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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >