Search Results: "Kristin Ohlson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2014

"Ohlson ably delineates this promising situation: Vital soil may well help address climate change, but it absolutely will provide for 'more productive farms, cleaner waterways, and overall healthier landscapes.'"
Ohlson (Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares, 2003, etc.) welcomes readers to the kingdom of soil and—if it is healthy—its trillions of life-sustaining microorganisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A standout in this season's deluge of war books, bringing a vital, often overlooked perspective on America's ongoing debates about Iraq."
An eye-opening account of war's reach into military homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLONDE THEORY by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"A dull and disjointed second effort from the self-described 'Lit Chick.'"
New York attorney concocts a strange theory to explain her dating slump. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY’S HOUSE by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"Despite a few wicked sparks (the reality show starring the ex-president is priceless), Gore's satire is more affectionate than biting."
In this jokey, sometimes juicy romance-and-politics comedy, the eponymous heroine, who was a senatorial aide in Gore's first novel (Sammy's Hill, 2004), finds herself working in a scandal-ridden White House, territory Al's daughter obviously knows well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE COLORS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Above-average formula fiction, making full display of the author's strong suits: sense of place, compassion for characters and understanding of family dynamics."
Female rivalry is again the main preoccupation of Hannah's latest Pacific Northwest sob saga (Firefly Lane, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >