Search Results: "Kathleen Cambor"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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PICTURE PUZZLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Thoughtful commentary and intelligent sequencing make this a lucid and beautifully designed book that will be useful for assignments but will also be enjoyed simply for its presentation. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Westray (A Color Sampler, 1993, ALA Notable) creates 26 artfully rendered optical illusions in an attractive array of subtly muted colors. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Read full book review >

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HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)"
To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space—plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Baldwin's tale lacks the fizzy pop of Sarah Zettel's Palace of Spies series, but romance readers who prize both brains and valor in a heroine will be pleased to make Georgie's acquaintance. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12-18)"
A romantic adventure set amid the chaos of the Napoleonic era. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL  by Kathleen Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A semi-climactic confrontation leaves characters poised for Book 3; only series devotees will be as well. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The plot wallows as Mackenzie struggles to reunite with her werewolf boyfriend, Kyle, in this sequel to Hemlock (2012). Read full book review >