Search Results: "Kathryn Mahaffy"


BOOK REVIEW

EIDI by Bodil Bredsdorff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Still, an equally heartfelt story of love and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The close of Bredsdorff's exquisite U.S. debut, Crow-Girl (2004), found its title character peacefully ensconced in her seaside home with her "found" family. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BABY? by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though baby animal books abound, this one's sweet framing device, simple but precise language and appealing illustrations will no doubt find it some fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sweet, simple introduction to animal babies focuses on how they keep themselves safe by hiding. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOUIE by Kathryn Finney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The story and theme have been done many times before and with much more success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little dog learns how to be himself. Read full book review >

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WAR DOGS by Kathryn Selbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The combination of thoughtful design, compelling illustrations and a winsome canine companion make this beginning biography stand out. (timeline, afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
An introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus. Read full book review >

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PILOT'S WIFE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An evocative but obvious thriller, rather like a domesticated Patricia Highsmith, that keeps you reading—even as you're regretting the opportunities for intrigue and angst that the narrative consistently ignores."
Though sacrificing depth and credibility for speed, Shreve's sixth (The Weight of Water, 1997, etc.) is another suspenseful portrait of a modern marriage rent by betrayal and loss. Read full book review >

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DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEXT YEAR, FOR SURE by Zoey Leigh Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A crisp, exciting exploration of love, friendship, and everything in between. Peterson's one to watch."
In this psychologically perceptive debut, a young couple struggles with the realities of nonmonogamy. Read full book review >

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SAINTLY MURDERS by C.L. Grace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"A bonanza to fans of the period; a sore test of patience for others."
Once again, 15th-century Canterbury, where no one seems to have died a natural death, is the background for the latest investigation by apothecary-physician Kathryn Swinbrooke (The Book of Shadows, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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GONNA TAKE A HOMICIDAL JOURNEY by Sandra Scoppettone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Not for Lauren, who simply plods on through what seems like the Seaview white pages, interviewing suspects who all, even at the moment of their arrest, remain as stubbornly lifeless as the victims."
Private eye Lauren Laurano's on vacation in the quaint little town of Seaview, on Long Island's North Fork, but the corpses just keep on coming. Read full book review >