Search Results: "A. Igoni Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACKASS by A. Igoni Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"The story doesn't quite live up to its brilliant premise, but readers in search of an incisive observer of contemporary life will find one in Barrett."
A Nigerian man wakes up white in Barrett's (Love Is Power, or Something Like That, 2013) satirical update on Kafka's The Metamorphosis.Read full book review >

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LOVE IS POWER, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT by A. Igoni Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Electrifying tales of vibrant urban nights and acrid, desperate days."
Love, life, revenge, survival and compassion all figure in this bighearted, daring collection of stories from a gifted Nigerian writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A scholarly yet accessible biography that largely succeeds in replacing Grand Guignol with something more satisfying: the tragedy of a natural leader born female in a society afraid to be led by women. (illustrations, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
One of history's most notorious monsters is rehabilitated as a politically successful woman whose power and reputation in first-century Rome fell victim to Roman sexism. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN DISGUISE by Violeta Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A lighthearted, sincere story of appreciating the simple aspects of life after loss."
In this memoir written in third person, a widowed woman finds comfort and solace from her new relationship with a feline friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"From a skilled psychotherapist, a fine introduction to hypnosis."
As the title indicates, some strange cases turn up in a hypnotherapist's office, and there's a choice assortment of them in this little collection that both entertains and explicates the hypotherapist's art. Read full book review >

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DEAD DOG BLUES by Neal Barrett
Released: June 22, 1994

"But if it's picturesque loonies you're looking for, you've come to the right bin."
The fate of wealthy Texas bully Max Coomer's dog—killed, mounted in a sitting position, and wired for endless tape-recorded barking—would be a lot funnier if it weren't followed by the murder-and-mounting of Max himself, his dead legs churning away in a race for long-past football glory. Read full book review >