Search Results: "Kim Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"Fierce, funny and unflinchingly honest."
A memoir of the five years the writer spent reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan after the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL CLIVE BARKER by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Barker's best fiction should be read in its entirety; still, this generous collection offers seductive proof of the redoubtable imaginative power of one of our boldest inventors."
A mega-anthology of (mostly) excerpts from novels and plays by the popular and critically acclaimed horror writer whose increasingly ambitious work keeps pushing against genre boundaries. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF SARAH BARKER by Jane Yolen
Released: May 11, 1981

"For balance, she shows us some Shaker dances and ecstatic celebrations (but without much change in her sober style); and her community includes joyful singers and a compassionate woman leader as well as petty conformists, the unforgiving, self-righteous prig who's the male leader, and the self-punishing Sister Agatha—but the range is as stereotypical as the individual responses."
A predictable novel about two young people raised as Shakers and their inner struggles in breaking away from that strict, celibate life. Read full book review >

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THE BARKER STREET REGULARS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

The Barker Street Regulars ($21.95; Mar. 1; 272 pp.; 0-385-48668-5): That's right: Conant's trademark Malamutes (Stud Rites, 1996, etc.) meet Sherlock Holmes, or the next thing to him, when Rowdy works as a therapy dog for a family so taken with the great man's adventures that they've managed to spawn both a murder and an animal-psychic fraud. Read full book review >

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BOOTSIE BARKER BALLERINA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1997

Bully Bootsie Barker (Bootsie Barker Bites, 1992) returns, this time in the I Can Read series; subtle stereotypes, depicted by a different illustrator (Peggy Rathmann illustrated the original) detract from the humor that made Bootsie a villain readers loved to hate. Read full book review >

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BOOTSIE BARKER BITES by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An entertaining, insightful glimpse into a child's real world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beleaguered small girl recounts her troubles with the daughter of her mother's best friend, who terrorizes her on her frequent visits. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR MR. BARKER by Jessica Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A fairy-tale mashup light as a feather and pretty as a sunny morning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scion of Janet and Allan Ahlberg continues the family tradition with another novelty fractured fairy tale—actually, make that tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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A NEW BARKER IN THE HOUSE by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Focusing more on the challenges of meeting someone who speaks a different language than on adjusting to a new sibling, this latest episode in the Barkers' adventures is a welcome, timely addition to the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Barker family (Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School, 2001) is back, and they're adopting a child. Read full book review >