Search Results: "Rebecca Behrens"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE by Rebecca Behrens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An appealing journey and a fascinating life. (bibliography) (Fiction. 9-12)"
This charming debut brings Alice Roosevelt to life when 13-year-old "first daughter" Audrey finds Alice's century-old diary and turns to it for advice. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND by Rebecca Behrens
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"This blend of history with mystery and fantasy with realism is a good find indeed. (author's note, historical notes) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke becomes an engaging backdrop for a preteen experiencing her own losses. Read full book review >

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CARRY ME by Peter Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"There's no doubt about Behrens' talent, but the tragic romance at the novel's center doesn't equal the power of his sobering meditations on the fragility of human decency."
Behrens (The O'Briens, 2011, etc.) again casts his searching eye over the interaction of history and personal destiny, following two families from Edwardian England to Nazi Germany.Read full book review >

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THE JANISSARY FILE by Gerhard Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2007

"An intelligent novel that creates a sense of nostalgia for the recent yet sadly distant past."
A subtle mystery of culture and manners set in Egypt in the early 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST by Andy Behrens
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"Dog lovers will appreciate the canine-take-all theme, and all readers will appreciate the gentle humor and root for Kevin. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Torpid 12-year-old Kevin Pugh, son of a gung-ho former football pro, and his even more sluggish beagle, Cromwell, are galvanized into activity when they watch a dog-agility competition on television. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WAY by Andy Behrens
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"The ending is impossibly neat and depth of character isn't happening here, but girls will be cheering Felicia on, and boys, 'exiled on the wrong side of puberty' with Ian, will laugh at how well he's inside their heads, and their shorts. (Fiction. YA)"
The pun in the title is a pretty good indication of the direction of this giggle-out-loud first novel. Read full book review >

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NONE BUT THE DEAD AND DYING by Ellen Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Behrens creates a mood with undeniable skill, the town feels whole and convincing, but fewer Winesburgian characters and a less well-used take on matters in general might have served this narrative well."
First-novelist Behrens, who grew up Clyde, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson's model for Winesburg, goes for a modern-day Our Town effect in this disjointed but promisingly evocative debut. Read full book review >

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THE O'BRIENS by Peter Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Behrens is an effective storyteller, but his idiosyncratic vision is not yet fully formed."
Spanning 60 years, this chronicle of an Irish-Canadian family is the second novel from the Canadian Behrens (The Law of Dreams, 2006). Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF DREAMS by Peter Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"The author vividly imagines his period, but not his characters, who are little more than fate-buffeted puppets."
Irish paupers flee famine and pestilence in screenwriter Behrens's grim first novel. Read full book review >

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EVA'S TREETOP FESTIVAL by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"New readers need lots of choices, and this series promises to fill a niche for them. Keep flapping, Eva! (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Eva the owl chronicles 11 days in her life in the first in the Owl Diaries series for emerging readers. Read full book review >

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BOB AND FLO by Rebecca Ashdown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo…and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the first day of preschool, a bucket becomes the catalyst for a wonderful new friendship. Read full book review >

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GIRAFFE MEETS BIRD by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Sincerely sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The unlikeliest of friendships grows, baby step by baby step. Read full book review >