Search Results: "B. Bradford Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well-researched and provocative, Beyond the Classroom is likely to challenge the assumptions of many of its readers. (Author tour)"
A forceful analysis of the declining achievement of American students, coupled with sensible suggestions to reverse the decline. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 2011

"An ambitious memoir with a unique viewpoint regarding disabilities and life's 'train wrecks.'"
In this memoir, a blind, retired judge revisits his battle with chronic illness and the loss of his sight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1992

"Without getting too cute (as Bill Geist does in Little League Confidential, reviewed below), Brown brings gentle humor and perceptive irony to some familiar ground."
A pleasant account of a summer spent coaching six-to-eight- year-olds on a Holmdel, New Jersey, Little League team. Read full book review >

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STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY by Miriam B. Schiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At school, everyone is excited about the upcoming Mother's Day celebration except for Stella. She is not sure what she will do since she has two dads and no mom. Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Chris Bradford
ADVENTURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Despite the website hype, this is a commonplace James Clavell knockoff for kids. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1611, 12-year-old British sailor Jack Fletcher's ship is attacked by ninjas, and the entire crew, including Jack's father, the ship's pilot, are killed. Read full book review >