Search Results: "Delta Burke"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1998

"It's unlikely that women fighting to come to terms with weight problems will find much new or surprising here, but Burke's frank style, and her portrait of the often turbulent backstage life at Designing Women, will likely appeal to fans."
Burke's long battle with her weight (she struggled to maintain a svelte starlet's look for years and repeatedly gained sufficient weight to give rise to peculiarly cruel criticism and bad jokes) and its role in her gaining or losing roles on television has been played out in the tabloids and on TV chat shows for some time. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A good introduction to a new science in the making."
An illuminating whirl—or possibly a whorl—through the world of natural forms and human engineering. Read full book review >

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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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THE MESSENGER by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sudsy and unpersuasive. Fans of Burke's justly admired Irene Kelly series (Kidnapped, 2006, etc.) may follow Adrian in demanding a renegotiation."
Almost two centuries after he started doing the dreary work of the Messenger, Tyler Hawthorne finds himself stalked by the Faustian no-good who baited him into it. Read full book review >

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LIAR by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1998

"The result is a warmly detailed extended-family portrait that conveys a constant sense of menace without providing a compelling payoff or, in retrospect, a strong central premise."
Who's buried in the grave Irene Kelly's sister Barbara had already picked out for herself in the family plot? Read full book review >

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HOCUS by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"The result has its high points—the wary friendship that grows between Irene and Cassidy, echoed by the unexpected tenderness between Frank and one of his abductors—but is likely to leave your manicure intact. (Author tour)"
The pranks of a group of misfits calling themselves Hocus—they've tapped into computer systems and given the citizens of Las Piernas, California, amnesty from parking tickets and library fines—begin to escalate when they free scores of dogs and cats from an animal shelter and kill the keeper. Read full book review >

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EIGHTEEN by Jan Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Best of all is the Macavity-winning tour de force 'Unharmed,' which distills Burke's talents into five perfect pages."
Doubling the stakes from her current dark thriller Nine (see below), the title enumerates Burke's complete short stories since 1993. Read full book review >

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ANGEL’S TIP by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Burke's brisk and ultimately suspenseful narrative offers wily and intricate plotting and sharply etched major and minor characters."
Burke (Law/Hofstra Univ.; Dead Connection, 2007, etc.) scores on all counts in this thriller about a serial killer with a hair fetish. Read full book review >

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SAFELIGHT by Shannon Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The scenes between the lovers are touching, if a tad predictable, but it's Burke's evocation of a murky world, where savior and sinner come in one macho package, that makes this an exhilarating standout."
A paramedic/photographer falls in love with an AIDS patient in a debut notable for its gritty realism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1996

"Thought-provoking reading on the creation of gender identity for anyone who has a child or has ever been one."
Calling for ``gender independence,'' freedom from the tyranny of masculine and feminine stereotypes, Burke (Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, 1993; Atomic Candy, 1989) relies more on anecdote and example than on theory and sustained argument, thereby giving current discussions on gender a human face—and a wider audience. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Now there's a gruesome scenario."
A second high-profile case for Las Piernas reporter Irene Kelly (Goodnight, Irene, 1993) begins when Jacob Henderson, a teenager whose father is running for D.A., asks her to pre-empt the story that Henderson's opponent, Monty Montgomery, will be spreading about Jacob's membership in a witches' coven. Read full book review >

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4TH  AND GOAL by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A winning story for fans of Friday Night Lights and believers in the American dream."
The story of a successful CEO who left his position to pursue a long-deferred dream of becoming a college football coach. Read full book review >