Search Results: "Kim Ablon Whitney"


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THE PERFECT DISTANCE by Kim Ablon Whitney
FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"In addition, the equine details are exactly right. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An absorbing look into the pressure-packed world of the equitation finals, where each year hundreds of teenagers ride horses that cost more than most houses—for what? Read full book review >

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THE OTHER HALF OF LIFE by Kim Ablon Whitney
FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"Includes a timeline and resources on the Holocaust, the German resistance, ocean liners and chess. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this fictionalized account of the MS St. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU DOWN THE ROAD by Kim Ablon Whitney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Bridget's final choice, the adventures that lead to it, and the depiction of the Travelers' lives make this a fascinating tale that will hook readers early and keep them thinking. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This absorbing drama explores a reclusive American subculture of con artists called the "Travelers." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Fans of the Houston ladies will laugh, cry and beg for more. The rest of us will shrug and move on."
A talented, flawed artist, seen through the eyes of a loving, forgiving mother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Despite its relative neglect of art and artists, an estimable history of the Whitney, with illuminating forays into the history of several prominent American families."
Biddle, a former president of the Whitney Museum of American Art and granddaughter of the museum's legendary founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, here commemorates the illustrious female dynasty of art lovers and the institution they created and sustained. Read full book review >

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The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARTIST by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lightweight entry in a microtrend that has stronger entries. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
In a (slightly alternate) world where elemental powers are a ticket to fame and fortune, Aria's scarred hands and powerful fire control set her apart. Read full book review >