"...With The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull elegantly summons that same fairy-tale timelessness, that gentle déjà vu that maybe we heard this tale as a bedtime story once when we were very, very small even when we know we are reading it for the first time. The second novel by this award-winning Austin stage actor – the follow-up to her enchanting Summer and Bird – follows the motherless, displaced Clare, a girl on the precipice of her teenage years, as she travels to Ireland with her father to return to the house she was born in – inside of which grows a tree that her mother's family has had guardianship of for generations..."
"...27 at Hyde Park Theatre), get cracking on a new collaboration with Physical Plant Theater, and sink her teeth into drafting what will be her third book. It hasn't left much time to celebrate the critical success of her latest YA novel, The Radiant Road (Chronicle review, Jan..."
"...Middle Grade Literature Kathi Apelt – Maybe a Fox; TIL Awards Panel Robbie Behr & Matthew Swanson – The Real McCoys Jeffrey Brown – Lucy & Andy Neanderthal Sheila Chari – Finding Mighty Andrew Clements – The Losers Club Alexandra Diaz – The Only Road Carson Ellis & Colin Meloy – The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Margarita Engle – Forest World Michael Fry – How to Be a Super Villain Stuart Gibbs – Spy School Secret Service Karina Yan Glaser – The Vanderbeekers of 141st St. Matthew Holm – Babymouse: Lights, Camera, Middle School! and Swing It, Sunny P.J. Hoover – Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World Victoria Jamieson – All's Faire in Middle School Jacqueline Kelly – Who Gives a Hoot? Michael Herschel – Revenge of the Star Survivors Kate Milford – Ghosts of Greenglass House Sarah Mlynowski – Abby in Wonderland David Barclay Moore – The Stars Beneath My Feet Diana J..."
"...Road comics are the gypsies of the modern age, wandering far and..."
"...The morning starts normally for Lucinda. Well, maybe not normal, since she's in Nashville and in these days of skyrocketing fame and all the right moves, she's more often on the road..."
"...He's out at Wolf's bar sometimes. Turn right at the stop sign, go past the railroad tracks, and it's on the corner on your right."..."
"...Solo shows are also Pike's way of keeping herself in tune, so to speak. She likes coming off the road and expressing herself there..."
"...He'll often use a single brush for a painting -- mixing the paint right on the canvas. Admirably low tech, Fowler is known to make "drive-by" oil paintings: Pull the car to the side of the road, paint for 20 minutes, and cruise on..."
"...And the evocative storytelling skill of Katherine Catmull, author of Summer and Bird and The Radiant Road, provides the power of it?..."
"...The Chuy's "globe," the Alamo Drafthouse tower, the Uncommon Objects rabbit, and a host of other icons on South Congress all are his creations. Much of his material was gathered from endless road trips through the countryside in earlier years...."
"...In The Recall Chronicles, Birdwell has crafted a disquieting version of the future in which corporations exert extraordinary control over the life of the individual. Catmull's debut, Summer and Bird, followed two young girls on a journey into an enchanted wood, and her latest young adult novel, The Radiant Road, concerns itself with an ancient tree that forms a bridge between the human and the fairy realms...."
"...Joe Dishner was an original co-publisher of The Austin Chronicle and wisely departed very early. He now works extensively in film as a unit production manager; his credits include such films as A Simple Plan and Road Trip...."
"...Each one begins to open the other up; Frank gaining in maturity and acknowledging his pain, Walter finally entering the real world. But, of course, the road is rocky..."
"...Filmed by Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Ping Bing Lee (In the Mood for Love, Flowers of Shanghai), Renoir sets its palette with its opening shot. A flame-haired young woman in a bright ochre outfit rides a bicycle through the countryside of the French Riviera in 1915, the moving camera capturing all the sun-dappled interplay of light and color as she weaves along the road..."
"...Even the hardest Marines would cower like sissies three days into what we put ourselves through, so we thought. Sure, Uncle Booger lived two miles up the dirt road, and sure, I'm not gonna say we didn't sneak up there and make ourselves a sandwich on some days, or sneak a nip of his whiskey..."
"...As the name suggests, a conservation development combines two elements 1) protected open space and 2) housing on a single, large, undeveloped tract, generally in a rural, unincorporated area. Homes, roads, and infrastructure are clustered, allowing at least half of the land (the acreage with the most sensitive ecological and natural features) to be protected in perpetuity..."
"... Recent graduate Janet Wong, for example, is a manager at Casa de Luz and one of her classmates has gone on to teach macrobiotics in Vancouver, B.C. After well-known local pastry chef Alain Braux closed Amandine Bakery two years ago, he enrolled in the Natural Epicurean certificate program to broaden his cooking knowledge and marketability..."
"...I've driven Route 27 many times, at all hours of the day and night - one of my favorite bars in the world is on that road. More than once, I've left the Corner Lounge in Carlyss and driven down toward Holly Beach only to stop at the refuge in the middle of the night, just to sit in the parking lot and listen to the sounds of the Louisiana night..."
"...Crestview Mid-Century Modern and Vintage Sale Shop until you can't see the intersection at West Anderson and Burnet Road. The denizens here leave 35 years of their lives for your perusal..."
"...Tough break for Manson, whose new autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson with Neil Strauss (Regan/Harper Collins, $24 hard) hurls invectives and chunks against a popular culture that feeds and breeds the Springers and Joneses of the airwaves. He hates them, to be sure, but he ought to be getting royalties anyway, poor sap...."