Search Results: "Katherine Sturtevant"


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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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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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AT THE SIGN OF THE STAR by Katherine Sturtevant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"Oddly, in a book for kids, the books listed in the afterword are all adult books. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Although its feminist message is a bit heavy-handed, this novel, set in 1677, is an engaging and fun story about 12-year-old Meg, the only surviving child of London bookseller Miles Moore. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS STORY by Katherine Sturtevant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Inclusion of a few ribald period verses and Kit's mildly racy sexual encounters mark this solid, engrossing effort for a teen audience. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vividly set against the frigid backdrop of one of the coldest winters England ever experienced, in 1683-84, Sturtevant's tale presents a fully realized character in Kit, an impoverished 15-year-old determined to find a better life, even though it means leaving behind Christopher, his dependent, mentally disabled identical twin. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 8, 2006

"Yet the desire to find meaningful work, to love and be loved and to balance autonomy and attachment have remained constant, and readers will root for the lively heroine to find her way. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Set in the early 1680s in London, this beautifully detailed, authentically voiced, first-person narrative centers on 16-year-old Meg, a girl who longs to do something outrageous for a woman in her time period—write. 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 >

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THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"The climax manages to be sobering and satisfying without tying up all the loose ends of Cook's most obscure puzzler."
The disappearance of a young writer over a decade ago is only the tip of the iceberg in this cobwebby 22nd thriller from Cook (Master of the Delta, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >