Search Results: "Kathryn K. Thurman"


BOOK REVIEW

A GARDEN FOR PIG by Kathryn K. Thurman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"These and other details will help carry readers over the holes in the story. (endnotes on organic gardening) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pig is tired of his nothing-but-apples diet from Apple Farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Place and character are vividly evoked and the distinct flavor of a different culture well caught in a collection that even so, perhaps by its nature, is touched by the already familiar."
An uneven but promising debut collection of sometimes beautifully crafted stories, with Middle Eastern settings, from an Arab-American writer living in the US. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA’S NOSE by Judith Thurman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The author's supreme confidence can sometimes segue into dismissiveness and arrogance, but this does not diminish the cumulative dazzle of her essays."
A motley collection of previously published essays on topics ranging from Anne Frank to Bill Blass, by a New Yorker staffer and biographer (Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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INFANTS OF THE SPRING by Wallace Thurman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But what truly animates this smart fiction is the timeless belief that ideas have consequences."
First published in 1932, two years before its author died destitute in New York City, this delightful roman Ö clef about the Harlem Renaissance returns to print as an inaugural volume in Modern Library's new series about that golden moment in American literary history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEOPATRA’S NOSE by Judith Thurman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The author's supreme confidence can sometimes segue into dismissiveness and arrogance, but this does not diminish the cumulative dazzle of her essays."
A motley collection of previously published essays on topics ranging from Anne Frank to Bill Blass, by a New Yorker staffer and biographer (Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"The more deeply curious will want to consult his introductory anthology of Tibetan texts, Essential Tibetan Buddhism (1995). (Author tour)"
A renowned scholar of Tibetan Buddhism issues a popular appeal to the West to refashion its inner life according to Buddhist enlightenment teachings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESCAPE by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A promising start to a new series. (author's note, map) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Born in the hold of a Spanish galleon destined for the New World, the young filly Estrella knows nothing of the feel of the earth under her hooves or the joy of the pasture, but her mother's soft murmurings hint at a greater destiny for the young horse and her friends. Read full book review >

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THE BADGER KNIGHT by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"The moral is common, but the unusual setting highlights the message that people aren't so different from one another; fans of Karen Cushman will enjoy this. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Erskine uses the strife of medieval England as a backdrop to explore differences, puberty and the divided loyalties of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"It doesn't bear up under scrutiny, but it's fun to read. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 9-12)"
Veteran Lasky combines the Robin Hood/Maid Marian story with falconry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Reiss has reworked material from an earlier paperback series here, and the result, while a bit long, delivers a good dose of shivery entertainment. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Reiss's deliciously creepy tale is a solid addition to the haunted dollhouse genre. Read full book review >