Search Results: "Fr. Robert Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Not in-depth enough for seasoned Catholics, but provides a pleasant primer for cafeteria Catholics and newcomers to the faith."
An accessible introduction to traditional Catholic teachings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Notable for its window into the thoughts and feelings of an autistic child—and for its gratifyingly happy ending."
An unusual point/counterpoint journal by a mother and her son, chronicling the painful years the son suffered from autism and his remarkable recovery. Read full book review >

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HADRIAN THE SEVENTH by Fr. (Baron Corvo) Rolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Arch, campy, but not as froufrou as Ronald Firbank, Rolfe's mind-boggling tale exists somewhere between reverence and heresy: be grateful it's back."
Rolfe, who was neither a priest nor an aristocrat, though his names might suggest so, was in fact something of a crackpot genius, as Alexander Theroux notes in his new introduction to this eccentric masterpiece, a fantasy of colossal wish fulfillment that shares with Theroux's books a love of baroque sentence structure, a passion for unusual and nonce words, and delight in an orgy of color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A helpful compendium to the heroes of the American Catholic Church."
Part devotional guide, part encyclopedia, Saints and Blesseds of the Americas will find a welcome place on the shelves of a new generation of Catholics. Read full book review >

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SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID by Rex Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bit pedantic, but useful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a happy and strong food pyramid that worked hard to show people what to eat each day." Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF MERLIN by T.A. Barron
Released: March 24, 2015

"Words to live by, trite and larded with sentiment though they be in this particular iteration. (Inspiration. 17 & up)"
A small volume of homilies, spun from a 2013 speech and perfect for a graduate's gift (should pots of money not be an option). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Environmentalist, author of several epic-length fantasies, and founder of an award for heroic young people, Barron invites readers to hike with an international company of heroes drawn from history, literature, and contemporary news reports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREE GIRL by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Forsooth. (Fiction 8-11)"
In this short fantasy novel, nine-year-old Rowanna, who lives in an isolated cottage with an old fisherman she calls Master, longs to learn more about her mother. Read full book review >

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DR. BONES911! by Philip Barron
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2014

"An accessible, eye-opening guidebook to the benefits of chiropractic therapy."
A comprehensive look at the effectiveness of chiropractic care in dealing with a wide array of health problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Who cares? (map, history of Avalon) (Fantasy. 10+)"
When they're written well, classic fantasy motifs give a story richness, archetypal depth, and solid scaffolding—but badly done, they cause only wincing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILTY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Charming, literate and unequaled in its dissection of Regency-era social injustices, with an emphasis on the avenues to solvency and independence available to ruined women (those barques)."
Jane Austen outthinks a Bow Street runner to solve an 1811 murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A treat not just for music-lovers, but for woodworkers, craftsmen and anyone who has ever mourned the passing of grand tradition."
New York Times staff reporter Barron follows a Steinway Model D concert grand piano from warehouse to concert hall. Read full book review >