Search Results: "Katherine Noel"


BOOK REVIEW

HALFWAY HOUSE by Katherine Noel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Graceful and quietly assured."
A New Hampshire family is transformed by mental illness in Noel's first novel. 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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BOOK REVIEW

LAST PERSON RURAL by Noel Perrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A grade-A-to-choice gathering, leaving the reader ready to receive more such terminal discourses from farmer Perrin as he tends his happy 90 acres."
Perrin's second ``final'' collection of bucolic essays (some original, the majority reprinted from Smithsonian, Yankee, etc.) appears eight years after his supposedly ultimate compilation (Third Person Rural, 1983)—and it's another convincing bit of rustic Americana. Read full book review >

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SANDSPIT CROSSING by Noel Virtue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1994

The black is there, but the comedy comes and goes in this novel about quirky Sandspit Crossing—a sort of dusty, down-under Winesburg, New Zealand—by the author of Then Upon the Evil Season (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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the dog boy by Noel Anenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging tale of a mother's and son's struggles in 1940s America."
In this historical novel set shortly after World War II, an African-American woman seeks to save her injured son amid racial tension and strife. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CEMETERY OF ANGELS by Noel Hynd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Chilling ghost scenes enrich Hynd's suspense-powered plot, but disposable characters and subplots may inspire some to close the graveyard gates mid-service."
Hynd's latest entry in the horror genre (A Room for the Dead, 1994, not reviewed): an uneven tale of past lives, guardian spirits, and treachery that's marked by both the best and the worst qualities of the author's spy novels. Read full book review >