Search Results: "Ayse Burke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An enlightening quick-reference handbook for health and social service professionals working with elderly patients, but some sections might be too technical for the average reader."
This medical handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to diagnosing and caring for elderly people with psychiatric issues. Read full book review >

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FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING BUG THUNDER by Katie Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Burke's first book captures the ingenuity of children, but the story is little more than a dance whose magic is never really unleashed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Inspired by a firefly caught in a jar, a gleesome threesome of girls performs a nocturnal "thundering" rain dance in this flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"Pyrotechnical enough to cause brain fever, but the author's sly hand elegantly unravels these knotty historical cloverleafs."
The serendipities that have helped shape the world as we know it today. Read full book review >

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ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"Ellie's much too good a character to waste in this lackluster, predictable potboiler."
Burke resurrects NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, daughter of a former cop, and has her and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigate whether or not a long-convicted serial killer was really responsible for the murders that landed him in prison. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Bracingly honest and insightful throughout, particularly about family relationships and what it felt like to be young in NYC in the '90s."
A posthumously published autobiography from New York-based poet, journalist, performer and playwright Burke (known professionally as Cheryl B), who died last year at age 38. Read full book review >

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THE EX by Alafair Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"If readers are lucky enough, snarky Olivia will snag another convoluted case and make additional appearances up the road."
A sassy New York City attorney defends an old love who may—or may not—have killed the man responsible for his wife's death. Read full book review >

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SABAN by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A positive though often blunt and unpleasant story of a man who has it all yet remains restive."
A staff writer for Forbes expands to full, generally flattering length a profile of Alabama football coach Nick Saban published in that magazine.Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE HERE by Alafair Burke
Released: June 4, 2013

"A frustrating read with too many West Point facts and an ending that just won't end."
Burke opts for a different spin on the thrillers she usually produces, featuring a new heroine, former assistant district attorney turned journalist McKenna Jordan. Read full book review >

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LAST OF THE GODS by V.L. Burke
Released: April 8, 2015

"Fans of gods, goddesses, and the X-Men should invest in this character-driven debut."
In this YA fantasy debut, wayward teens come under the guidance of a benefactor with a mysterious agenda. Read full book review >

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JUMP THE GUN by Zoe Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though Annabelle's obsession with movies does the story no favors, Burke's debut features an appealingly offbeat set of characters caught up in a manic plot that's likely to either charm readers or drive them crazy."
Mystery meets romance meets noir meets caper in this overstuffed debut. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"First of a series."
Back in 1955, O'Connor, a dogged reporter for the Las Piernas News Express, took up the case of Handless Hannah, an unidentified corpse he wrote about every year on the anniversary of her death. Read full book review >