Search Results: "Katrina Kenison"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"Kenison's wise comments on what she calls 'the humble business of life' are often a pleasure to read. With repetition, however, the sweetness quotient becomes cloying."
From the author of Mitten Strings for God (2000), another gentle reminder to mothers to slow down and savor the joys of the quotidian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Warm and wise."
A collection of soul-searching reflections by a woman coming to terms with the three major challenges of midlife: change, loss and death. Read full book review >

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KATRINA by Gary Rivlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deeply engrossing, well-written, and packed with revealing stories."
Former New York Times reporter Rivlin (Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business, 2010, etc.) delivers a magnificently reported account of life in a broken, waterlogged city. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1993 by Louise Erdrich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Everything else around them, their cohorts in this volume, come off in by as merely, if skillfully, anecdotal."
In the latest Best American collection of 20, Erdrich makes all the expected and rightful choices—stories by John Updike, Alice Munro, Diane Johnson, Larry Woiwode, Mary Gordon, each of which rests on its own crafted base quite securely. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Strong stories, a startling variety of voices, and some very precise meditations on the nature of modern motherhood combine to create a unique, useful, moving anthology."
``I could feel my life changing, the old familiar parts of it crumbling away and a new shape emerging.'' The narrator of Mary Grimm's ``Before,'' reflecting on her emotions as she is being wheeled into a delivery room, sounds a note repeated, with some artful variations, in many of the reprinted tales in this diverse collection: Motherhood changes everything. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000 by E.L. Doctorow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2000

Over half the protagonists of Best American Short Stories 2000 are anything but white middle class: the American short story, this collection suggests, has gone global. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1991

"As buffets go: eh."
Adams has chosen an oddly weak clutch of exemplars, though there are exceptions. Read full book review >

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Katrina, Mississippi by NancyKay Sullivan Wessman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"A scholarly landmark in the history of a major storm.
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Wessman (You Can Fix the Fat from Childhood & Other Heart Disease Risks, Too, 2012) tells stories of people who helped save three Mississippi counties during Hurricane Katrina.Read full book review >

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LEAVING COLD SASSY by Olive Ann Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1992

"Kenison's tribute to Burns, a gentle, gallant woman, comprises half of the book. (Eight-page photo insert)"
In 1984, the late Burns (d. 1990) published Cold Sassy Tree—a spirited, southern small-town rural tale with robust characters and a regional period (1906) diction that was as tangy and real as grits. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DOLPHINS OF KATRINA by Janet Wyman Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"During a time of so much destruction, these eight dolphins became a symbol—they banded together and found their way home, just like the human residents of the Gulf Coast. (sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9) "
A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster. Read full book review >

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TUBBY MEETS KATRINA by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The most unconvincing note is the suggestion that settling Bonner Rivette's hash will straighten things out. If only."
Dunbar ushers in the era of Hurricane Katrina fiction. Read full book review >

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A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure. (author's note). (Picture book. 9-12)"
A heartrending story of a New Orleans family's experience through Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >