Search Results: "Katherine Mosby"


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TWILIGHT by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Very low-key, but patient readers will savor the finely wrought prose and unexpectedly moving portrait of a woman who loses her privileges and finds herself."
In her pensive third novel, Mosby (The Season of Lillian Dawes, 2001, etc.) charts the emotional progress of an ill-at-ease New Yorker who finds bittersweet fulfillment as an American in Paris. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE ALTARS by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Occasionally brilliant writing about occasionally annoying characters. (Author tour)"
Although it is heavy-handed and even downright pretentious at times, this debut novel showcases Mosby's measured, literate style. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF LILLIAN DAWES by Katherine Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pretty sentences deliver a flimsy storyline and unbelievable characters."
An adolescent is obsessed with a mysterious, glamorous young woman in 1950s Manhattan. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTMARE PLACE by Steve Mosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite some awkward plot contrivances and secondary characters who are little better than outlines, Mosby (The Murder Code, 2013, etc.) has the talent to build both physical and psychological suspense. And he proves once again that he really knows how to work the strings."
A detective with bad dreams and a young volunteer trying to overcome her fears pit themselves against a serial rapist. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN RUN by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma guaranteed to play havoc with both your brain cells and your heartbeat."
A troubled cop, an even more troubled novelist, and a serial killer go 15 feverish rounds. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER CODE by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Mosby (Black Flowers, 2011, etc.) spares no graphic detail in building tension and terror. His attempts at complexity stretch credulity in an otherwise crackling good tale."
A series of brutal murders intersect with a detective's troubled past in an unnamed British city. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD PERSON by Steve Mosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Fearless! But we never did decipher the title."
Debut British thriller whose originality turns on infinitudes of computer surrealism. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING ON CANE HILL by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"It doesn't matter that Mosby has no interest in tying up all the dozens of loose ends left dangling. This is a powerfully haunting tale you don't so much pursue to its resolution as mercifully awaken from."
Mosby's latest nightmare poses a perfectly serious question most readers have probably never thought about: which is more harrowing, death or resurrection? Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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EXPLORING THE WILD WITH KATHERINE RUNDELL
by Julie Danielson

I do my best to temper excessive fan-dom, at least in public, over my favorite authors and illustrators, but the work of author and Oxford fellow Katherine Rundell simply makes me want to gush. Once I read The Wolf Wilder, published in 2015 (which I wrote about here), I was hooked and knew I wanted to backtrack and read the ...


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STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >