Search Results: "Celia Bryce"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Sentimental but uncritical. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A movingly told British import about a teen girl with cancer treads some familiar ground. Read full book review >

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VODNÍK by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut. (author's note, further reading) (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the land of his birth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A well-told tale whose sheer, documented scope of corruption and backslapping in a pernicious and virulent strain of cronyism will have readers agog—until the steam starts shooting from their ears."
Investigative reporter Bryce, who made mincemeat of Enron executives' perfidy in Pipe Dreams (2002), gives an equal shellacking to the old-boy, business-government network long established in Texas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Reads like an extended junior year abroad."
The book your mildly funny co-worker dreams of quitting his job to write. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2010

"Al Gore won't be blurbing this one, but advocates of renewable energy should familiarize themselves with the book, since oil, gas and coal lobbyists surely will."
"Oil is greener than nearly everything else that might replace it," writes Texas-based energy journalist and Energy Tribune managing editor Bryce in this contrarian, discontented approach to renewable energy Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY THIEF by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"With interesting twists, captivating action, and a down-to-earth lead, this adventure is sure to become a new favorite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Memories are slippery things. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"High-order muckraking and an excellent primer for addressing the real question: How are we going to handle energy interdependence?"
America's energy discussions contain "far too much religion and far too little science," writes the author, who carefully, gleefully throttles the meaningless rhetoric driving the cry for energy independence. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF ONE by Bryce Courtenay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1989

"Despite the lack of shading and the chipper philosophy, then, a surprisingly refreshing debut."
Ideals must be back, for Courtenay's first novel is a fast-paced book with an old-fashioned, clean-cut hero, easily identifiable villains, no sex, and saintlike sidekicks. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"There are sure to be many accounts of Enron's collapse, but Bryce's gossipy version will be hard to beat for sheer readability."
An Austin-based reporter delivers the behind-the-scenes story of Enron's rise and fall. Read full book review >

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TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY by Bryce Milligan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Sure-handed verse work in multiple registers."
In a new collection "for travelers," Milligan sometimes races and sometimes tools along; no matter the speed, it's a pleasing ride. Read full book review >