Search Results: "Carole Berg"


BOOK REVIEW

BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DAEMON PRISM by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nonetheless, enthralling and not to be missed."
Final installment of Berg's character-driven sword-and-sorcery trilogy (The Soul Mirror, 2011, etc.), again with all of the main characters reappearing—even the dead ones. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PULL OF THE MOON by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"An uninspiring concoction."
Berg's fourth novel in four years (Range of Motion, 1995, etc.) alternates mawkish diary entries with chilly letters home by a woman who's run away to ``find herself'' after 30 or so years of marriage, in a tale that seems better suited to the 1970s than the 1990s. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF PLEASURES by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Unhappiness, in Berg's world, isn't an option."
The prolific Berg (The Art of Mending, 2004, etc.) champions middle-aged craziness in an impossibly sunny soap opera. Read full book review >

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RUN, BROTHER, RUN by David Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Engrossing family history and an appealingly salacious tale, related in a bemused tone that does not hide the social ugliness and personal heartbreak underneath."
Gritty memoir with unusual connections to the criminal underworld, the legal world and Hollywood. Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND ROLLAND IN THE LEGENDARY SHOW-AND-TELL by Jon Berg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A bewildering mishmash of unintegrated elements, long as well as incoherent. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A child in search of something special to bring to class finds it in a jungle temple—then loses it to a rival. Read full book review >

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FORCED TO FLEE by Erika Berg
Released: March 1, 2015

"An illuminating work of children's hardship and self-expression."
Debut author Berg edits a collection of art from young Myanmar refugees. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY LIFE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Readable and comfortably undemanding. Fans will enjoy."
Oprah's Book Clubber Berg (Open House, 2000, etc.) offers 15 stories deftly detailing those defining moments in ordinary women's lives when fresh insights help explain their discontents. Read full book review >

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HOME SAFE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Neither insipid nor mawkish but definitely phoned-in."
Widow discovers an $850,000 crack in her nest egg in Berg's latest (The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >