Search Results: "Courtney Angela Brkic"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bears faithful, sensitive witness to the centuries' dire impact on Eastern Europe. (Photographs, family tree, map, not seen)"
Short-story author Brkic (Stillness, 2003) combines a stirring, elegiac memoir of time spent picking up the dreadful remains of recent Balkan history with an exploration into her grandmother's life in the region. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST RULE OF SWIMMING by Courtney Angela Brkic
Released: May 28, 2013

"A few unnecessarily melodramatic plot twists only slightly mar a sensitive tale of deep emotional force."
The bonds of kinship and homeland confine but endure in this debut novel from short story author and memoirist Brkic (The Stone Fields, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2003

"Generally strong debut. Here's hoping Brkic goes on to explore other and different material."
Sixteen stories from a woman who combines her Croatian heritage and her training in forensic archaeology in traveling back to a motherland grated by war. Read full book review >

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HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unusual and absorbing. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl wants to commit suicide, but she's caught in the zombie apocalypse with a group that's trying to survive in this intriguing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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CHLOE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"On the bright side, maybe things will get better for Chloe and her readers in the next installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Determined to find new best friends in her new school, fifth-grader Chloe Silver makes mistakes, but her essential kindness helps her out. Read full book review >

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GRASS, SOIL, HOPE by Courtney White
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"An inspiring can-do approach to the threat of global warming."
White (Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West, 2008 etc.) shows how taking measures to increase the carbon content of the soil can help mitigate global warming. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1992

"And Parker's prose can be just as cloying. (Forty photographs- -not seen.)"
Parker, a Natchez, Mississippi, caterer and eye-batting food writer, is aware that Southern cooking currently ranks high in both fashion points and nutritional no-nos; hence, her attempt to devise more healthful versions of traditional foods and dishes. Read full book review >

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HOME TWEET HOME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A few choppy parts lead to an uneven read-aloud, but the page-turn reveals are their own reward. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family of cave swallows decides that its nest is too small. Read full book review >

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MY SO-CALLED FAMILY by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

This problem novel takes on identity issues that come with being the child of an unknown sperm donor. Read full book review >

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SAINT WALLY by Courtney Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A black comedy about religion and the afterlife, written like a blockbuster action film."
In Taylor's debut novel, a down-to-earth guy is swept up in a berserk afterlife adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

"A vivid, sobering glimpse into the sexy but sterile lives led by too many entrapped in the mating game."
A voyeuristic journey into the love lives and sexual escapades of a group of 90s men and women. Read full book review >