Search Results: "Darlene Barnes"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A heartening memoir of good food and tough love with a few down-home recipes thrown in."
A memoir of an untrained chef with an English degree who set out to temper bad behavior by serving good food and to change junk-food die-hards into foodies. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >

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STARRING MISS DARLENE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The illustrations alternate formats between multiple spot illustrations and full-page views of the young hippo performing, using a soft palette and a minimalist approach that suits the understated text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Darlene is a young hippo who wants to learn to act. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
She's only 11, but she's smarter and better informed than most adults, and she's determined to solve mysteries for a living. Read full book review >

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ONCE SAID DARLENE by Steven Kellogg
Released: March 22, 1979

"The message is clearly pro-fantasy, but Sleator's sentences are thumpingly prosaic—and his concocted surprise ending rings no truer than Darlene's stories."
"Darlene liked to make up stories." Read full book review >

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The Piratization of Daniel Barnes by Alex McGlothlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A compelling, politically rich thriller."
In McGlothlin's debut novel, a lovelorn journalist becomes ensnared in the lives of modern-day pirates in Somalia. Read full book review >

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FIVE MINUTES MORE by Darlene Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"This implies that ALS is a temporary problem, not an incurable disease. (Fiction. YA)"
The trauma of her father's suicide sends D'Arcy into a physical and emotional tailspin. Read full book review >

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DREAM IN COLOR by Darlene Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"Escapism for the unhappily marrieds: silly and depthless."
A new African-American imprint banks on women readers feeling dissatisfaction with the men in their life—or so it would seem from this thinny-thin first outing, initially self-published, about a sadly married young woman and her desperate daydreams. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND by Darlene Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A suspenseful novel that surprises, amuses and pleases."
A thieving lawyer's suicide is investigated in this gripping tale of deceit, betrayal and corruption. Read full book review >