Search Results: "Christian Burch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIT THE ROAD, MANNY by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Delightful but misdirected. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The manny is back, and he's on the road with Keats and crew in an RV bound for Las Vegas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NASHBOROUGH by Elsie Burch Donald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Busy and ultimately superficial, for all its serious intentions."
First-novelist Donald ("a member of one of America's families, the Polks") chronicles the declining power of two blueblood Tennessee families—in a narrative overloaded with obtrusive commentary and a cast of thousands. Read full book review >

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A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A colorful topography of mostly LGBT-related outings, forays, and adventures."
Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch's (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.Read full book review >

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HALFLINGS by Heather Burch
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"In the end, readers will be left scratching their heads wondering what actually happened and, worse, whether they even care. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
If this novel were a holiday, it would undoubtedly be New Year's Eve—full of the promise of fun and romance, but a whopping disappointment in the end. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BENEATH YOU by Christian Bauman
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A fresh, straightforward debut that strikes just the right balance between action and recollection."
A well-done land-and-waterborne version of Black Hawk Down, this about a young soldier's experience of the mission to Somalia and his painful readjustment to civilian life afterwards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Mainly for computer-savvy readers."
A heady exploration of the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and human nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A solid and, yes, concise look at the railroad's past, with a rousing call at the end for a new and improved rail system to carry the nation forward."
Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 2010) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROCHEFORTS by Christian Laborie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Marred only by stiff dialogue, Laborie's debut impresses with a sweeping saga full of historical detail and familial melodrama."
From the rise of industrialism through the bitter dregs of World War II, a ruthless patriarch strives to restore his family to social and economic eminence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Maggie's Image by Sharon Burch Toner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"A very pleasant introduction to a promising mystery series; and there's no wait for subsequent books."
Toner's (Maggie's Ghost, 2013, etc.) reissued first entry in the Maggie McGill mystery series, featuring a psychotherapist/amateur sleuth and her beautiful photographer daughter, Allie. Read full book review >