Search Results: "Brynne Barnes"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOKS DO NOT HAVE WINGS by Brynne Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, this misses the mark and won't wing its way to success. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A rhymed text explores the imaginary places where a book can transport a reader. Read full book review >

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COLORS OF ME by Brynne Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The book has its heart in the right place, but its mind is too clearly focused on adult agendas and preoccupations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Barnes' earnest, rather oblique text interrogating the use of colors as labels for people is at odds with its playful, naive collage art. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
She's only 11, but she's smarter and better informed than most adults, and she's determined to solve mysteries for a living. Read full book review >

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The Piratization of Daniel Barnes by Alex McGlothlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A compelling, politically rich thriller."
In McGlothlin's debut novel, a lovelorn journalist becomes ensnared in the lives of modern-day pirates in Somalia. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >

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A MOST UNLIKELY DUKE by Sophie Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A mildly entertaining tale."
A minor aristocrat is living in the slums of Regency London when he learns he has inherited the ducal title of a distant relative. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Barnes knows that one of the immeasurable pleasures of art is its capacity to approach us from unexpected angles and excite our senses of wonder. The same may be said of his scholarly and astute yet accessible and exciting essays."
English novelist Barnes (Levels of Life, 2013, etc.) focuses his analytical prowess on significant artists and their oeuvres, opening fresh vistas to readers—and viewers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A heartening memoir of good food and tough love with a few down-home recipes thrown in."
A memoir of an untrained chef with an English degree who set out to temper bad behavior by serving good food and to change junk-food die-hards into foodies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A searching, intelligent spiritual memoir."
A thought-provoking, sometimes surprising account of a female intellectual's passion for Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and her near-conversion to the faith. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT BURNED TO THE GROUND by Yolanda Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An exciting debut, if still in the process of formation."
A spirited debut embodies an intrinsic, disjointed portrait of a poor black street in L.A. pre the '92 riots. Read full book review >