Search Results: "Katie Hafner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Written with authority and enthusiasm, a treat for armchair musicologists, Gould fanatics and even those who never heard a note he played."
A pianist's love affair with his instrument, and the blind man who enabled it. Read full book review >

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MOTHER DAUGHTER ME by Katie Hafner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Heartbreakingly honest, yet not without hope and flashes of wry humor."
Technology journalist Hafner's (A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano, 2008, etc.) one-year "experiment in multigenerational living," which forced her to confront her past and understand its impact on her present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In probing the history and reconstruction of a house, Hafner sheds light on the complicated and delicate reconstruction of memory and history. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The tortured history of modern Germany is refracted in the story of a 19th-century villa and the lives of its diverse inhabitants. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A clear and comprehensive, though often flat, account of an important bit of scientific history."
Now that high school students are spending their spare time cruising the Internet, it's probably time the rest of us found out how the whole thing started. Read full book review >

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Released: July 29, 1991

"Disturbing tales for would-be computer outlaws as well as those who fear them."
From a pair of computer industry reporters (Markoff: The New York Times; Hafner: formerly with Business Week)—three cautionary tales of 1980's computer hackers gone amok in this dark-side correlate to Steven Levy's more optimistic Hackers (1984). 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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Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"This brief novel is appropriate for children (as long as they are as precocious as Katie) as well as young adults and older adults intrigued by the often surprising wisdom and insight of young children."
The story of a precocious 6-year-old, Katie, whose Christmas wish list is not for toys and gifts for herself, but rather for good things to happen to people she cares about. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE SUNFLOWERS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desire to be in a painting is played with a winsome freshness: not only are these famous art works made accessible to young readers, but Mayhew captures post-Impressionist impasto and rich color effortlessly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sunflower-patterned end papers, sunflower fleuron on the verso, characteristic vignettes in the post-Impressionist notes at the back: Mayhew (Katie and the Mona Lisa, 1999, etc.) accomplishes the remarkable feat of keeping his own style, with its vivacious line and cheery colors, while echoing the manner of others. 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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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 >