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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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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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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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Drake's Passage by Barrett Richey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2013

"Multifaceted characters and vivid detail make up for moments of implausibility in this taut debut thriller."
A tormented Iraq War vet battles drug smugglers in this high-seas techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"A memoir that has the courage to believe in eternal love, despite the pain."
A memoir from Barrett detailing the "agony and ecstasy" of love, documented through letters. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN DISGUISE by Violeta Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A lighthearted, sincere story of appreciating the simple aspects of life after loss."
In this memoir written in third person, a widowed woman finds comfort and solace from her new relationship with a feline friend. Read full book review >