Search Results: "Katinka Matson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Varied and invigorating, these essays are a light, but not insubstantial, read."
An eclectic survey of contemporary scientific thought and attitudes. Read full book review >

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NIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fast, tense gift for readers wanting to return to Nil. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Following Nil (2014), Rives falls for a new girl who holds the key to salvation from the alternate-dimension island.Read full book review >

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AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 4, 2010

"Appealing to Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Cecil Castellucci fans and the like, this entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After a recent car accident claimed her father's life, high-school actress Amy refuses to drive anywhere, so her mother arranges for rising college sophomore Roger, the son of a family friend, to drive Amy and the family car from their house for sale in California to a new home in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A winning blend of touching moments, memorable characters and situational humor takes readers to a surprising revelation at the story's end. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teenager disappears and leaves behind a quirky to-do list for her best friend. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Andie Walker's life is planned down to the minute, and she likes it that way. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER MOON by Suzanne Matson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Charming, but the low-key, bedtime-story tone may send some readers nodding off. (Author tour)"
A single mother finds love and commitment with a little help from her women friends in this winsome, rather bland first novel by a Boston-based poet. Read full book review >

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A TRICK OF NATURE by Suzanne Matson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Despite the lightning at its center, a novel that throws off few sparks."
Matson (The Hunger Moon, 1997) covers the familiar territory of suburban marital angst in this caring but rather enervated novel about a couple who take their marriage for granted until lightning strikes, literally. Read full book review >

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THE TREE-SITTER by Suzanne Matson
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"The provocative issues raised sometimes get lost in the predictability of the romance and ho-hum characters."
Poet and novelist Matson (A Trick of Nature, 2000, etc.) explores the boundaries between activism and terrorism through the eyes of a privileged college student in the throes of first love. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE BEAST by Katinka van der Merwe
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A useful guidebook on fibromyalgia that encourages sufferers to explore nontraditional treatments."
A chiropractic physician offers a holistic approach to understanding and managing fibromyalgia. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 28, 2010

"A logical, uncommon method of solving algebraic equations that may prove useful to students at any level."
A math professor guides students through a nontraditional way of solving algebraic equations. Read full book review >