Category Archives: Knopf

Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Knopf (September 9, 2014) ISBN: 9780385353304 Source: Publisher   A famous stage actor, Arthur Leander, dies of a heart attack on stage. A former paparazzi, now EMT, leaps to the stage in an attempt to save him. From the sidelines, young Kirsten Raymonde watches as the life drains from the body […]

#Mx3 Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013) ISBN-10: 0375868771 Source: Publisher The citizens of the small town of Oleander, Kansas call it the killing day: five people with seemingly no connection commit murders, killing 12 individuals, then attempt to kill themselves. In four out of five cases, they succeeded.  A […]

Review: Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Knopf (June 4, 2013) ISBN-10: 0307962792 Source: Publisher Paris is currently occupied by the Germans. New York’s Mayor La Guardia believes he can make the city the new fashion capital of the world. Mignonne Lachapelle is a twenty-two year old woman, headstrong and eager to make herself known in the world […]

Frightful Friday: We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. Feel free to grab the button & join in! This week’s Frightful Friday featured book is: We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey     Hardcover:320 pages Publisher:Knopf (July 12, 2011) ISBN-10: 0307272516 Source: […]

Review: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

  Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Knopf (June 14, 2011) ISBN-10: 0307595129 Source: Personal Copy The Kelleher women are an extremely strong-minded set of women.  Alice is the matriarch; she spends all her time at Mass or enjoying a cigarette and a manhattan on her sun porch.  Kathleen, Alice’s daughter, now resides in California where she runs a worm […]

Frightful Friday: The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. Feel free to grab the button & join in! This week’s Frightful Friday featured book is The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan: Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Knopf (July 12, 2011) ISBN-10: 0307595080 Source: Purchased […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Mistaken Masterpiece by Michael D. Beil

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my eleven-year-old son, John, reviews books as a formerly reluctant reader. He gives his opinion of the book, detailing why he thinks this book would be good for reluctant readers. Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June […]