Search Results: "William Kittredge"


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THE NATURE OF GENEROSITY by William Kittredge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2000

"A carefully constructed memory palace almost as comfortable for its visitors as it is for its inhabitant."
Kittredge (Hole in the Sky, 1992, etc.) continues his explorations, identifying the ingredients of a good and worthy life as he mines them from recollections of his early years. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT RODEO by William Kittredge
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A fine summation of Kittredge's excellent body of work."
A gathering of essays, mostly autobiographical, by the poet laureate of the Inland Empire. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 1992

"Acutely perceptive regarding the relationship of a family to the land, but overly confessional and self-flagellating, with exquisite longings and a delicate vision heavily steeped in sentimentality."
A sobering and obsessive but richly imaged family/self- portrait from Kittredge (We Are Not in This Together, 1984), scion of prominent tamers of the southeastern Oregon wilderness, who treats his legacy as more of a curse than a source of pride. Read full book review >

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WHO OWNS THE WEST? by William Kittredge
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Longtime westerners—this book's real audience—will find many points to argue with in Kittredge's striking pages."
A graceful meditation, sometimes elegiac in tone, on the last days of the Old Mountain West and its replacement with a new myth. ``The interior West is no longer a faraway land,'' writes Kittredge (Hole in the Sky, 1992, etc.). ``Our great emptiness is filling with people, and we are experiencing a time of profound transition, which can be thought of as a second colonization.'' In that new colonization, fueled by well-heeled transients who have seen Legends of the Fall and A River Runs Through It one time too many, newcomers arrive in places like Choteau, Mont., and Moab, Utah, with money to burn, displacing the locals. ``People want to enclose our lives in theirs, as decor,'' Kittredge observes, and you can feel the resentment hanging in the clear blue western air. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"His writings embody his sincerity."
paper 1-57131-232-3 Kittredge (Who Owns the West?, 1995, etc.) explores what makes his pen flow in this third contribution to Milkweed's Credo series. Read full book review >

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THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Better editing could have saved this. (Steampunk fantasy. YA)"
Lovecraftian steampunk-urban faerie mashup from an adult paranormal author. Read full book review >

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RIGOR MORTIS by Mary Kittredge
Released: Jan. 1, 1991

Walter Clemens, Berenice Bennington, and Mrs. Freeman are elderly patients who've died—a little unexpectedly—at New Haven's Chelsea Memorial Hospital. Read full book review >

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THE MIRRORED SHARD by Caitlin Kittredge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Everyone else, don't bother. (Steampunk/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Aoife finally gets some sense, and the series ends. Read full book review >

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DESPERATE REMEDY by Mary Kittredge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A plot heavy with medical mumbo-jumbo and riddled with contrivance does little for Edwina's fifth outing (Walking Dead Man, etc.), but our heroine retains a sturdy charm, and fans will doubtless be looking forward to the happy event in chapter six."
New Haven's nurse-sleuth-heiress Edwina Crusoe, now expecting a baby with ex-cop husband Martin McIntyre, finds herself reluctantly embroiled in events at her old workplace—Chelsea Memorial Hospital. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTMARE GARDEN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"There is a fan base that loved book one and will clamor for more of the same, which this certainly is. The ending promises even bigger adventures to come. (maps) (Steampunk/horror/fantasy. 12 & up)"
This second installment in the Iron Codex series is as inventive and as bloated as its predecessor. Read full book review >

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WALKING DEAD MAN by Mary Kittredge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"Not in a class with root-canal work, but at times seeming as protracted."
Another frenetic adventure for ex-nurse, now p.i. Read full book review >