Search Results: "Kathy Kiernan"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Kiernan and Moore are senior editors at the Book-of-the-Month Club."
``All the reasons that a writer shouldn't rush too quickly into print are on display in this collection,'' novelist Jane Smiley's introduction dauntingly informs us. Read full book review >

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Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

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Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One-dimensional characters undermine the potential drama of life within a castle."
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Vanderbilts. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MRS. ASTOR by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2007

"Proficient, but too heavily based on Astor's own memoir, Footprints (1980), to be terribly revelatory—or interesting."
Former New Yorker editor Kiernan (Seeing Mary Plain, 2000) pussyfoots around the life of New York philanthropist, society lady and writer Brooke Astor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

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INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A gripping, highly original ghost story. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Irish fantasist Kiernan (The Poison Throne, 2010, etc.) explores the dynamics of love and loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An inspiring account of how people can respond with their best when called upon."
A fresh take on the secret city built in the mountains of Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. Read full book review >

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SEEING MARY PLAIN by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"All in all, though, the definitive life of McCarthy, comprehensive in scope and scrupulously researched. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
An extraordinary biography of the late essayist and novelist (1912—89) by a former fiction editor of The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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VOICES FOR PEACE by Anna Kiernan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Breaths of restraint amid the war whoops, and a sense of hope that understanding the roots of the problem rather than scorching the earth is the path to a durable peace."
Humane, thoughtful, and just ways of reacting to September 11, edited by Kiernan (Essex Univ., United Kingdom). Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >