Search Results: "Katherine Marsh"


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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THE TWILIGHT PRISONER by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"An outstanding story with wide appeal. (Fantasy. YA)"
Marsh proves immune to the sophomore jinx in this sequel; after a quick reset of The Night Tourist (2007), this briskly paced story soars. Read full book review >

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MARSH CAT by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Several handsome drawings are included. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An illustrator with three Caldecott Honor books to his credit tries his hand at a novel with his favorite theme: the interrelationships of creatures living near his Maine farm. Read full book review >

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JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS by Katherine Marsh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Despite the fact that the third part of the book pales in comparison to the first two, the honest and humorously self-deprecating voice of Jepp moves readers to rejoice with him as he seeks and manipulates his destiny. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Part coming-of-age novel and part paternity quest, this late-16th-century tale earns its distinction by virtue of its narrator: a dwarf. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT TOURIST by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read. (Fiction. 12-15)"
"It was just after dusk when the accident happened." Read full book review >

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RECKMIRE MARSH by Sara Hylton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"Fast-moving, but with a hollow ring throughout."
British novelist Hylton's 14th output (Shadow of the Nile, 1994, etc.) is light on history and heavy on histrionics as its insipid heroine weathers the horrors of WW II with a decided lack of common sense. Read full book review >

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GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"What's ultimately lacking, though, is a compelling link between myth and contemporary tale. (French glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Smart, handsome, athletic Gil Marsh, 17, hero of this contemporary take on the Gilgamesh epic (and first literary bromance) thinks he has no competition. Then hirsute Enko Labette shows up at Uruk High. Read full book review >

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MARSH MADNESS by Caroline Cousins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2005

"Cousins, a real-life writing trio of cousins (Fiddle Dee Death, 2003), knows her Dixie, from Coca-Cola for breakfast to sweet tea for lunch. The slender plot is enlivened by sly humor and Southern hospitality with a bite."
Mayhem with a Southern accent. 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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THE DOOR BY THE STAIRCASE by Katherine Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Well-drawn characters, an original setting, and a satisfying resolution are the ingredients that make this carefully crafted middle-grade adventure a highly rewarding read. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Will bravery, kindness, and perceptiveness be enough to earn 12-year-old orphan Mary Hayes a permanent home with Madame Zolotaya, the elderly woman who rescues her from a terrible Buffalo orphanage? 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 >