Search Results: "Dennis Burke"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and stories of redemption."
With the assistance of Burke (co-author: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, 2008), Hopwood delivers an unusual tale of punishment and redemption. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2001

"A moving reminder of the power of the human will."
A touching first-person account of a doughty political activist who walked from California to Washington, D.C., to promote campaign-finance reform. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The authors (members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research) divulge little, however, in their hagiography about how Wagner changed the game, or vice versa."
A baseball story too good to be true, written in a style that makes it seem even less probable. 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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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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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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DEAD CONNECTION by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Holds the reader's attention from first word to last, and begs for a sequel."
Novice NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher worked low-level robberies until she was whisked to the homicide division and plunged neck-deep into a series of killings in this addictive thriller. 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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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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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 >