Search Results: "Beryl Markham"


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THE GOOD LION by Beryl Markham
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A vivid real-life story with a memorable message. (end note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young girl survives a terrifying encounter with a lion and learns to respect nature in this adaptation of a story from West With the Night, Markham's 1942 autobiographical account of growing up in East Africa. 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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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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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 >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Preachy, it doesn't hold a candle to the slimmer Time Warp adventures. (history and math notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
At 12, studying for his bar mitzvah, Jason Cohen doesn't consider himself a kid anymore. Read full book review >

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"A wide-ranging, thought-provoking look at faith and the nature of reality."
A call for a broader, more compassionate version of spirituality. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Abundant food for thought for anyone who thinks religion should build more bridges and fewer walls."
In his debut nonfiction title, Markham explores what religion could be without fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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AVI by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

Despite a term-paper approach, Markham (Lois Lowry, 1995), has produced a surprisingly involving and serviceable biography of a prolific and much-honored author. Read full book review >