Search Results: "Randi Barrow"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING ZASHA by Randi Barrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This effort will especially appeal to readers of Saving Zasha, but those who enjoy historical fiction will also find it to be an engaging read. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In a prequel to Saving Zasha (2011), Barrow provides a mildly harrowing depiction of life in Russia during World War II. Read full book review >

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SAVING ZASHA by Randi Barrow
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A highly engaging and ultimately hopeful animal story with a strong sense of time and place. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In an evocatively realized post-World War II Russia, as some of the severe hardships of war are receding, 13-year-old Mikhail, his older brother, younger sister and mother are suddenly faced with a new peril when they decide to keep a beautiful female German shepherd after its owner dies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2008

"A labor of love of great value to Yankees fans and hard-core baseball junkies, but not too many others."
Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTING RANDI by David P. Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A sterling debut from a talented writer."
A troubled coed demolishes a professor's carefully arranged life in this engrossing tale of mad love. Read full book review >

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PIG IN A BARROW by Bert Kitchen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"For admirers of Kitchens's splendid Animal Alphabet (1984), a disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As in Gorilla, Chinchilla (1990), some rather inane verse (``The hen in a bucket/Watches her chick,/Who's learning to balance—/A difficult trick'') serves to caption some odd pairings, in this case of animals and their containers. Read full book review >

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A BARROW BOY'S CADENZA by Pete Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"All credit to Adams (Irony in the Soul, 2013, etc.) for his fertile imagination but not for knowing when his muddle of bathroom jokes, sentimentality, slap and tickle, violence, and Jane Austen quotations gets tiresome."
A third adventure for an aging cockney copper and his colorful colleagues. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO LOVED TORNADOES by Randi Davenport
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2010

"A gripping memoir of motherly love and absolute devotion."
The chronicle of a mother's increasingly desperate fight to preserve her son's sanity. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN ELEPHANT? by David Barrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Younger audiences will be screaming 'There it is!' from the get-go. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small child plays hide-and-seek with a surprisingly elusive (except to viewers) elephant. Read full book review >

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THE END OF ALWAYS by Randi Davenport
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"It's an accurate commentary about the times that, sadly, may still apply behind the closed doors of many households today."
Set in Waukesha, Wis., at the turn of the 20th century, this is a gritty yet hopeful tale about a young woman determined to escape her family's legacy of abuse. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU by Rebecca Barrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"This compelling, closely observed debut charts its appealing characters' difficult journey with clarity and honesty. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Audrey's grateful for the life her teen birth mother gave her with a loving adoptive mother; 17 years later, Audrey, confused and fearful of making the wrong choice, must deal with her own unplanned pregnancy. Read full book review >

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ON THE RUN WITH MARY by Jonathan Barrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Whether the book comes off as mad satire or just sickening juvenilia, Barrow suggests a writer who might in time have joined the ranks of William Burroughs, William Kotzwinkle, or John Kennedy Toole."
This crude, nightmarish picaresque describes the gross adventures of a teenage boy and a talking dachshund named Mary as they travel in and around London. Read full book review >