Search Results: "Kathleen Grissom"


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GLORY OVER EVERYTHING by Kathleen Grissom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Breathless to the end."
A continuation of Grissom's (The Kitchen House, 2010) gripping saga of escaped slaves in the 1830s.Read full book review >

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THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Melodramatic for sure, but the author manages to avoid stereotypes while maintaining a brisk pace."
Irish orphan finds a new family among slaves in Grissom's pulse-quickening debut. Read full book review >

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DROWNED MAN'S KEY by Ken Grissom
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, Rodrigue is one very appealing Creole."
A quasi-technothriller featuring Galveston boatman and tough guy John Rodrigue, whose office looked ``like Philip Marlowe had relocated in Papeete''—though that was before the hurricane hit and submerged it. Read full book review >

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One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A well-executed rendition of familiar fantasy."
Grissom, in her YA debut, tells the story of a boy who must choose between two warring spirit kingdoms, one of darkness, one of light. Read full book review >

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FOLLIES OF GOD by James Grissom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"There have been plenty of books written about Williams over the past three decades, but few weave so many voices into an original and compelling portrait. Grissom honors the life and achievement of his doomed correspondent."
One of America's greatest playwrights as seen by himself and his many muses. 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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BORN FOR ADVENTURE by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Karr's story has plenty of humor and gives readers a front-row seat in one of Stanley's thrilling yet perilous expeditions. (author note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Karr's latest is a fictionalized account of Henry Morton Stanley's Expedition for the Relief of Emin Pasha of 1887. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE’S FOOL by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Fortune at least seems to be smiling on him at the end, and his distinct narrative voice and sturdy optimism will put readers solidly on his side. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Wearied of whippings and scorn, a young Fool escapes his overlord and sets out in search of a more congenial employer in this robust 14th-century tale. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Absorbing and unwaveringly suspenseful. (Fantasy. YA)"
Thrumming with dense, meaningful tension from first page to last, this middle installment in the Resurrection of Magic trilogy follows the two plotlines established in the first volume, Skin Hunger (2007), through despair, oppression and rare moments of hope. Read full book review >

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BONE DRY by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, readers with a willingness to surrender their disbelief will enjoy this offering for the swashbuckling, occasionally bloody, and frequently hilarious adventure it is. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It isn't easy being assistant to Dr. Asa B. Cornwall, phrenologist, flimflam artist, and genius. Read full book review >