Search Results: "Kathleen Finlay"


BOOK REVIEW

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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STARFALL by Diana Kolpak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It is not aimed in any way at children but may find an audience among preteens and teens interested in theater and art photography. (Picture book. 10-14)"
A story told in photographs that reads like a surreal theater piece for adults. 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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LITTLE CROC'S PURSE by Lizzie Finlay
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Along with making worthy points about the benefits of honesty, modeling responsible financial behavior and even somehow managing to keep Little Croc from coming off as a goody-goody, she introduces a young hero who is refreshingly oblivious to gender expectations—bravo. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Demonstrating the many rewards of Right Action, Little Croc fends off his importunate friends and resolutely hauls a large coin purse he's discovered under a bush to the police station—past an oh-so-tempting shoe store, a lemonade vendor, a charity worker and Murdock, a menacing punk. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A labor of love and a lifetime's interest expressed in a series of integrated essays that are substantial without being weighty."
A well-rounded exploration of the properties and associations of colors from an engagingly personal vantage. Read full book review >

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ARROWOOD by Mick Finlay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A great concept worked out with more grit than inspiration. The inevitable franchise has already been optioned for television, a medium you can only hope will hang on to the best bits here and toss out the rest."
Finlay debuts with a tale built on a wonderful premise: a downscale Sherlock Holmes for the rest of us. Read full book review >

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JEWELS by Victoria Finlay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Many sparkling anecdotes about jewels."
Some engaging stories in an ultimately unsatisfying investigation of nine precious stones. Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL TROLL by Charles Coleman Finlay
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2005

"Some rough edges, but unusually intriguing and satisfying work from a writer on the rise."
Prizewinning, up-and-coming author Finlay expands one of his popular stories ("A Democracy of Trolls") into a fresh and affecting first novel with echoes of Tarzan of the Apes and The Jungle Book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Searchers by Stephen Finlay Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"An engrossing beginning of what promises to be an involving generational saga about Irish immigrants."
This first book in a four-volume series highlights differences in the experiences of Irish natives fleeing their homeland in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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WILD THINGS by Charles Coleman Finlay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2005

"Finlay displays an astonishing range, an active imagination and a developing assurance and control: a writer to watch."
An eclectic debut story collection from Finlay (The Prodigal Troll, novel, June 2005), comprising 14 tales extending from mainstream fiction to heroic fantasy, with plenty of science fiction thrown in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENTECOST ALLEY by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Altogether, Perry's best book since Defend and Betray (1992). (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Superintendent Thomas Pitt's rise to commander of the Bow Street station has carried him above the sordid run of London crime, but when Whitechapel prostitute Ada McKinley is tortured and strangled two years after the reign of Jack the Ripper, a cufflink and a button from the defunct Hellfire Club on the scene make the case sensitive enough to bring in Pitt. Read full book review >