Search Results: "Barrie Jean Borich"


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MY LESBIAN HUSBAND by Barrie Jean Borich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Much broader than a lesbian-interest title, this book will resonate with many readers, regardless of sexual orientation, bringing a nod of recognition to some, a twinge of longing to others."
A passionate, intricately composed memoir of the author's long-term love relationship, set against the backdrop of their Minneapolis neighborhood and complicated family ties. Read full book review >

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BODY GEOGRAPHIC  by Barrie Jean Borich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Poetic, complex and innovative."
A stunningly original memoir that explores a woman's connection to the real and imagined Midwestern landscapes that have defined her life. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H. by Barrie Summy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2015

"Magic exposes the extent of vicious school bullying in this arresting middle school mystery. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old who sees memories tackles the mystery of a missing girl. Read full book review >

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I SO DON’T DO MYSTERIES by Barrie Summy
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Although so aggressively fluffy and self-consciously chick-lit-y that the narrative at times borders on hokey, Sherry's relationship with her mother's spirit and her own quirky personality elevate this text by adding sincerity and warmth. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
In life, Sherry and her work-obsessed cop mother weren't much of a team, but when Sherry's deceased mom returns as a spirit several months after her death, Sherry can't deny her request to join forces in her quest to move on in the spirit world. Read full book review >

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ADAM ZIGZAG by Barbara Barrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, an honest and empathetic portrayal of a not uncommon set of pressures and responses. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of Lone Star (1990), who's also an award-winning actress, describes a dyslexic's troubles and their eventual resolution in a narrative that alert readers will suspect is largely autobiographical. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie
CLASSICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A perfect gift for a family that reads aloud. (Fiction. 5+)"
An unusually large, attractive, unabridged edition with dozens of full-page illustrations and smaller vignettes. Read full book review >

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I SO DON’T DO SPOOKY by Barrie Summy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Perfectly tame for middle schoolers—Sherry's dates never pass PG, and although the threat of the stalker is at times menacing, Sherry's silly, over-the-top inner dialogue helps defuse the situation and provide comic relief. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Despite her attempts to lead a normal life filled with shopping trips and dates with her hunky boyfriend, middle schooler Sherry Holmes Baldwin finds herself thrust back into the role of supernatural sleuth. Read full book review >

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In Pursuit of Life Book 2 by Allan Barrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2014

"Lengthy and dotted with suspense, a topsy-turvy story with moments of excitement for patient readers."
In a series of fictional journal entries spanning the late 1950s to the early '70s, Barrie (In Pursuit of Life: The Mob and I, 2014) continues the tale of Harry Miller and his unsteady relationship with the mob. Read full book review >

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THE LIVING VIOLIN by Barrie Carson Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"It turns a promising media package into a promotional vehicle for EMI, the recording company that is the subject of high praise in the back matter, instead of a cohesive pairing of text and CD. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
An interactive book-and-CD that purports to provide readers with an opportunity to hear what they're reading about, in this case, violins—but there's a catch. Read full book review >

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PETER PAN HD by J.M. Barrie
by J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Eulalie, developed by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"It's likely that a slew of cheaply reanimated books from the distant past will flood digital shelves, but for now, this version of Peter Pan is unique in its mood and presentation. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Lest you think every storybook for young readers in the App Store is a computer-animated, pixel-perfect digital showcase for what's possible, this one goes retro. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALING ARTSHerbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of LifeKavasch, E. Barrie & Karen Baar Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RULE OF NINE by Barrie Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Roberts (Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder, 2002, etc.) swells the canon but fails to brighten it. For Baker Street die-hards, maybe."
One more fix for those living in a state of Sherlockian symbiosis. Read full book review >