Search Results: "Katrina Kenison"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REASONS TO BE HAPPY by Katrina Kittle
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"With a forthright intensity, Kittle's tale examines a complex subject. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This frank tale follows a girl's journey of healing as she recovers from an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING by Katrina Onstad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A fine novel about contemporary parenting and relationships."
Toronto-based journalist Onstad pens a novel that asks if everyone is cut out for parenthood. The book also addresses marital relationships in the modern world, in which both men and women are married to careers that define them. Read full book review >

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DANDELIONS by Katrina McKelvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A sweet father-daughter duet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small girl is horrified to find her dad has mowed all the dandelions, which are her favorite flower. Read full book review >