Search Results: "Beryl Satter"


BOOK REVIEW

BERYL by Jane Simmons
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Overall, however, this is too grim to be a great read-aloud for her usual audience and too lacking in nuance to captivate older fantasy fans, so it's likely to have difficulty winning a wide readership. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
A brisk tale with black-and-white illustrations sprinkled throughout, this features talking animals, unlikely coincidences, a breathless narrative style and a message about the value of diversity. 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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THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM by Errol Trzebinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"Another cult figure bites the dust. (Photos)"
A biography that reluctantly digs the dirt—and there's an awful lot of it—on famed Kenyan-born aviatrix Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly the Atlantic and once the presumed author of the bestselling West with the Night. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A gentle story that ensnares while it enriches. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Living off spoonfuls of peanut butter and an occasional dented can of peas, Charley knows what it's like to be poor. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 1996

"A passionate, often sanctimonious denunciation of the Soviet Union that dwells more on the past than the future."
Reluctant to relinquish America's Cold War mentality, a veteran journalist revives our image of the Soviet Union as the evil empire we loved to hate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A fascinating, deeply thoughtful and researched study that contributes mightily to the ongoing humanist debate."
Sober, trenchant exploration of the need for settling the crimes of the Soviet Union with history. 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 >