Search Results: "Barrie Roberts"


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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 >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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THE ROBERTS COURT by Marcia Coyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, informed analysis of the origins, progress and disposition of the complex, high-stakes legal disputes that find their way to the court."
In her first book, the National Law Journal's longtime chief Washington correspondent examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, seven years after the appointment of the youngest chief justice since John Marshall. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT JULIA ROBERTS by Laura Ruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"An uneven collection from a writer who shows promise."
Five suburban step-families fall apart and reconnect in ten linked stories. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 2011

"Fittingly, Robert's favorite adjective in his writings is 'picturesque.' Best to let his art speak for him."
An e-book version of a coffee-table book. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREEN NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lamut provides simple but amusing black-and-white line drawings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second romp with irrepressible Katie (The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, 1996) in a small Texas town in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS, AGE 11 by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The ending, as she falls head-over-heels in love with her twin baby brothers and accepts Sam's wish to adopt her, further illustrates the theme of the first book: love is risky, but worth it. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A hearty look at city girl making a new home on the range. 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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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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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 >