Search Results: "Katherine Neville"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVILLE by Norton Juster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A fine treatment of a tried-and-true theme. (Picture book 4-6)"
A little boy, bereft over moving, makes strides toward feeling at home in his new neighborhood. Read full book review >

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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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THE FIRE by Katherine Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Packed with the sort of bamboozling twaddle that should come with a warning: Belief in Alchemy Required. Still, fans of The Eight, Dan Brown, etc., will jump right in."
Belated sequel to The Eight (1988), Neville's sprawling mystical-thriller debut novel about a quest to locate and decipher the secrets encrypted in an antique bejeweled chess set. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC CIRCLE by Katherine Neville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, fans of The Eight should stagger away with bemused grins. (Author tour)"
Like Neville's 1988 debut, The Eight, another daft, overstuffed, sprawling sofa of a yarn involving dozens of famous figures, places, and objects, along with a mysterious manuscript that nobody ever gets to read—oh, yeah, and the collapse of communism. Read full book review >

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A CALCULATED RISK by Katherine Neville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"By contrast, the ostensible padding (how, circa 1800, the Rothschilds made their pile) stands out."
Bank-robbery-by-computer romance from the ex-banker author of the 1988 treasure-hunt brouhaha, The Eight. 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 >