Search Results: "Julia Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE AUSTEN'S CHARLOTTE by Julia Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Even Austen's wit seems less sparkling and more forced in so trite a setting."
The pseudonymous author of two Jane Austen sequels (The Third Sister, 1996, etc.) here takes up Austen's unfinished manuscript satirizing land speculators and fashionable seaside towns, completing it with period style and dash, though plot developments are less satisfying Austen began The Brothers (better known as Sanditon, the name her survivors gave it) shortly before she died in 1817. Read full book review >

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PRESUMPTION by Julia Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Otherwise, a stylish entertainment that may lead some to the unsurpassable Jane."
A witty, amusing sequel to Pride and Prejudice from the pseudonymous Barrett (in real life, Julia Braun Kessler and Gabrielle Donnelly, Holy Mother, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE THIRD SISTER by Julia Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1996

"Lacking the broad panorama of Austen's social insight and her depiction of provincial life, only the details and many plotting devices remain, leaving, at best, a momentary amusement."
Yet another Jane Austen sequel from the pseudonymous Barrett (Presumption: An Entertainment, 1993), this time continuing the adventures of the Dashwood girls from Sense and Sensibility. Read full book review >

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JULIA DEFIANT by Catherine Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This sequel's every bit as thrilling as Book 1. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A former thief hopes to stop an ancient god from destroying the world. Read full book review >

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DEAR JULIA by Amy Bronwen Zemser
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Bon appetit! (Fiction. 12-16)"
This unconventional coming-of-age story is set largely in the kitchen and peopled by an irresistible cast of eccentric characters. Read full book review >

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RAUL JULIA by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Index; brief chronology; selected filmography; reading list; b&w publicity photos. (Biography. 11-15)"
An appreciation of this versatile Puerto Rican actor, who has appeared in a great variety of plays, films, and television shows; in tragedies, political thillers, romantic comedies—and whatever genre The Addams Family falls into. Read full book review >

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JULIA VANISHES by Catherine Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu's The Rose Society (2015), a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A 16-year-old con artist is tested by the political and supernatural drama she can't avoid. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >

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LOSING JULIA by Jonathan Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Pretty stale stuff, but those perfectly pitched nursing-home scenes linger in the memory."
Former Time journalist Hull's first novel paints a generic portrait of young love and trench warfare, framed by a bracingly unsentimental depiction of old age. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS, JULIA by Marcia Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Still, though some of the early implications are left unexplored, the emotional truths are beautifully underplayed, leaving readers the wrenching task of contrasting Julia's enthusiastic missives with her trail of heartbreak. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Leaving behind her admiring younger sister Jane (15), Julia moves to New York to become a writer. Read full book review >

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JULIA, CHILD by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Intriguing for an adult familiar with the real Julia and perhaps for the perceptive child who will understand that it's not about how old you are, or about what you cook, but about what you bring to the table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mere hint of Julia Child's collaboration with Simone "Simca" Beck informs this look at how following one's passion can require the fearless enthusiasm of childhood. Read full book review >

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JULIA CHILD by Laura Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2007

"Shapiro has, in a brief book, made her subject truly come alive."
Shapiro (Something from the Oven, 2004) offers a vivid biography of the 20th century's leading gourmand. Read full book review >