Search Results: "Anne Berry"


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THE WATER CHILDREN by Anne Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"Berry's writing is so gorgeous—sometimes lush, but just as often painfully precise while capturing in stark detail the emotions within a moment—that it is easy to forgive the hokier elements of the plot."
In this contemporary take on Charles Kingsley's Victorian Christian classic The Water-Babies, British novelist Berry (The Hungry Ghosts, 2009) echoes the original's fairytale lyricism while emphasizing psychology over morality as it follows four emotionally damaged British children whose lives intersect as adults. Read full book review >

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THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"There's also a goat named Dog, who figures mightily in the action and may or may not have a few magicks himself. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A lively, quick, stylish, engaging first novel with some lovely, familiar fairy-tale elements. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE-TELLING LADY by James Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1993

"Strong, genuine, and (except for the last) happy tales from a talented writer. (Short Stories. 10-13)"
Like Berry's stories in A Thief in the Village (1988), these vignettes illuminate both special and universal aspects of West Indian life as seen through children's eyes. Read full book review >

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AJEEMAH AND HIS SON by James Berry
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. (Fiction. 12+)"
Ajeemah is taking his son Atu to be wed when they are seized by slavers and shipped to separate plantations in Jamaica. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE POINT by Carole Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"Crisp pacing, vivid minor characters, and a chilling psychological profile add up to absorbing storytelling that showcases a versatile talent."
The author of the cheerful series featuring Bonnie Indermill (Island Girl, etc.) is on a different tack here. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Berry's breakthrough? Could be."
Berry (Redemption Road, 2000), inspirational speaker, sociologist, and former standup comedian, improves with each novel, this third being her most focused and well-organized. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A powerful emetic, worth a swallow."
Eight exhortatory essays (some of which appeared previously in the Atlantic Monthly, The Progressive, and elsewhere) by the Kentuckian fiction writer (Fidelity, 1992, etc.) and moral critic (What are People For?, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An extraordinary, nuanced collection by a gifted poet."
Merging geographic precision with detailed lyricism, Berry's collection of poetry spans continents and states of the soul. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A DIFFICULT WOMAN by Carole Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

It isn't enough that Bonnie Indermill, signing on as a temporary assistant to the coordinator of relocation operations for Nutley, Eggers, Rivers, and Davis (NERD), is suddenly catapulted into the hot seat when her boss takes a hike and leaves her holding the moving boxes. Read full book review >