Search Results: "Katrina Onstad"


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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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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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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 >

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THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"Enjoyably suspenseful, even if the stakes aren't as high as they seem. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a fast-moving thriller, a depressed teen must piece together why she keeps blacking out and losing time and why everyone around her seems to know a secret. 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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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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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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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 >