Search Results: "Kathryn Spink"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2009

"The author's focus on individuals makes for an engaging, easy-to-read story, but he gives short shrift to the role of international pressure in ending apartheid."
A dynamic yet incomplete account of how apartheid came to be, what it did to those who lived under it and how it ended. Read full book review >

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SOME BIRDS by Matt Spink
by Matt Spink, illustrated by Matt Spink
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Endearing and great fun to share. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Simple rhymes in bold print cavort among kaleidoscopic images of birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

HOW IT FEELS TO FLY by Kathryn Holmes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"Less about ballet than about therapy, but interesting nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Samantha dreams of becoming a professional ballerina like her mom, but her body is changing into one that the ballet world will not accept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE CRIMES by Kathryn Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Given the autobiographical design of the collection, it may seem churlish to attack the book for going where the author so often has gone before; yet Harrison is self-aware to the point of self-absorption and self-effacing to a fault. However, the author's intelligence shines, and these ruminations may encourage some to confront their own anxieties."
Memoirist and novelist Harrison (Creative Writing/Hunter Coll.; Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, 2014, etc.) again taps the well of her personal life for a series of essays dealing with long-standing preoccupations and compulsive navel-gazing, the result being an alternately compelling and uncomfortable reading experience.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Waking Up in Medellin by Kathryn Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2016

"A formulaic but entertaining thriller."
An auditor finds herself in over her head when she accepts a dangerous assignment in Colombia in Lane's debut novel. Read full book review >