Search Results: "Bobby Norfolk"


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THE VIRGINIA GIANT by Sherry Norfolk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"How could such a larger-than-life figure have become so little known? He's not likely to stay that way any longer. (glossary, timeline) (Biography. 11-13)"
Two veteran storytellers carefully separate legend from equally astonishing fact in this rousing introduction to Peter Francisco, a genuine supersoldier of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A solid addition to the annals of true crime—and punishment."
The Mississippi assistant district attorney who prosecuted a 26-year-old murder case debuts with an absorbing tale of murder, hatemongering, and long-overdue justice. Read full book review >

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FILETS by Bobby Nimocks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"Indelible poetry that didn't need the accompanying notes; should leave readers hoping for more."
The author's debut collection of poems (and a short story) challenges everything from capitalism and consumerism to the institution of marriage. Read full book review >

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PENNY HIKE by Bobby S. Richardson
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"Evocative setting but overwritten prose."
An abused young teenager deals with his mother's cancer while making new friends in this YA novel set in Somerville, Mass. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a memoirist, Jones is preaching to the choir: although fans will enjoy his account, he's unlikely to win many new ones."
A popular gospel television program host and executive producer offers short personal anecdotes in this slim, insubstantial autobiography. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHAPE OF A BOAR by Lawrence Norfolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"One of the year's most imaginative and challenging novels."
Acclaimed British author Norfolk follows his earlier critical successes Lemprière's Dictionary (1992) and The Pope's Rhinoceros (1996) with a complex symbolic novel whose several plots are set in classical Greece, Romania under Nazi occupation, and Paris in (it seems) the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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JOHN SATURNALL'S FEAST by Lawrence Norfolk
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Offers much to savor, notably the details of cooking and the central question: how preparing food is different than merely cooking it."
A historical coming-of-age tale of a person and a time period (17th-century England), this is the story of a cook and his eponymous cookbook and an allegory of service and human purpose. Read full book review >

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LEMPRIERE'S DICTIONARY by Lawrence Norfolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An exceptional achievement."
A masterful debut from Londoner Norfolk that delves into 18th- century commerce by way of classical mythology, suggesting grim secrets behind the spectacular success of the East India Company- -secrets that have root in the mass suicide of Huguenots under siege in the French port city of Rochelle more that a century earlier. Read full book review >

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THE POPE'S RHINOCEROS by Lawrence Norfolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It marks the emergence of a major writer."
An exhausting banquet of a book, following an improbable adventurer on an unlikely quest during the turbulent 16th century. Read full book review >

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JUNK DRAWER ENGINEERING by Bobby Mercer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Hours of fun for STEM-inclined kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
Step-by-step suggestions for possible solutions to 25 engineering challenges use readily available materials. Read full book review >

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My Lotus by Bobby Luckan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2015

"A heartbreaking tribute to a couple's true love."
A devoted widower relates his life with his beloved of 41 years in this memoir. Read full book review >