Search Results: "Bernadette Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Engaging subject matter and sympathetic protagonists do not entirely compensate for Barton's ponderous prose, but the book is still worthwhile reading for anyone interested in what it means to be gay in an overtly hostile environment."
Barton (Sociology and Women's Studies/Morehead State Univ.; Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers, 2006) examines the experiences of gay people living in the Bible Belt. Read full book review >

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FATAL INDUCTION by Bernadette Pajer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"The second in Pajer's Professor Bradshaw series is more slowly paced than his debut (A Spark of Death, 2011). Even so, the historical tidbits and information on early electrical inventions keep it interesting."
A college professor enters a contest and dabbles in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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I'M TRYING TO LOVE SPIDERS by Bethany Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Both arachnophobes and arachnophiles will find useful debate fodder squashed within these pages. (Picture book. 3-12)"
What if "trying" not to hate spiders doesn't quite cut it? Read full book review >

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MY CAR by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"With a dazzling kaleidoscope of energetic hues illuminating the pages, small children will be entranced by this appealing tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fledgling car-enthusiasts can learn all about the wonderful world of automobiles as Sam proudly touts the merits of his zippy red car. Read full book review >

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PROPER NAME by Bernadette Mayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"0 to 19'')—she blends eccentric content with rigorous verbal (and virtually musical) notation reminiscent of her obvious exemplar, Gertrude Stein."
Proper Name and Other Stories ($13.95 paperback original; June 28, 1996; 144 pp.; 0-8112-1325-0). Read full book review >

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Divining Another Dream by Bernadette Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious, promising novel that explores a unique premise with dramatic tension but struggles with clarity in its third act."
Davis' debut novel relates the tumultuous life of a young girl with the fantastical gift of "foresight." Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

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WHEELS by Byron Barton
Released: March 16, 1979

"Useless."
Just about the least inventive, least rewarding treatment of the subject imaginable: even the pictures aren't worth looking at. Read full book review >

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THE SPEECHWRITER by Barton Swaim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Candid but not especially compelling."
A former speechwriter for an ex-South Carolina governor offers a glimpse into what it really meant to be a "fashioner of words" for a self-obsessed politician who fell from grace. Read full book review >

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PASTURE ART by Marlin Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Barton is generous and sympathetic toward his characters, no matter how much of a handful they are. A pleasing collection, humane and well-written."
Literate, deftly constructed stories of backwoods Alabama. Read full book review >