Search Results: "Katie Crouch"


BOOK REVIEW

ABROAD by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"A crass use of a still-active murder case."
Foreign students in Italy: One winds up dead in this awkward riff on the notorious Amanda Knox/Meredith Kercher case. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNOLIA LEAGUE by Katie Crouch
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Though it probably won't win any converts, this one will please current fans of the genre; expect sequels. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
A Southern take on the ever-popular supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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GIRLS IN TRUCKS by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2008

"Gentle humor and sharp observation couched in straightforward prose with none of the preening preciosity so often seen in Southern fiction."
Wry, rueful tales of a Southern debutante's mostly disappointing love life. Read full book review >

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MEN AND DOGS by Katie Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2010

"Sunny outlook with enough clouds to keep it interesting."
The collapse of her marriage, not to mention a three-story fall, sends a woman back home to Charleston, S.C., to investigate her father's disappearance, in Crouch's sardonic second (Girls in Trucks, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE WHITE GLOVE WAR by Katie Crouch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Though lighter on the romance, this creepy, cliffhanging thrill ride will still delight Magnolia League fans and leave them desperate for the next episode. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In the second installment of the Magnolia League series, the stakes are higher, the drama more palpable and the hoodoo even hairier. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE DINOSAURS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The plot's predictable if ever-popular, while Mayhew's creatures are appealingly anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leaving Grandma, who scorns dinosaurs, drowsing on a museum bench, Katie slips through a forbidden door for a prehistoric adventure: she helps lost baby Hadrosaurus find his parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though frankly evangelical, Davis' book is still a refreshing read for those seeking the inspiration to follow the stirrings of their own hearts."
This moving debut memoir tells Davis' story of moving to Uganda and founding Amazima ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged children. Read full book review >

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KATIE LOVES THE KITTENS by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A spunky pup caught in a lethargic tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional animosity between cats and dogs gets turned on its head in this story of a cat-loving dog named Katie. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The dissolving boundaries of these paintings communicate to children how art provides a window into the past, while Mayhew's illustrations are light-filled and playful, complementing the styles of the inset reproductions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not for the first time, the heroine of a picture book steps into some museum paintings and learns a little about the artists and their eras. Read full book review >