Search Results: "Katie Kitamura"


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THE LONGSHOT by Katie Kitamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A real shot to the heart—a resonant portrait of a man out to prove he can take anything the world throws at him."
Down-on-his-luck fighter travels south of the border for the rematch of his life. Read full book review >

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GONE TO THE FOREST by Katie Kitamura
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enthralled by its own ambition and desire to shock, this book makes astonishing demands on readers' good faith."
A violent story set in a nameless country, this book wavers, uncertain, between parable and reality, unable to commit to its own demands or come to terms with its premise. Read full book review >

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A SEPARATION by Katie Kitamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A minutely observed novel of infidelity unsettles its characters and readers."
Dread and lassitude twist into a spare and stunning portrait of a marital estrangement. 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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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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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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MISS KATIE REGRETS by Jack Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Barry, aka John Maher (The Lucky Penny, 2007, etc.), writes with grit and crackle, and the narrative ricochets briskly from past to present and professional to personal. Warning: A heavy use of idioms and the intricacies of Irish politics may daunt some American readers."
A righteous Dublin detective digs deep into a murder with political and international roots. Read full book review >

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WHEN KATIE WAKES by Connie May Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Insightful, generous, and perfectly pitched: a good nonfiction companion to Before Women Had Wings (1996), Fowler's novel covering similar territory."
From popular novelist Fowler (Remembering Blue, 2000, etc.), a searing and finely crafted memoir of youth and adulthood stunted by abuse. Read full book review >