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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LEAVING JETTY ROAD by Rebecca Burton
FICTION
Released: June 13, 2006

"Burton paints settings, characters and relationships with a sweet and poignant freshness. (afterword) (Fiction. YA)"
A perceptive, quietly powerful piece about friendship. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"It may with those on the receiving end of bullying, but most likely not with those who are dishing it out. (empowerment resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Burton, the voice behind grrl.com, explains in five chapters the psychology behind "mean girl" behavior, how to deal with it and what can be done to stop it. Read full book review >

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MIXED FOURSOME by M.H. Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2012

"A solidly entertaining, mildly raunchy quartet of golfing capers."
A retired police detective turned wannabe golf professional can hardly find his way to the green without finding a body in Burton's fun mixture of mulligans and mayhem. Read full book review >

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Under The Ashes by Shirley Burton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2013

"A meritorious debut and a sound starting point for a new thriller series."
In Burton's debut thriller, the first of a planned series, an amnesiac who survived a serious car accident tries to piece his life back together—but what he knows may get him killed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 3, 2016

"A much-needed reminder that it's OK, even necessary, for mothers to consider their own needs, in addition to their children's."
A knowledgeable parent dispenses advice to harried mothers who've forgotten how to care for themselves. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE HAPPY by David Burton
Released: April 11, 2017

"A heartfelt, accessible book that strives to break down the stigmas surrounding mental illness with remarkable humor and honesty. (Memoir. 15-adult)"
Australian playwright Burton charts the ups and downs of his anxious adolescence and early 20s in this hilariously candid debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"With its oblique storytelling, crescendo of female empowerment and wrenching ending, this novel establishes Burton as a fresh and impressive voice; book groups in particular will relish it."
A talented new writer of historical fiction evokes 17th-century Amsterdam, the opulent but dangerous Dutch capital, where an innocent young wife must navigate the intrigues of her new household. Read full book review >

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THE MUSE by Jessie Burton
Released: July 26, 2016

"Tidily if dully concluded, this second novel fails to hit the same sweet, wholly integrated spot as its predecessor, but Burton fans will be happy to reunite with her committed storytelling."
A thrilling painting with a mysterious provenance connects two bold young women, one in Civil War Spain, the other in mid-1960s England. Read full book review >

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SAFE HOUSE by Burton Shulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Severely limited in range, but these tales of bleak, misshapen lives do offer a unified worldview—one more than a little familiar to anyone growing up male in America."
Probing men's insecurities with a vengeance, a debut collection of nine stories from Shulman gives a tightly focused but often repetitive view of macho misfiring and emotional turbulence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An engaging overview that, unfortunately, backs away from the deeper questions it raises. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An accessible history of the most glamorous of international awards. Read full book review >