Search Results: "Kathleen Burk"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Exemplary historical writing, to be read alongside Fischer, with Kevin Phillips's The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, and the Triumph of Anglo-America (1998) thrown in for good measure."
An ambitious, fittingly sized effort to distill the complex, contentious relations between Mother England and her unruly offspring in the New World. Read full book review >

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TROUBLEMAKER by Kathleen Burk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Taylor himself thought his life unimportant, and Burk can't quite persuade us that it's worth covering in this detail. Still, Taylor's contribution to the intellectual history of this century makes this account fascinating and valuable."
The life of "possibly the greatest, and certainly the most famous, diplomatic historian of the twentieth century," by a former research student now teaching at London University. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. Read full book review >

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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still, simply, an important book."
Enter the corridors of power and learn why so few women are there. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"Raymond Carver fans will welcome this up-close, very personal glimpse into the life of the talented but troubled writer."
A bittersweet account of the author's hardscrabble life with her husband, the writer Raymond Carver. Read full book review >

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PAINTING IN THE DARK by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Despite bumps, informative as well as inspiring. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An illuminating portrait of a self-taught Turkish artist who, despite being blind from birth, has become an internationally known painter. Read full book review >

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WHACK, WHACK, WHACK, GOES THE TAIL! by Mark Rouillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2017

"An affectionate, enjoyable look at a cheerful, well-loved, and somewhat destructive dog."
In this debut illustrated children's book, an enthusiastic canine shows how much he savors life through his vigorous tail-wagging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2012

"Passion balanced by intelligence runs through this beautiful, surprising novel about the restorative power of love."
In psychoanalyst Alexander's debut novel, an accomplished young woman struggles to overcome her troubled past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"A generous but ultimately critical assessment of lives conducted with style, if little substance."
English journalist and short-story writer Connolly (The Happiest Days, 2000) relates the bohemian adventures of the fabulously unconventional, beautiful, Garman siblings. Read full book review >