Search Results: "Lord Burgess"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND IN THE SUN by Harry Belafonte
Released: May 1, 1999

"That I can't wake to the sound of the drum.' (Picture book. 5-9)"
Belafonte and Burgess's charmer of a calypso song is set to Ayliffe's lively, tropics-shimmering, cut-paper collage. Read full book review >

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HALF A CHANCE by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules (2006). (Fiction. 8-12)"
As deceptively quiet in tone as its New Hampshire lakeside setting, this affecting book affirms the power of art as it tackles profound issues of loss, memory, aging, belonging and the inevitability of change. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY 365 by Gabrielle Lord
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the first of a planned 12-book series, one book for each month of the year Callum must survive. (Thriller. YA)"
Callum Ormond is a wanted teen. Read full book review >

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THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >

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SIX EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Drawn in prose at once formal and immediate, the encounters are not quickly forgotten. (Photographs, not seen.)"
The Paris-based author of Giacometti: A Biography (1985) follows his recent remembrance of Picasso's model, Dora and Picasso, with sharply detailed profiles of six other interesting figures. Read full book review >

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ROCK WATER WILD by Nancy Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A protective love story of a place of vast, otherworldly beauty."
Alaska's writer laureate explains how the state sets "the standards for what's loveliest and most necessary in the world." Read full book review >

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AN ANGEL FOR MAY by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
A well-crafted time-travel novel. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH GIANT by Melvin Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"The giant, in her silent relationship with Amy, is a marvelous creation, and the story rockets to its exciting conclusion with a gleaming sense of otherworldliness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A wonderfully cinematic adventure about a small girl and the giant she discovers under a tree, and the reuniting of that giant—only a child herself—with her parents. Read full book review >

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MF by Anthony Burgess
Released: March 1, 1971

"Burgess does something comparable for his claque and other readers with Olympian patience."
The title initials stand first for the hero, Miles Faber, peculiarly orphaned and at twenty ripe for some rite of passage or other. Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 1986

"Forgive him his obtuse remarks."
This collection of nearly 200 short reviews and literary pieces—probably necessarily uneven in quality given the publish-in-haste nature of his book reviewing—demonstrates Burgess' broad learning and also his habitual critical highhandedness. Read full book review >