Search Results: "David Burke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 1995

"An unforgettable picture of a soul in torment."
A harrowing first-person, semi-fictionalized memoir of the inner life of a paranoid schizophrenic, written while its young author was in jail, mental hospitals, and halfway houses. Read full book review >

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THE COPENHAGEN PAPERS by Michael Frayn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2001

"Whatever the reality, it adds up to another good yarn from Frayn."
An entertaining, if inconclusive, game of historical cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"Outstanding food, inventive combinations, difficult preparations—but isn't that what we go to restaurants for? (50 line drawings and 8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Burke, executive chef at New York City's chi-chi Park Avenue Cafe, and cookbook author Reingold have done a superb job of translating Burke's original vision into book form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An enlightening quick-reference handbook for health and social service professionals working with elderly patients, but some sections might be too technical for the average reader."
This medical handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to diagnosing and caring for elderly people with psychiatric issues. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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LIGHTNING BUG THUNDER by Katie Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Burke's first book captures the ingenuity of children, but the story is little more than a dance whose magic is never really unleashed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Inspired by a firefly caught in a jar, a gleesome threesome of girls performs a nocturnal "thundering" rain dance in this flight of fancy. Read full book review >

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LAST OF THE GODS by V.L. Burke
Released: April 8, 2015

"Fans of gods, goddesses, and the X-Men should invest in this character-driven debut."
In this YA fantasy debut, wayward teens come under the guidance of a benefactor with a mysterious agenda. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE HERE by Alafair Burke
Released: June 4, 2013

"A frustrating read with too many West Point facts and an ending that just won't end."
Burke opts for a different spin on the thrillers she usually produces, featuring a new heroine, former assistant district attorney turned journalist McKenna Jordan. Read full book review >