Search Results: "Kathy Acker"


BOOK REVIEW

PUSSY, KING OF THE PIRATES by Kathy Acker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Some nice sacrilegious images will please the armchair rebels among her readers."
Acker (My Mother: Demonology, 1993, etc.) continues her dizzying experiments in fiction—her dream narratives with their loose structure and shifting pronouns—and again punctuates her prose with the same tired insights on sex, class, and politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A life between two covers: Acker, resolutely political but always entertaining, in spite of herself."
The definitive compendium of Acker's sexed-up word-bombs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT AT THE ZOO by Kathy Caple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Young animal lovers will find much to laugh at here. (Early reader. 3-6)"
One boy, one dad, one cellphone and one ill-timed nap add up to one crazy trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Fans of Van Allsburg's Bad Day at Riverbend (1995) or David Macaulay's classic Black and White (1990), as well as young trainiacs, will want repeated rides. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mallat (Brave Bear, 1999) plays with the viewer's perception of scale in this brief but eventful train ride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW YORK by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Endpaper map. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A tour of ``my favorite places,'' described in a letter from Becky to a friend who's moving to New York from the Midwest. Read full book review >

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STONES ON A GRAVE by Kathy Kacer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Part of the interconnected Secrets series, the novel is a quick, easy read about a little-known period. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Secrets can hide painful truths, as a young woman learns in this novel set in 1964. Read full book review >

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DON'T EXPECT MAGIC by Kathy McCullough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Fans of the burgeoning paranormal-humor genre will find plenty to like in this debut. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Reeling from her mother's unexpected death, a teen curmudgeon is packed off to live with her distant father, a life coach who is secretly an actual fairy godfather, in this slyly humorous, but predictable romance. Read full book review >

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VIRALS by Kathy Reichs
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Do we really have to wait until summer of 2011 for the next one? (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
From the opening sentence to the last word, readers will be absorbed in Tory Brennan's world. Read full book review >

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MADCAT by Kathy Mackel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A solid hit. (Fiction. 8-12)"
MadCat is really Madelyn Catherine, but a star player of Fast Pitch Softball needs a tougher name. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERGROUND REPORTERS by Kathy Kacer
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Copies of the original editions and black-and-white photos salvaged from the war add to this incredible piece of Holocaust history. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the dark days of the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic, a group of Jewish teenagers refused to allow the suppression of their private thoughts and dreams, as the political climate of their town changed daily with the implementation of life-limiting laws. Read full book review >