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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Released: May 1, 1993

"An earnest, heartfelt memoir, then, but choppy and only intermittently compelling."
Novelist Burke (Atomic Candy, 1989) juxtaposes the story of her fight to adopt the son of her lesbian partner with an impressionistic account of her involvement in the San Francisco chapter of Queer Nation. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME, IRENE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"Too much of a good thing in Irene's fourth case (Dear Irene, 1995, etc.)—a big, ambitious novel that sinks under the weight of its evil cargo. (Author tour)"
Old masters of the classic mystery knew how an enigmatic central character can focus tension and raise the stakes. Read full book review >

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BECOMING MODERN by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Readers fascinated by the period of artistic hoppingness in Europe and New York between the wars will be glad of this book; otherwise, better to wait for Farrar Straus's promised (but still unscheduled) reissue of Loy's poetry before committing to read about her. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An impressively detailed but cold and disagreeable biography of the neglected modernist poet and visual artist Mina Loy. Read full book review >

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DISTURBANCE by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Even Burke, accomplished thrillermeister that she is (The Messenger, 2008, etc.), can't get blood from a stone, or wring a nuance from your basic, warmed-over serial killer, a prototype well past its sell date. Her next will be better."
A brood of serial killers makes a family business out of stalking reporter Irene Kelly. Read full book review >

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LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"A little too long—not unusual for this writer—but Burke remains one of the best pure plotters in the business."
Detective Phil Lefebvre was a good enough cop, but distinctly unpopular around the Las Piernas (Calif.) Read full book review >

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CLERICAL AFFAIRS by Dennis Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An absorbing, darkly dramatic portrait of a Church mired in corruption and turmoil."
A suspicious death exposes the seamy underbelly of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SAVAGE COUNTRY by Shannon Burke
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A grand immersion in the past."
The lure of the wilderness proves irresistible for a young trapper in this glorious American frontier novel, Burke's (Black Flies, 2008, etc.) third.Read full book review >