Search Results: "Emily Croy Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO REAL MAGIC by Emily Croy Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Think of this book as Hermione Granger: The Grad School Years. An entertaining tale capably told."
Debut novelist Barker turns in a pleasant if largely predictable fantasy yarn. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL MAIL by Claire Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a patch on Lyn Gardner and Mini Grey's Into the Woods dyad for meta-literary fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Faith Smyth is perfectly ordinary, out of place in her competitive family, with only tiny blue Bus Bear to keep loneliness at bay. Read full book review >

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ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Cordell  Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Stick with older, sing-along versions and enjoy the cartoon (for free) online. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A print rendition of Barker's 1988 Oscar-nominated short film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER WORLD by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Of such imaginative complexity and generosity are first-rate fiction made, and Barker keeps on making it about as well as anybody now writing."
"Ambivalent relationships" among an embattled extended family whose confusions are mirrored and reshaped by the past are the intriguing matter of this eighth by the Booker-winning British author of, most recently, the Regeneration trilogy. Read full book review >

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LIFE OF EVEL by Stuart Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Keen and compassionate."
Comprehensive, satisfying biography of the self-proclaimed "P.T. Barnum for the modern age." Read full book review >

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HENS DANCING by Raffaella Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Understated but evocative prose makes this lighthearted romance a pleasure to read."
A popular British journalist chronicles a year in the life of an English single mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >

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O CALEDONIA by Elspeth Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, still, this is an interesting debut, with some beautifully lyrical evocations of place and emotion."
A first novel of Brontâan intensity and Gothic nastiness from British writer Barker, who, in telling the story of an irrevocably doomed young woman, indicts Scottish life as well. Read full book review >