Search Results: "Linda Tarrant-Reid"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much attention to detail in this handsome volume. (notes, bibliography, art credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This handsome, engaging study of African-American history brings to light many intriguing and tragically underreported stories. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT CAGE by Bert Tarrant
Released: March 19, 2011

"Outlandish but exciting entertainment for fans of technology, geopolitics and even romance."
A teenager-against-the-world techno-thriller about a young Alaskan hacker and his battle with Russia after a nuclear strike on the United States. Read full book review >

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Living while Dying by Donna Tarrant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2014

"An ultimately triumphant chronicle of faith, sustained and deepened by tragedy."
A woman's faith helps her to cope with her diagnosed terminal illness in this debut devotional memoir. Read full book review >

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FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

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TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

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CHINA GOLD by John Tarrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Slick period thriller."
Crooked colonial cops snatch a fortune in Hong Kong gold before the Japanese can get their hands on it—in the latest from WW II thriller specialist Tarrant (The Clauberg Trigger, 1979, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWEET 16 TO LIFE by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers clamoring for more. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Chanti Evans is back in another episode of street-smart crime-solving in the Langdon Prep series. Read full book review >

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THE TOKELOSH MAN by Alan Reid
Released: June 7, 2011

"At times incoherent and simplistic, but extremely entertaining and a complete break from the formulaic crime thriller."
A compelling, rambling novel about a lifelong rivalry between a disciplined teacher and members of a murderous outlaw biker gang who fight battles from the sunny South African coast to the damp tube stations of England. Read full book review >

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COYOTE by Catherine Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"Casts a fresh eye on the new canid in the neighborhood. (Line drawings)"
An appreciative piece of literary natural history chronicling the emergence of an eastern coyote population. Read full book review >

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PRETEND WE ARE LOVELY by Noley Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In prose that ambulates between stark, hallucinatory, fuddled, and chewy according to the guiding character's point of view, Reid masterfully denies her novel the impulse to solve its characters' problems, leaving the reader with the brutal task of lingering within their experience."
In Reid's debut novel, a family must navigate the secret currents of guilt, obsession, loss, and—most dangerous of all—hope in this pitch-perfect examination of two Southern seasons in 1982. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Woolf's life, Reid's try for psychological insight here often reads like a psychiatrist's report. (60 illustrations, not seen)"
This year's newest contribution to the Bloomsbury collection is another rather lugubrious biography of Virginia Woolf, with special attention paid to her relationships with the painter and critic Roger Fry and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell. ``How on earth does one explain madness and love in sober prose with dates attached?'' Woolf asked in her diary, while at work on her biography of Fry. Read full book review >