Search Results: "Rebecca Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pertinent, you-are-there historical page-turner with a strong moral message."
Gripping re-creation of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LAUGHING DOG by D.C. Burns
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"Take comfort in Burns' big-hearted philosophy."
A woman, her family and her effervescent dog come together to navigate life and love in this surprising story. Read full book review >

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BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"This volume should expand the cult following of a cutting-edge illustrator."
There's nothing funny about high school in this black-and-white comics collection, which should strike a particularly sharp chord among those who endured and survived their adolescent rites of passage in the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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A NEW LEASH ON LOVE by Debbie Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An appealing setup and plot can't overcome dull characterization and lack of sizzle."
A no-kill animal shelter in St. Louis is the setting for a clash between its spunky, bighearted director and a grieving businessman who needs rescue himself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 1993

"Burns renders his blues with an almost unfailing ear, and if he occasionally hits a wrong note (an episode on Jessica Savitch seems unnecessarily mean-spirited), he's redeemed by his sharp observations, comedic timing, and rare self-understanding."
A crisp report, both funny and sad, on the career of a TV-news correspondent. Read full book review >

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THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Burns is an unmissable heir to writers of the peculiar, from Shirley Jackson to Roald Dahl."
A parade of eccentric women retreat into fantasy as they attempt to cure their loneliness. Read full book review >

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JUMP LIKE A FROG! by Kate Burns
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The illustrations, even for the cold-weather penguin, are cheerful and south-of-the-border bright. (Lift-the-flap. 2-5)"
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SNAP LIKE A CROCODILE! by Kate Burns
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Burns's highly stylized artwork has immediate visual appeal—and even in its maze-like, dreamy state is a mild introduction to habitats. (Lift-the-flap. 2-5)"
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