Search Results: "Andrea Barrett"


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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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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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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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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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WOLVES IN THE WALLS
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BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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STANDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw

Cover Story: Cute
BFF Charms: Platinum, Love
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: Reality TV, Hollywood
Relationship Status: Hooked

 

Cover Story: Cute

I'm about to sound ungrateful, because this artwork avoids all of the usual YA cover clichés ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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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 >

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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 >