Search Results: "Julie Berry"


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THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Droll farce yields to intriguing mystery, leaving the seams between them showing. (Farce/mystery. 11-13)"
When an overbearing headmistress and her odious brother drop dead, seven Victorian schoolgirls decide to run their school without adult interference. Read full book review >

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SECONDHAND CHARM by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An entertaining read—guaranteed. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Berry's romantic fantasy teems with action, suspense and a bit of boy-next-door romance. Read full book review >

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality. (Historical thriller. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Judith Finch gradually reveals the horror of her two-year disappearance in a stunning historical murder mystery and romance. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >

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THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"There's also a goat named Dog, who figures mightily in the action and may or may not have a few magicks himself. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A lively, quick, stylish, engaging first novel with some lovely, familiar fairy-tale elements. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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OTHERMOON by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"More substantial and satisfying than it looks. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Readers who've been desperate to learn what happens next to teen shape-shifter Desdemona Grey and her band of Otherkin (2012) will find plenty to enjoy in the action-packed sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"But his insight into the mind of young players, combined with his considerable interviewing skills and charm, will draw in the more casual tennis fan as well."
A former ranked junior player, Berry (Tough Draw: The Path to Tennis Glory, 1992) again brings his expertise to bear on the pro tennis circuit. Read full book review >

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THE MANUAL OF DETECTION by Jedediah Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"Though its nonsense logic eventually lags behind its breakneck pace, Berry's debut is a boldly inventive deconstruction of Cartesian metaphysics, the criminal-justice system and the well-oiled detective story."
An unlikely sleuth anchors an unlikely investigation in Berry's fantastical melding of Kafka, Hitchcock and The Man Who Was Thursday. Read full book review >

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THE POETRY OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS OF RUTHERFORD by Wendell Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Of interest to poetry neophytes and newcomers to Williams' work, less so to seasoned readers."
A personal and critical homage to a giant of American poetry. Read full book review >

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SISTER OF SILENCE by Daleen Berry
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"An engaging though disturbing view of rape and child abuse from a seldom-seen perspective."
The memoir of a woman who married the man who sexually molested her from the age of 13, and her subsequent psychological struggles to be freed from his abuse. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION SONG by Bertice Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A mix indeed."
Inspirational speaker and standup comedian Berry (I'm on My Way but Your Foot Is on My Head: A Black Woman's Story of Getting over Life's Hurdles, not reviewed, etc.) debuts with this spiritual love story. Read full book review >