Search Results: "Juliet Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIET by Anne Fortier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"The promising premise bogs down too often in repetition and excess verbiage."
In Fortier's debut, the rights to which have been sold in 29 territories around the world, a descendant of Juliet goes to Italy to search for her Romeo. Read full book review >

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WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A triumph—it's hard to imagine anyone else ever again getting quite this close to the Brontës."
A massive, almost certainly definitive biography that both demystifies and restores one of England's most legendary literary families. Read full book review >

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AGINCOURT by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2006

"Like a Welsh archer: hits the mark more often than not."
Henry V leads the English to a stunning victory over a vastly superior French force at Agincourt in 1415. Read full book review >

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THE BRONTES by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Peculiar, even by the often weird standards of Brontâ scholarship."
An unconvincing attempt to rehabilitate Reverend Patrick Brontâ and son Branwell at the expense of Branwell's famous sisters, Charlotte and Emily. Read full book review >

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JULIET, NAKED by Nick Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"Few can match the muted humor, lingering poignancy and depth with which Hornby (A Long Way Down, 2005, etc.) limns his forgivably human characters."
British woman finds herself in an intimate e-mail relationship with the obscure '80s rock star her music-obsessed ex idolizes. Read full book review >

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PLAYING JULIET by Joanne Stewart Wetzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An earnest and creditable effort that will resonate with thespians both young and old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you are a (nearly) teenage aspiring actress, sometimes it feels like "all the world's a stage," but Beth Sondquist's favorite stage is about to be repossessed. Read full book review >

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SAVING JULIET by Suzanne Selfors
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, exciting and useful for teachers, too. (Fiction. YA)"
What at first seems to be another you-don't-really-want-to-be-a-star plot breaks out into an almost-historical, almost time-travel fantasy surrounding Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An uneven combination of Shakespeare and the supernatural. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shakespeare's famous teenage lovers are re-imagined as immortal enemies in this convoluted and occasionally gruesome update of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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MY JULIET by John Ed Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Bradley's best yet, and an encouraging sign that he's finally starting to put it all together."
The steamy ambience of suburban New Orleans tartly flavors this latest (following Smoke, 1994, etc.) of Bradley's wistfully comic portrayals of likable losers and the hardhearted women who rev up, then clog their engines. Read full book review >