Search Results: "Elizabeth Wayland Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1994

"An important contribution, in terms of both historical material and interpretation, to the study of women's work."
Employing diverse, thorough methodologies and research sources, the author of Prehistoric Textiles (not reviewed) traces the roles of women and cloth through 20,000 years of history. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMIES OF öRöMCHI by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A haunting archaeological excursion. (16 pages color, 50 b&w illustrations)"
In an often fascinating glimpse of an exotic lost world, textile expert Barber (Occidental Coll.; Women's Work, The First 20,000 Years, 1994, etc.) unravels the mysteries of the beautifully preserved mummies of örÅmchi, a city in western China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Difficult but rewarding look at a side of history with which many readers will be unfamiliar."
An exhaustive study of how a series of remnants of early religion lie at the roots of European folk dance. Read full book review >

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It All Makes Sense by Parker Wayland
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2016

"A brief and rather boilerplate work of Christian apology."
Wayland ponders the universe from a Christian perspective in this spiritual debut. Read full book review >

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LIVED by Daryl Wayland Nash
Released: July 12, 2012

"A tale with enough horror to carry the story but not enough to keep readers awake at night."
Invading life forms come from deep within the Earth, not from outer space, in Nash's debut novella. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2005

"Moments of undeniable power punctuate a sometimes disordered narrative."
First-book author Barber recalls the suicide of one boyhood friend, the disintegration of another, his own experiences working with the homeless, mentally handicapped and mentally ill—and wonders why he's been able to emerge from the tangled wood and others have not. Read full book review >

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THE BONE FIRE by Christine Barber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"Full marks to Barber for providing the mesmerizing Southwest landscape and mindset and tackling the aftermath of incest. In the end, however, the rationale for all those bone displays is too fanciful to ring true."
The Fiesta de Santa Fe fiasco. Read full book review >

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DEVOTION by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith."
In a novel that examines the divide between skepticism and religion, Barber (The Marlowe Papers, 2012, etc.) uses the sweeping ideas of faith and science to delve into the story of a man struggling with the ever incomprehensible force of grief. Read full book review >

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THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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