Search Results: "Beryl Jupiter"


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The Puppy Diet by Beryl Jupiter
Released: May 7, 2013

"An anecdote-heavy manual appropriate for new or potential dog owners."
Living with six family pets over 30 years inspired this nonfiction book about the trials and joys of dog ownership. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Thus Bainbridge succeeds in creating a book of short essays as salty and addictive as a bag of crisps. (drawings by author, not seen)"
A loose-knit collection of personal essays, all of them short, irreverent, and revealing, by one of Britain's top novelists (Every Man for Himself, 1996; The Birthday Boys, 1994; etc.) Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT SIKHISM? by Beryl Dhanjal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"For patient, scrupulous readers, some sense of Sikhism will emerge, but this is by no means a standard text on the religion. (maps, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An entry in the What Do We Know About series that intends to enlighten but here only confuses. Read full book review >

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AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE by Beryl Bainbridge
Released: March 13, 1990

This latest from Bainbridge (Mum and Mr. Armitage, 1987), who writes best about that other England of unemployment and wasteland cities, is characteristically bleak and black in humor, but the foreshadowed denouement is disappointingly melodramatic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2009

"Comprehensive and compulsively readable."
An engrossing look at the history of racist real-estate practices in Chicago, and the activists who fought for justice. Read full book review >

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ACCORDING TO QUEENEY by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Absolutely wonderful. Grateful thanks, too, to Carroll & Graf, which has stepped in where many 'major' publishers have faltered, bringing us the otherwise neglected recent work of British masters like the late Anthony Burgess and the irresistible, indispensable Beryl Bainbridge."
The Grand Cham of 18th-century English letters is the primary subject of Bainbridge's majestically deft new novel: the best yet in her series of dazzling historical reconstructions of British history (Master Georgie, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SNAKEBITE by Beryl Wealand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"A winning protagonist and authentic sense of place make this a mystery worth puzzling over."
An amateur sleuth comes to the rescue in this suspenseful backwoods drug caper. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE POLKA DOT DRESS by Beryl Bainbridge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Unfinished, but a fitting and worthy coda to a storied career."
The last novel from English author Bainbridge, who died in July 2010. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY BOYS by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1994

"A triumph of sympathetic imagination."
In her 14th work of fiction, Bainbridge (An Awfully Big Adventure, 1991, etc.) reconstructs that most poignant of ill-fated journeys, Scott's 1912 South Pole expedition, in the voices of the five explorers who reached the Pole and died soon afterwards. Read full book review >

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EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But her gift for lean yet resonant narration—vivid details and images, startling dialogue, telling anecdotes—remains one of modern fiction's marvels, and at its best this bildungsroman-at-sea (with more than a few echoes of Conrad) casts a dark, doomy spell."
The 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic—not played for the usual melodrama but used, half-successfully, as the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of a well-connected, uncertain young man. Read full book review >