Search Results: "Chris Bird"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL IN WHITE PAJAMAS by Chris Birdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2013

"An often engaging dramatic mystery with involving characters."
Multiple generations of dysfunction catch up to a once-prominent Boston police family in Birdy's elaborate debut mystery. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A TARTAR by Chris Bird
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"'Had no one in the Kremlin or the power ministries read Tolstoy?' Bird asks. Evidently not. Readers innocent of the Caucasus will learn much from his pages."
An eye-opening account of the long-running war between Russia and Chechnya. Read full book review >

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FINDING THE STORY WITH CHRIS BARTON
by Julie Danielson

The “sneaky, stripy” camouflaged ships of World War I, painted with unconventional patterns so as to confuse the enemy, may be the subject at hand in Chris Barton’s new picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, but it’s really about so much more. It’s also a book about information overload, changing technology, war strategy, art ...


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NOVEMBER'S VISUAL FEASTS
by Eric Liebetrau

One of the great joys of this season are the fall colors, and November is packed with books that feature much more than just interesting narratives. Here are three of my favorite beautifully designed, graphics-heavy books publishing this month, all of which received a starred review.

Cartoon County, by Cullen Murphy: In his memoir, Vanity Fair editor at large Murphy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RAINMAKERS by E.J. Bird
ANIMALS
Released: April 27, 1993

"Slight but appealing, a fantasy with an unusual—and particularly well-realized—setting and small illustrations resembling southwestern petroglyphs. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of The Blizzard of 1896 (1990) and other tall tales of the Old West goes back to an even older West for the story of an Anasazi boy with an unusual friend—an affectionate bear cub that dances when it hears music, bringing good cheer and, without fail, rain as well. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMENCO ACADEMY by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2006

"Funny and beautifully structured to create anticipation and suspense, with lush moments of romance and a surprisingly sturdy backbone."
The author of five previous novels (The Yokota Officers Club, 2001, etc.) that center around romance, friendship, career, art, motherhood and personal appearance here writes compellingly of a love triangle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impressive reportage, a fearless commitment to seeing what there is to see, and a strong sense of history: a fine work of literary travel, one that honors its subjects."
A travel writer's anabasis through a country that is no country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEB TO SUCCESS by Jo Bird
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"While it lacks innovative concepts, this guide presents a high-quality overview of many well-known self-help principles."
A debut book unravels a tangle of insights and techniques for self-improvement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SECOND LIFE by Faye Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A page-turning mystery with a spot-on emotional core. (author's note) (Mystery. 14 & up)"
A teen living her second life is haunted by having killed someone in her first. Read full book review >

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FUNNY GIRL by Betsy Bird
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Whether these live up to the subtitle's claim of 'funniest stories ever' is subjective, but the lighthearted array will surely appeal to a wide audience. (Anthology. 9-13)"
The 28 short stories, autobiographical essays, and comic strips in this entertaining anthology are meant to prove that females can be funny, and they succeed. Read full book review >