Search Results: "Cynthia Barnett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Thorough and packed with data but a touch dry. General readers will find much of the same information in Brian Fagan's more engaging book Elixir (2011)."
Water, water everywhere. Or not. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Cynthia Barnett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"Highlights the severity of some of our environmental problems with knowledge, humor, urgency and hope."
An environmental journalist returns with a multifaceted examination of the science, the art, the technology and even the smell of rain throughout history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. Read full book review >

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Accidental Arrival by Lutricia Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"An engaging narrative voice and thoughtful back story add depth to a fairly standard portal-adventure plot."
In this YA fantasy novel, a teenage girl unexpectedly travels to another planet, where she learns that Earth may soon join an intergalactic coalition. Read full book review >

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THE SPARK by Kristine Barnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"An invigorating, encouraging read."
A memoir that attempts to answer the question, how do we determine the differences between gifted and disabled? Read full book review >

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THE DAYS OF SUMMER by Jill Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Pallid novel that banks on flimsy contrivance."
A highly contrived romantic saga set in sumptuous Southern California brings together successive generations of two families after a definitive car accident. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A toper's pleasure, though perhaps it should come with a warning label."
Gin and tonic? Gin rickey? Gin gimlet? Stop being so prissy: In this lively history, Barnett (Medical London, 2008, etc.) notes that the way to drink gin is neat, "with perhaps an occasional dash of bitters to soften the rough edge of pot-still spirit." Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO MAKOKOTA by Stephen Barnett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 19, 2004

"An impressive debut, despite its eventual unraveling."
An engineer's quixotic rescue mission becomes a descent into West African hell. Read full book review >

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY by Jill Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2001

"Formulaic and unsurprising, but well-paced and briskly told."
Barnett debuts in hardcover with a historical romance set before and behind Nazi lines during WWII. Read full book review >