Search Results: "Carol Birch"


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JAMRACH'S MENAGERIE by Carol Birch
Released: June 14, 2011

"Jaffy's experience could well move the reader as profoundly as it changed the narrator."
A magical, literary novel puts a surreal spin on a coming-of-age seafaring saga. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING by Carol Birch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A fine debut."
Familiar passions on display in Merrie old England—but described with all the sharp edges of a modern sensibility—in this first US appearance for agreeable British writer Birch. Read full book review >

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ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL by Carol Birch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Rich material. Wan execution."
What does it mean to be human? Read full book review >

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THE METAPHOR DECEPTION by Birch Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A story and protagonist shrouded in mystery run through with suspense and espionage."
In Adams' debut techno-thriller, a cunning mathematical genius in Baltimore has to prove he's not a mole working for North Korea by exposing the real one. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2012

"An honest, heartfelt memoir about coming out and transitioning."
Birch's candid new memoir recalls her punishing adolescent boyhood and the difficult pursuit of self-realization. Read full book review >

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Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rousing and romantic; a fast-paced dystopian sequel with a distinctive heroine."
In this thriller, a genetically modified girl known as a pet realizes that she and others like her won't truly be free until they topple the company that created them. Read full book review >

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ROLL WITH IT by Matt Sakakeeny
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"An occasionally dry but competently told tale of a celebrated musical tradition whose story is rarely told."
A scholarly account of the rites, rituals and traditions of the famed brass bands of New Orleans. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A PIANO BENCH by Ruthi Postow Birch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"Warmly nostalgic yet highly relevant as a primer on building a firm and becoming a smart leader."
A debut author offers a business book disguised as a memoir. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S TALES by Beverley Birch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

"With several better retellings available, this volume is unnecessary. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Four plays—Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, and The Tempest—are retold in pedestrian fashion with minimally appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

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FROM MY SOUL TO YOURS by Dywane D. Birch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sordid and sexy, but also overlong, with a plot that's often ludicrous."
Four long-time friends who triumphed over childhood abuse face new challenges in this sequel to Shattered Souls (2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >