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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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 >

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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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PIECES OF ME by Darlene Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A sadly simplistic finish mars an otherwise complex survival story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A gritty portrait of teens and children living on the street suffers from a too-tidy ending. Read full book review >

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Something Good by Darlene Deluca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2014

"This tale's seedy premise featuring a Texas waitress evolves into an absorbing story of redemption that's hard to put down."
An unlikely romance begins in a greasy spoon outside a soulless chain hotel. Read full book review >

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ESTONIAN SHORT STORIES by Kajar Pruul
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"And may we please have a collection of Jaan Kross's stories as soon as possible?"
A superb collection from the former Russian republic memorably displays how its contemporary writers have embraced literary modernism and rejected the constraints of Soviet Socialist Realism. Read full book review >