Search Results: "Birdie Black"


BOOK REVIEW

WARTHOG by Birdie Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The winsome warthog is appealing as he blithely hops, splashes, hums, and wanders his way through his day, but it doesn't quite add up to an exciting adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic warthog encounters items, animals, and plants in quantities from one through 10 while exploring the savanna that surrounds his African home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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VALIANT by Holly Black
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Val's story, while not the best of the genre, makes for a compelling, edgy read complete with faerie murders and shaven-headed heroines. (Fantasy. YA)"
Murdered mermaids, runaways addicted to magical drugs and trolls inhabit a New York City that draws heavily on the conventions of urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Sly humor, vivid characters, each word perfectly chosen: These stories deserve reading again and again. (Short stories/fantasy. 13 & up)"
Black's first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"To be continued. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud funny, this engaging, high-concept novel about a 17-year-old boy's world, both real and imaginary, is a story that teases, building up reader suspense and expectation then refusing to deliver. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An unsettling page-turner and sobering reminder that in the legal treatment of the least fortunate of our citizenry lie all of our rights. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Criminal lawyers will find plenty of useful trial tips here. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING HOUSE by Elizabeth Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Black's tempered pace and moody vulnerability creates a rich debut: both sensitive and sensational."
In this contemporary Southern gothic, a young artist returns home to Galveston, Texas, and uncovers a century's worth of sordid secrets. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC OF THEATER by David Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1993

"An insightful psychology of actors and audiences that offers inspiration for young actors and an absorbing read for those who love the theater. (Thirty-four photographs)"
Drawing on his two-year series of public interviews with top thespians conducted at N.Y.C.'s New School, Tony Award-winning producer Black conveys the work behind theater's ``magic''—the motivation and training of actors, the mechanics of production, and the essential role of the audience. Read full book review >

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SÉANCE IN SEPIA by Michelle Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"Historical novelist Black (The Second Glass of Absinthe, 2003, etc.) is awkward at dialogue but dandy at plotting. And three cheers for Victoria Woodhull, whose place in the feminist pantheon is richly deserved."
Real-life feminist Victoria Woodhull experiences the fictional consequences of free love. Read full book review >