Search Results: "Belinda Bauer"


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THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD by Belinda Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Bauer's way with character and repartee helps to keep our interest in what would otherwise be pretty standard fare."
A serial killer menaces London in general, and a TV journalist in particular, in Bauer's latest gorefest. Read full book review >

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DARKSIDE by Belinda Bauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Genteel and suspenseful until Bauer (Blacklands, 2010) overplays her hand and makes explicit what might better have remained implicit. Still, better written than most and a minor glitch in a most promising career."
Caregiving can be life-threatening. Read full book review >

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BLACKLANDS by Belinda Bauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bauer displays remarkable talent in pacing, plotting and, most important of all, getting beneath the skin of even her most repellent characters."
In Bauer's spare, haunting debut, a 12-year-old boy corresponds with a serial killer to learn the location of his uncle's grave. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source list; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A workmanlike survey of the civil-rights movement, focusing on the experiences of several individuals who were children or teenagers at the time: participants in sit-ins (Harvey Gantt, later mayor of Charlotte and a North Carolina senatorial candidate); one of the ``Little Rock Nine''; Claudette Colvin, predecessor to Rosa Parks; freedom riders; a student in the Brown v. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 2012

"A fabulous story packed with detail that explores both the positive and damning effects of extreme faith in a way that feels both fresh and authentic."
In Garcia's debut, the lives of two young girls in early 20th-century Madrid, N.M., are threatened when the combative powers of witchcraft and Catholic mysticism fight for supremacy with devastating consequences. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >

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TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >

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NO CASTLES HERE by A.C.E. Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Complex characters and an infinitely readable text make this one of the strongest titles of the year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bauer balances tone and content beautifully in this superb debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Few children have not wished for a dog's life, and Bauer's ballad delivers that wish fulfilled, with all its disadvantages exposed for comic effect. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The Strange And Wonderful Tale Of Robert McDoodle (32 pp.; $16.00; Sept.1; 0-689-80619-1): When he enrolls in the Jellicoe School for Dogs, soon-to-be-six Robert McDoodle is dismayed to discover that being a dog involves more than just bones and naps. Read full book review >