Search Results: "Kathleen Cambor"


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IN SUNLIGHT, IN A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN by Kathleen Cambor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Very nearly a wonderful novel, nevertheless, and clear proof that Cambor is one of the more interesting and unpredictable of our contemporary writers."
A great fictional subject is given impressive full-scale treatment in Cambor's strong second novel (after The Book of Mercy, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF MERCY by Kathleen Cambor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"The publishers mention Cambor's having studied writing with Donald Barthelme, and perhaps that great innovator stirs in his rest as his student flowers forth, with deserved if ironic success, into the fictional not-new."
Cambor's first outing is an old-fashioned, frequently moving, always sweepingly readable tale of one family's long-extended suffering, decline, and final qualified hope. 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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Diligent but tedious."
Ill-focused look at the Belle Époque in France. Read full book review >

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THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH by Alison Joseph
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Readers might hope that in Sister Agnes's next appearance the plot will flow half as well as the conversation."
A second outing for the author's chic, impulsive Sister Agnes (Sacred Hearts, 1996)—once married, long divorced, now working with friend and mentor Father Julius at St. Read full book review >

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CODA by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Astley is a marvelous writer and a hilarious, merciless, and poignant truth-teller."
A spare, sharp-boned bird of a novel, whose song is wrenchingly sad yet full of indomitable spirit. Read full book review >

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THE RABBITS ARE COMING! by Kathleen Bullock
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"A thoroughly enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In an appealing wordless book, a score of rabbits, each with a balloon, leave Mom and their home in the woods for a joyous escapade, hopping over the fields and into the house of an astonished family. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >