Search Results: "Julie Barlow"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Exceptionally told, a celebration of the lasting influence of la française."
A linguistic quest that charts the development, spread and future of the French language. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SPANISH by Jean-Benoît Nadeau
Released: May 7, 2013

"A useful overview, strong on sociolinguistics, though historical linguists and philologists will find plenty to gainsay."
Pop history of the evolution of the Spanish language and its spread through conquest, commerce and culture. Read full book review >

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BABAYAGA by Toby Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Great reading for a flight to Paris. Just stay away from witches, bathtubs and maybe the Metro once you get there—oh, and spooks, too."
Mix up Mad Men, Russian folklore, James Bond, An American in Paris, Gorky Park and maybe a hint of Franz Kafka, and you get something like, well, this decidedly odd and most entertaining sophomore novel by Barlow (Sharp Teeth, 2008). Read full book review >

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BLUE FUTURE by Maude Barlow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat strident but important call to action."
Blue Planet Project founder Barlow (Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, 2008, etc.) reports on a significant victory in the fight to establish the human right to water but warns that there is much left to do. Read full book review >

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SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"A savory travelogue with insights that go beyond taste and texture."
British gourmand in Spain discovers that the journey is more interesting than the meal—and the meals are good. Read full book review >

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TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

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ALIEN, I by Pamela Barlow
Released: May 23, 2005

"A trick ending-in which the final three quarters of the book is revealed to have been only a (possibly prophetic) dream-cheapens the already broken tale. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Potentially intriguing stylistic choices instead form a knot of incomprehensible prose in this convoluted sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

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A Theory of Nothing by Thomas Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A cheekily ironic takedown of academic adventures in absurdity.
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Barlow's (Between the Eagle or the Dragon, 2013, etc.) debut novel provides a farcical look at the pursuit of junk science in the hallowed halls of the academy.Read full book review >

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From the Corner to the Corner Office by James A. Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2016

"An impassioned, inspiring motivational manifesto."
An African-American man shares his evolution from drug dealer to college-graduate professional, social analysis, and empowerment tips in this debut motivational memoir. Read full book review >

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PASTOR by James Stanley Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2013

"A realistic, engaging account of a pastor from a past era."
Barlow (Appalachia and Beyond, 2005, etc.) reflects on his own experiences as a minister through the fictional eyes of Robert Staten, a progressive pastor. Read full book review >