Search Results: "Barry Gough"


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FIRST ACROSS THE CONTINENT by Barry Gough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Gough's careful biography affords readers of North American history a detailed and welcome view of this important and too often overlooked explorer. (25 illustrations, six maps, not seen)"
A well-crafted biography of a little-remembered explorer of the Far North who helped open the frontier to trade and settlement. Read full book review >

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JUNO & JULIET by Julian Gough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2001

"Irish newcomer Gough deftly captures the twins' youthful awe and giddy excitement during their freshman year, and though the plot ambles along fairly conventional paths, its course is stylistically nimble, intellectually unburdensome, and eminently companionable."
A smartly written, pleasantly conceived Irish variation on the girl-goes-to-college-and-comes-of-age story in which small-town twins learn to adore literature and the arts, fall in love, and through loss discover deeper truths. Read full book review >

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SANDSTORM by Lawrence Gough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"As in Gough's police stories, the preliminaries—hapless Charlie's adventures in Cairo, the backgrounds of Sweets and Mungo and the late lamented safecracker—are more interesting than the main event."
Gough abandons Vancouver cops Willows and Parker (The Goldfish Bowl, Silent Knives) for international intrigue: a rogue American's plot to assassinate Col. Read full book review >

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GET IT TOGETHER, DELILAH! by Erin Gough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A quiet and authentic coming-of-age story from Down Under. (maps, glossary) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A lesbian teen struggles to balance school, work, and life in Gough's charming debut. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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Released: June 3, 2012

"A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents' inner child."
The fate of the "Under" realm lies in the hands of an "Over" girl in this entertaining children's adventure that winks at myths and fantasies both ancient and contemporary. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >

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<i>TITANIC</i> SINKS! by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"This is history at its best, an original and appealing way to mark the centennial of this familiar disaster. (author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction.10-14)"
A memorial edition of an imagined magazine covers the construction and fateful voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, Queen of the Ocean, which sank in April 1912. Read full book review >