Search Results: "Andrea Barrett"


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THE AIR WE BREATHE by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A marvel of intelligent design, and a truly original cautionary tale, from one of the most interesting and unconventional of all contemporary American writers."
Shadows revealed by X-ray machines and generated by the gathering momentum of World War I darken and enrich the texture of Barrett's demanding, rewarding sixth novel (Servants of the Map, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"You feel she could do full justice to it, or indeed whatever subject she chooses. (Author tour)"
Barrett's impeccably researched and stunningly written tale of a star-crossed Arctic voyage—a logical successor to such earlier fiction as The Forms of Water (1993) and the National Book Award—winning Ship Fever—is, simply, one of the best novels of the decade. Read full book review >

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SHIP FEVER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Marvelous stories, unlike any being written today, by a writer whose continuing growth may well be one of the most interesting literary developments of the '90s."
A brilliant first collection of stories—many set in the historical past, and all concerning varieties of scientific pursuit and discovery—by the author of such well-received novels as The Middle Kingdom (1991) and The Forms of Water (1993). Read full book review >

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ARCHANGEL by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"Barrett's stories rank with the best."
The award-winning author returns with another collection of stories distinguished by uncommon scope and depth. Read full book review >

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THE FORMS OF WATER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Strong currents, clear writing, but a crew of characters that misses the boat."
Barrett (The Middle Kingdom, 1991, etc.) returns with her specialty—a story about the tangled web of a family told in prose that's spun smooth as silk. Read full book review >

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SERVANTS OF THE MAP by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Gorgeous, illuminating, entrancing fiction."
The scientific themes that made Barrett's novel The Voyage of the Narwhal (1998) and her NBA-winning collection Ship Fever (1996) two of the most unusual literary successes of their decade again predominate in this superb new gathering of four stories and two novellas. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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HOW ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SAVED MY LIFE by Mameve Medwed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"A sitcom with heart, and a whole lot of fun."
A wimp travels the rocky road to empowerment in the Massachusetts author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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AN EXCESSIVE ALPHABET by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Young puzzle fans will find that this teases their perceptions and taunts their imaginations. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this alphabet book, letter identification is combined with a seek-and-find game. Read full book review >

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CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >