Search Results: "Kathryn Ewing"


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FAMILY KARATE by Kathryn Ewing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 1992

"The title is the heaviest part of this easy-reading floater. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A fluffy tale about a teenager who learns that a little understanding goes a long way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A carefully annotated scientific detective story that suffers from an overabundance of detail but benefits from 24 pages of lively photos."
Excavating the history of the "one-in-a-billion buzz saw shark." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2007

"Absorbing social history, if not quite a flesh-and-blood story."
Lost, indeed: Architectural historian Ewing has labored heroically to write the biography of a man whose letters and papers were nearly all consumed in a fire that swept the nascent Smithsonian Institution in 1865. Read full book review >

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THE LURE by Lynne Ewing
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Skilled storytelling and starkly gripping details of gang life can't paper over the contradictions: This is stylish gangster porn. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Gritty realism and airbrushed romance go head to head in this tale of life among Washington, D.C.'s street-wise gangs. Read full book review >

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SONS OF THE DARK: BARBARIAN by Lynne Ewing
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"It adds new dimensions to 'zit lit.' (Fiction. YA)"
The author of the Daughters of the Moon series switches her focus to boys and crams an amazing selection of fantasies into this silly novel. Read full book review >

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THE TRESPASS by Barbara Ewing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Fast-paced and surprisingly free of heavy breathing: an excellent historical novel enlivened with a dash of romance."
A lush account by British novelist and actress Ewing (a memoir: Strangers, 1978) of a young Victorian lady who crosses the globe alone to make a new life for herself in New Zealand. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROSE by Amy Ewing
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"This graphic read solidly sets fans up for the next volume. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Science and magic, royalty and rabble begin to clash in this dystopian sequel (The Jewel, 2014).Read full book review >

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THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Fans not yet sated by the dystopian glut may enjoy this decently wrought, derivative mashup. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
Rescued from poverty in order to help royalty, Violet Lasting grows to hate her gilded cage in this dystopian debut. Read full book review >

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PARTY GIRL by Lynne Ewing
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, this is a gripping look at a fascinating, often ruthless, urban world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ana and Kata have been friends since fourth grade, so close that they had become a part of one another. Read full book review >

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DRIVE-BY by Lynne Ewing
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 1996

"Written in stripped-down prose that mirrors (sometimes gratingly) Tito's bleak world, the brief tale combines the plot twists of a mystery with a topical setting and theme that will appeal to reluctant readers. (Fiction. 10+)"
Ewing's first novel is grim, taut, and ultimately hopeful, with a satisfying ending that makes its point without belaboring it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"An up-close and sobering picture of medical education's imperfections. (Author tour)"
No-punches-pulled scrutiny of the flawed system that produces our nation's doctors. Read full book review >

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THE EXPERT by V. L. Ewing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"An entertaining, well-crafted novel of love and lust later in life."
This first book in a planned trilogy taps the erotic escapades of an uptight attorney and her beach-loving boyfriend. Read full book review >