Search Results: "Katie McAllaster Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL IN A CHINA SHOP by Katie McAllaster Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The ending clinks some and in one illustration a key object falls into the page gutter, but as the appealing cover promises, Bill has more charm than bull. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The title sets up the funny premise as Bill, a bull, collects china cups, but his size and clumsiness create havoc in china shops. Read full book review >

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2017 YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Corie Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens. (Science fiction/short stories. 10-16)"
A diverse collection of futuristic stories set within contemporary emotional landscapes, tailor-made for millennials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEPTIONS by Michael Weaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1995

"If you can't find something to savor in this one, better forget how to read."
From Weaver (Impulse, 1993), an extraordinarily complicated and largely successful thriller so laceratingly tough that the ink it's printed with might as well be distilled testosterone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

"A vivid, sobering glimpse into the sexy but sterile lives led by too many entrapped in the mating game."
A voyeuristic journey into the love lives and sexual escapades of a group of 90s men and women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLIE GIRL by Vickie Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Weaver's narrative is a rambling affair that uses conventions of Southern Gothic fiction rather awkwardly and self-consciously."
A novel in the Southern Gothic style, with death and humor commingling in odd ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWAKENER by Helen Weaver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An evocative multidecade portrait of the Beat milieu undercut by the author's mostly pedestrian biographical details."
Beat-era hipster and former love interest of Jack Kerouac recalls her rebellious youth in the Greenwich Village of the 1950s and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >

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KATIE KITAMURA
by Megan Labrise

In titling her latest novel, Katie Kitamura fittingly forwent the certainty of a definite article.

“ ‘The Separation’ would refer to the split between the two characters,” says Kitamura, author of A Separation, the story of a wife’s international pursuit of her estranged husband, “but I think it is about a divide within the narrator, between the different versions ...


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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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TWO LGBTQ FAIRY TALES
by Ana Grilo

2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year.  I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill ...


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