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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LIPS UNSEALED by Belinda Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite its psychologically thin veneer, the book is a harrowing cautionary tale of the perilous freedoms that rock stardom brings."
Go-Go's singer and popular solo songstress reflects on her struggles with identity, drugs and the pitfalls of pop stardom. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Words with Wings will soar year round—not just during Black History month. (Picture book/poetry. All ages)"
Compiler Rochelle (Jewels, 1998, etc.) envisioned this project as a way to help youngsters release their "own creative energy" even as they confront the "work, pain, love, anger, regret" endemic to the human experience. 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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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 >