Search Results: "Kathie Kelleher"


BOOK REVIEW

ORANGUTAN HOUDINI by Laurel Neme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An interesting exploration of animal intelligence for budding zoologists, so long as they take the anthropomorphization with a grain of salt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Orangutan Fu Manchu makes a monkey out of his zookeepers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 13, 1994

"This is your guide. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild/Better Homes & Gardens Book Club selections)"
In this unappetizing and tacky effort, Philbin and Gifford (Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee, not reviewed) combine recipes from guests on their hyperirritating morning chat show with those from their friends and family in chapters organized by holiday (Memorial Day, Easter and Passover, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHER NIGHT by Victor Kelleher
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

"An interesting effort, but lacking the coherence and moral power of the author's Baily's Bones (1989). (Fiction. 12+)"
A simplistic fantasy-adventure about mismatched twins whose appearance belies their relationship to good and evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGBOY by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, there's enough here to interest thoughtful readers. (Fiction. YA)"
A dog and her pup raise an abandoned baby boy in this philosophical tale that appears to take place sometime before Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE TO GOOD HOME by Anne Kelleher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2015

"Entertaining slice-of-life tales from lives just to the left of reality."
In this collection of seven speculative short stories, Kelleher's (Love's Labyrinth, 2015, etc.) characters magically abduct celebrities, put their elderly parents up for adoption, consider cyborg enhancement, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN GOOD KIDS KILL by Michael D. Kelleher
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Voyeurism takes the reins over insight into 'good kids' who murder; sadly, we are no better off than when we began in understanding the 'why.'"
Here's a report that could be a handbook for programmers of afternoon talk shows: "Teens Who Murder Their Parents," "Mothers Who Kill Their Newborns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFICIAL SILK GIRL by Irmgard Keun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A most worthy rediscovery."
A particularly vivid, gritty new English translation of a 1932 novel set in Berlin between the world wars, whose expatriate author (1905-82) enjoyed early critical and popular success, incurred the displeasure of Nazi censors, spent two years as the mistress of the great Austrian writer (also an expatriate) Joseph Roth, and wrote, pseudonymously, in obscurity (having returned to Germany) until her death. Read full book review >