Search Results: "James Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A scintillating foray into 'what makes something collectible, valuable, and enduring.'"
The biography of a very special stamp. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Barron's re-creation of the speech, manner, and innermost feelings of her heroine is uncannily on target, but the byzantine plotting and huge canvas of characters—some pedestrian, some intriguing—will be best appreciated by patient Austen aficionados."
Third in a series adopting the era, voice, and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Man of the Cloth, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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JANE AND THE CANTERBURY TALE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Barron writes charmingly in the style of Jane Austen while providing a leisurely exploration of murder and local society in a gothic tale that's more than equal to Jane's earlier cases.

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The joys of a marriage are eclipsed by the horror of murder. Read full book review >

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JANE AND HIS LORDSHIP’S LEGACY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Exquisitely leisurely, with time for whist, tea, strolls across the lawn, church homilies, digressions on those 'too high in the instep,' and plenty for Jane's banker brother and treasure-hunting mother to do, leaving her to savor her lover's papers."
Hampshire, July 1809. An eighth adventure awaits Jane Austen at Chawton Cottage. Read full book review >