short life and times of Henry VIII's fifth wife, as seen through the eyes of her friend. Read full book review >

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MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Pitched for Downton Abbey fans but lacking both the style and the accuracy. (Historical romance. 12-16)"
Upstairs, Lady Charlotte pines for a more adventurous, purposeful life, while downstairs, kitchen maid Janie doesn't allow herself to consider any possibilities other than servitude. 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 >

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TARNISH by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"Teens with a love of history will not be able to resist this skillful retelling of the remarkable achievement of Anne Boleyn, who rose from tarnished foreign outcast to the king's bride. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Following on Gilt (2012), which told the tale of Henry VIII's doomed fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is another beheaded wife's story. 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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KATHERINE OF ARAGON, THE TRUE QUEEN by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A vividly detailed rendering of a well-known tragedy."
The familiar travails of Henry VIII's beleaguered first wife. 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 >