Search Results: "Brooks Horsley"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND AND THE EAGLE by Brooks Horsley
Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"A virile immersion in traditional Viking values."
Modern man Miles Drake transcends time and space to arrive in the medieval world of the Vikings in Horsley's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Or, in this case, material for literary eavesdropping, either."
An unremarkable correspondence between two remarkable southern men of letters at the forefronts of the New Critics and the Fugitive poets, respectively. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T)  by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN GIRL by Kate Horsley
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Throughout her novel's shifts in narration and chronology, Horsley plays the reader as cleverly as she does the characters."
A reporter and an exchange student fight their way through a dangerous psychological maze in coastal France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK ELK IN PARIS by Kate Horsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"An often enjoyable read, but one whose main conflict fails to convince, depriving it of force."
Horsley's dreamy, dark concoction imagines the sojourn of Native-American mystic and healer Black Elk in 19th-century Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"At least the supremely self-obsessed and hateful Horsley has the good manners not to leave readers on a note of false uplift. This is one dandy who will go sneering into the grave, bitching from beyond about the quality of guests at the funeral service."
A guide to supremely selfish hedonism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >