Search Results: "Lily Karr"


BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE PUPPIES JUMPING ON THE BED by Lily Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With its rushed conclusion, there's not enough bounce to lift this rhyme out of the ordinary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Monkeys shouldn't get all the fun, should they? Read full book review >

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MY PUMPKIN by Lily Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This slight slice of pumpkin pie will tempt few little trick-or-treaters. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trio of monsters enjoy Halloween festivities in this pumpkin-shaped board-book offering. Read full book review >

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THE CAVE by Kathleen Karr
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fine period detail and masterful writing grace Karr's (Gideon and the Mummy Professor, 1993, etc.) story of quiet courage during hard times. (Fiction. 10+)"
Three years into a drought in Depression-era South Dakota, while Christine's father is preparing to leave his farm and take his family to California, Christine and her little brother Michael are hiding an amazing secret—a cave they found in the nearby hills, filled with wonders beyond imagining. Read full book review >

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LIT by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Will ring as true in American-lit classrooms as in church support groups—an absolute gem that secures Karr's place as one of the best memoirists of her generation."
Acclaimed poet and bestselling memoirist Karr (English Literature/Syracuse Univ.; Sinners Welcome: Poems, 2006, etc.) deftly covers a vast stretch of her life—age 17 to her present 50. Read full book review >

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EXILED by Kathleen Karr
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A gem. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In the tradition of Robert Lawson, a fascinating (if short-lived) chapter of US military history is brought to life by a most unusual narrator. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SET ME FREE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A splendid historical note details the actual events and individuals that inspired the novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Based on historical events that would seem incredible if fictitious, this fast-paced outing places itself in a Massachusetts women's prison in 1914. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"A happy, rip-roaring adventure, capped by a whirlwind of marriages, family reunions, and wishes fulfilled. (Fiction. 11-14)"

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2000

"An uneven compendium with abysmal lows, stratospheric highs."
A companion to the earlier Yellow Silk collection (1991) that locates the most erogenous zone well above the belt, this time embracing erotic expression from around the world and arranged in sections labeled by global location ("inside," "outside," "center," "the four directions"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PLEASING HOUR by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The central character's complexity and many of the descriptive details are pleasing, but the plotting here has more artifice than artfulness, one consequence being that the children are fleshed out in the beginning only to be cut loose in the end."
An intriguing but fractured debut about a downhearted American au pair's year in France: it's intended as a retreat from pain but instead brings her awareness of the painful burdens others must bear, and for far longer than she has carried hers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMAN OF ROME by Lily Tuck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Lucid and intelligent, but perhaps a little too low-key."
From National Book Award-winning novelist Tuck (The News from Paraguay, 2004, etc.), a concise biography of the Italian writer whose fiction explored the power of make-believe and the delusions by which people live. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT BELLE FONTAINE by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Impressive work from a virtuoso."
Death haunts this dark collection of 10 stories from Tuck (I Married You for Happiness, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >