Search Results: "Katrina Alcorn"


BOOK REVIEW

MAXED OUT by Katrina Alcorn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"An eye-opening, expressive narrative on an often hidden but common problem in American society."
Alcorn chronicles her descent into a nervous breakdown. Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF DAYS by Stephen Alcorn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"While there is an index and a brief biographical listing for each, there are no citations for the quotations, which is a lamentable omission. (Reference. 8-14)"
Beautifully designed and imaginatively conceptualized, this volume presents 366 days and 366 quotations from famous people, tagged to the days they were born. Read full book review >

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WHEN MISCHIEF CAME TO TOWN by Katrina Nannestad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This heartwarming and richly engaging tale explores grief and the sustaining support of humor with an abundance of love. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Irrepressible Inge Maria has been sent to live with her grandmother on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, after her mother's death. Read full book review >

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THE LOST & FOUND by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"The plot's flawed, but it's executed by characters readers can believe in and care about. (Magical realism. 13-16)"
Two teens on opposite coasts who've bonded closely in an anonymous online therapy group for trauma victims embark with companions on cross-country road trips to meet in Austin, Texas. Read full book review >

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REMBRANDT'S BERET by Johnny Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 1991

"A fine collaboration from these two brothers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tiberius, a Florentine painter, tells his granddaughter the story of the remarkable portrait that has a place of honor in his studio: As a boy, he once spent siesta time accidentally locked in the Uffizi. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A charming and sophisticated take on handling grief with a mystical twist ending that is sure to engage teens nostalgic for the magic of reading Harry Potter or Tuck Everlasting for the first time. (Fiction. 13-18)"
When Lottie's favorite aunt dies, she leaves behind a wave of grief—and a mysterious series of letters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2006

"While not rich in the sort of raw humor, pathos, embarrassments or revelatory moments that characterize so many med-school memoirs, this provides an abundance of information helpful to anyone contemplating a career in neurosurgery."
A straightforward, somewhat impersonal account of becoming a neurosurgeon, fleshed out with observations on ethical issues and predictions about possible future advances in the field. 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 >