Search Results: "Callie Barkley"


BOOK REVIEW

AMY AND THE MISSING PUPPY by Callie Barkley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"With four likable, diverse characters and the surefire appeal of cute puppies and other pets, the Critter Club is off to a promising start. (Mystery. 5-7)"
Amy, left alone while her friends travel or are otherwise occupied during break, solves a mystery in this series opener. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Barkley may reject being a role model—that's what family and friends are for, he says. But as someone who demands that kids think and assume responsibility, he's headed in the right direction."
Uncontroversial, positive opinions from former NBA standout Barkley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE ALL by Callie Wright
Released: June 25, 2013

"Inhabiting an appealing if familiar scenario, this is a novel long on empathy but missing the spark of animation."
A sympathetic debut charts the days following a matriarch's death during which three generations of the same family see their settled lives begin to splinter. Read full book review >

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Blood & Roses Series Book One by Callie Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Fast-paced and sex-crazed; a wild ride for the protagonists and their fans."
From author Hart (Fallen, 2014, etc.) comes an erotic crime novel featuring an unlikely pair of heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAKING LAND by Callie Bates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Given that Bates had such magical material to work with, her lack of depth and ingenuity is disappointing."
In this debut novel, a young woman must rediscover her ancient powers of earth magic to save a kingdom. Read full book review >

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MONEY, LOVE by Brad Barkley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"A thoroughly captivating debut. First novels don't get much better than this."
This terrifically entertaining first novel by Barkley (stories: Circle View, not reviewed), set in North Carolina in the summer of 1975, resembles nothing so much as a PG-rated country cousin to Faulkner's wonderful picaresque The Reivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2004

"As pungent and acrid as burning rubber, managing against the odds to pull us into an unpleasant world of speechless despair."
Ten debut stories by novelist Barkley (Alison's Automotive Repair Manual, 2003, etc.), most portraying unhappy men and women working out their lives in the backwoods South. Read full book review >

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ALISON’S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MANUAL by Brad Barkley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well-crafted, warmly treated—and unforgivably meek."
A widow repairs an old car in order to mend her broken life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SEED by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Lacking in consistency and coherence, this effort remains an interesting concept unsuccessfully executed. (Board book. 2-4)"
The life story of a seed is set in a biblical context. Read full book review >

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JESUS SAVES ME by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2014

"The inferior book design and dense text do not serve this Bible verse well. (Board book. 2-4)"
An exegesis of John 10:14-16 for toddlers. Read full book review >