Search Results: "Rainelle Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROOT WORKER by Rainelle Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2001

"Unconvincing first novel, despite some powerful scenes."
A young African-American grows up under horrendous circumstances in 1960s Detroit. Read full book review >

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BURTON by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Edward Rice's best-selling Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1990). (Eight pages of b&w illustrations, four maps.)"
Graceful, psychologically astute portrait of the enigmatic author/scholar/explorer who was one of the first Christians to enter Mecca, discovered Africa's Lake Tanganyika, and translated such masterpieces as the Kama Sutra and The Arabian Nights. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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BURTON AND STANLEY by Frank O’Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Allen's wide-eyed pen-and-ink caricatures add to the humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A children's book debut by a prolific author of sports stories and westerns. Read full book review >

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THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES by Richard Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A text that thrums with life and assures the rest is not silence."
The inspiring, salacious, sad, materialistic, insecure, arrogant, hilarious and dull ruminations of a most gifted actor. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA LEE BURTON by Barbara Elleman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Although one might wish for a little less gushing and a little more discussion of Burton's influence on subsequent illustrators, the close examination of Burton's own work makes this a valuable contribution to the literature of children's literature. (Biography. Adult/professional)"
A lavishly illustrated biography of the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator is long on discussion of her work and short on life details. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A dramatic, honest, moving narrative of how hard life can get and how one can still overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity to do good in the world."
How one woman finally broke away from a cycle of imprisonment and went on to help hundreds of other women re-enter normal life. Read full book review >

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BURTON AND THE GIGGLE MACHINE by Dorothy Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The impressively industrious characters pursue ideas and feel the thrill of discovery, sending a powerful message that problem solving is hard work that can be both liberating and gratifying. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Professor Savvy has barely finished writing his promise—not to take anyone's invention ever again—100 times (Burton's Zoom Zoom Va-ROOM Machine, 1990) when he's back spying on Burton and his rocket-propelled skateboard. Read full book review >

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GODSENT by Richard Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With its deeper, more sophisticated narrative, classifying Burton's brilliantly imaginative effort as a Da Vinci Code thriller sells it short."
Moving through recent history into the near future, Burton's debut novel finds Kate Skylar certain that God is real. Proof grows in her belly. Read full book review >

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THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by LeVar Burton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"With this wise, above-average debut, Burton is poised to tackle bigger, more ambitious themes. (TV satellite tour)"
Actor Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, etc.) debuts with a novel set in a chaotic 21st-century US, where the assassination of the first African-American president and a disastrous earthquake centered on the New Madrid fault have precipitated social and economic collapse and civil war. Dr. Rene Reynolds has invented the Neuro-Enhancer, a device that helps the body boost its immune system to banish all disease. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >