Search Results: "Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson"


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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, Johnson knows how to turn a phrase and her heroine's voice is incisive and sadly authentic. (Fiction. YA)"
In her smartly titled debut novel, Johnson looks beneath the normal veneer of suburbia to find the putrefying rot underneath. Read full book review >

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A FAST AND BRUTAL WING by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The truth is uncertain, creating a memorable read that allows fantasy, mystery, and realistic fiction fans alike to examine the power of love and its connection to vulnerability, loss, and fear. (Fiction. YA)"
Letters, e-mails, newspaper articles, and short-story excerpts piece together a haunting tale of three teens coping with loss and grief. Read full book review >

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DUMB LOVE by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Well done. (Fiction. YA)"
This fat-girls-need-love-too story lives up to its billing as a "screwball comedy," but also delivers a convincing portrait of a feisty high-school girl fighting to keep her unconventional family together. Read full book review >

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GONE by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Fast but flimsy. (Fiction. YA)"
A crowded plot and lack of subtlety mark Johnson's latest. Read full book review >

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TARGET by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Painful and riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped and raped repeatedly, Grady survives, but the emotional cost is huge. 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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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by Peter Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"From the ordinary clay of words, Martin sculpts an impressive image of an extraordinary man."
Reliable, readable life of 18th-century England's most celebrated intellectual, lexicographer, poet, critic, biographer, essayist, Tory, travel writer and—perhaps most of all—Personality. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >