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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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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CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

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THE MARSHMALLOW INCIDENT by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The overlong text never really gets past its vaguely Monty Python-esque premise, making it an insufficiently daffy, one-joke Lesson in Cooperation rather than the full-on goof-fest that made the Barretts' earlier book such a favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Timed to coincide with the release of the film of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this unrelated tale from the Barretts is a wan fable about Getting Along, enlivened with a little pale silliness. 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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PINK VODKA BLUES by Neal Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Science-fiction writer Barrett (Through Darkest America, 1987, etc.) gives us his best shot—of wry."
Heavy-drinking Russell Murray can't remember the last day or so—or the name of the girl in his bed when two bruisers come gunning for him and kill her instead. 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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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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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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SHIP FEVER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Marvelous stories, unlike any being written today, by a writer whose continuing growth may well be one of the most interesting literary developments of the '90s."
A brilliant first collection of stories—many set in the historical past, and all concerning varieties of scientific pursuit and discovery—by the author of such well-received novels as The Middle Kingdom (1991) and The Forms of Water (1993). Read full book review >