Search Results: "Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk"


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OUTSIDE IN by Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Once she gets down to undercover detection, though, Cam seems all stripped down with nowhere to go."
Major drugs are moving through Maryland's Hagerville State Correctional Facility, and the DEA needs a woman inside. Read full book review >

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HOW ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING SAVED MY LIFE by Mameve Medwed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"A sitcom with heart, and a whole lot of fun."
A wimp travels the rocky road to empowerment in the Massachusetts author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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AN EXCESSIVE ALPHABET by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Young puzzle fans will find that this teases their perceptions and taunts their imaginations. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this alphabet book, letter identification is combined with a seek-and-find game. Read full book review >

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DISRUPTION by Chuck Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adrenalized, technology-laden actioner."
Covert operative Jake Pendleton returns to stop a possibly devastating cyberwarfare alliance between North Korea and Iran in Barrett's (Blown, 2015, etc.) latest series thriller. Read full book review >

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RUSH OH! by Shirley Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Yes, there's a lot of whaling talk, but with a narrator reminiscent of Jo March, the sensibility here is more akin to Little Women than Moby-Dick."
While Australian screenwriter Barrett bases her first novel on the story of real-life whaler George "Fearless" Davidson, George's prickly yet endearing daughter Mary is the star. Read full book review >

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A FATAL CHAPTER by Lorna Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"Fans of the series (Book Clubbed, 2014, etc.) will welcome this tenth installment, which fleshes out its weak mystery by continuing to develop the many returning characters."
A fire may have closed Tricia Miles' New Hampshire mystery bookstore, but it can't stop Tricia from her amateur sleuthing. Read full book review >

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DARK OF THE MOON by Tracy Barrett
FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"A world and story both excitingly alien and pleasingly familiar. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Ariadne weaves a new tale in a historically rich reworking of Theseus and the Minotaur. Read full book review >

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THE AIR WE BREATHE by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A marvel of intelligent design, and a truly original cautionary tale, from one of the most interesting and unconventional of all contemporary American writers."
Shadows revealed by X-ray machines and generated by the gathering momentum of World War I darken and enrich the texture of Barrett's demanding, rewarding sixth novel (Servants of the Map, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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PERPETUITY BLUES by Jr. Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Here, events march to an outlandish but persuasive logic: peculiar, curious, engaging."
Barrett's previous novels ran from weightless mysteries (Bad Eye Blues, 1997, etc.) to weighs-a-ton science fiction (Through Darkest America, 1987), so this 15-piece collection, a mad, grim, plausible, off-kilter, sometimes amusing brew, comes as a pleasant surprise. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"You feel she could do full justice to it, or indeed whatever subject she chooses. (Author tour)"
Barrett's impeccably researched and stunningly written tale of a star-crossed Arctic voyage—a logical successor to such earlier fiction as The Forms of Water (1993) and the National Book Award—winning Ship Fever—is, simply, one of the best novels of the decade. Read full book review >