Search Results: "Katrina Kittle"


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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by Katrina Kittle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"There are no surprises and a little too much sweet resolution, but Kittle unfurls her tale with absolute devotion."
A struggling family responds to the discovery of child sexual abuse very close to home. 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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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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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 >

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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BIG RAIN COMING by Katrina Germein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2000

"A strongly evocative import and a promising debut for Germein. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With the bold, dotted patterns and dark lines of Aborigine art, Bancroft (Dreamtime, 1994) takes sweltering Australian dogs, frogs, and children through days of relentless heat, then suspense, as clouds build up in the distance only to disperse, and at last the final sweet relief of rain, rain, rain. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE by Katrina Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As in Anne Geddes's books, the pictures will be more appreciated by adults than children, and possibly more suited to postcards than for rhymes available in other volumes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unusual artistic technique—live animals set against painted backdrops—illustrates 16 Mother Goose rhymes. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A welcome contrast to the frequently overheated political dialogue of the moment."
A collection of columns written by Nation publisher and editor vanden Heuvel (Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover, 2009, etc.) covering the run-up to the last presidential election and events since. 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 >