Search Results: "Matthew Kimberley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Kimberly's comical crusading grows tired quickly, and stands in the way of any good he might actually accomplish. In the end, readers are left wondering which parts to take seriously, if any at all."
An anti-self-help book that somewhat humorously reminds readers about basic coping strategies. Read full book review >

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FAKE PLASTIC LOVE by Kimberley Tait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Tait's debut novel is weighed down by stereotypical characters and situations."
A college friendship between two Dartmouth women is tested by post-graduation life in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JUDE by Kimberley Heuston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"The message that severe mental illness can be cured, or at least controlled, by faith is at best debatable. (Fiction. YA)"
After her mother wins a scholarship to study in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Jude's family moves to Prague for a year. Read full book review >

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THE SHAKERESS by Kimberley Heuston
FICTION
Released: April 30, 2002

"Engaging as historical fiction and for the honest way it approaches belief. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An unusual coming-of-age novel, both for its subject and its focus. Read full book review >

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LET'S EAT by Kimberley Veness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will want to go out and get some dirt under their fingernails. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stories abound at the local supermarket, but you will have to talk to the food. Read full book review >

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THE INTIMIDATION GAME by Kimberley Strassel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2016

"An eye-opening lesson in the law of unintended consequences: where 'a vast new disclosure regime' intended to curb corruption has spawned a corruption all its own."
In her debut, a Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member excoriates the left's use of campaign finance laws to stifle free speech and free association. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE BAY by Kimberley Freeman
Released: April 9, 2013

"And although her attempt to build suspense is weak, the author's description of the beautiful Australian coastline will linger with readers long after they finish the book."
Freeman's romance (Wildflower Hill, 2010) weaves together the stories of two women, separated by a century, who finally move to embrace their futures. Read full book review >

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RISE AND SHINE by Karen Ostrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who visit their grandparents in senior housing may find this especially welcome. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-5)"
An old recipe written in Yiddish inspires a visit to the local Jewish senior residence to translate its directions for making challah. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL DISASTER by Lou Kuenzler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"As a story to teach girls that their proper roles are as appearance-conscious, selfless helpmates, it succeeds insidiously. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In her awkward first year, white Princess Grace faces challenges at Tall Towers Princess Academy. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The setup for a sequel doesn't entice. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A Mesopotamian girl seeks love in the 18th century B.C. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inconsistent voice and implausibility aside, middle-grade readers should respond to this perplexing puzzle and its resourceful heroine. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The day following her grandmother's funeral, butterflies begin visiting grieving 12-year-old Tara, who's swept into a bizarre mystery involving her grandmother, butterflies and a small Pacific island. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 1999

"Little has composed a fine coming-of-age story; she enhances it with a lot of insight into a vanishing way of life and the need to preserve it. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An Anglo-Indian boy finds a measure of peace in the landscape of his deceased mother's childhood, and begins to understand the source of his compulsion to run. Read full book review >