Search Results: "Richard Beard"


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QUIT OR DIE TRYING by Alison Beard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Smart and strikingly veracious."
A relentless, cautionary chronicle of smoking dependency. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 1996

"Still, an appealing human portrait emerges of one of the nation's most eminent governors."
A hagiographic authorized bio of New Jersey's governor, by her personal friend. Read full book review >

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Wild and wonderful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Near the Mbuno Hills in Africa, a troop of competitive monkeys learn a lesson in creativity from savvy Elephant. Read full book review >

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ME ON THE FLOOR BLEEDING by Jenny Jägerfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A moving, complex and satisfying import. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old goth Maja accidentally cuts off the end of her thumb in class with an electric saw. Read full book review >

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THE BABBS SWITCH STORY by Darleen Bailey Beard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2002

"Surprisingly lighthearted for such a sad story, Ruth Ann's gutsy intensity creates a lively tone and an appealing character. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Basing her story on a real tragedy in the town of Babbs Switch, Oklahoma, Beard enlivens and enlarges events by using 12-year-old Ruth Ann's voice. Read full book review >

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TWISTER by Darleen Bailey Beard
Released: March 10, 1999

"A rousing tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A riveting adventure about an encounter with one of nature's most formidable manifestations. Read full book review >

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IN ZANESVILLE by Jo Ann Beard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2011

"This could be an instruction book for a perceptive teenager. For an adult, it resonates as a bittersweet remembrance of a time when life was more difficult than it should have been."
Angst, and a grudging reconciliation to childhood being left behind, are the heart of this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"For sports junkies fascinated by determined athletes back in the game after near emotional ruin."
Candid though bland memoir of an athlete juggling award-winning aquatic prowess with hobbling insecurities. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Fewer readers will put down Beard's parody—inventive, sophomoric, and finally toothless—unfinished than Bill Clinton's monumentally self-serving biography, but despite a fair quotient of giggles, they're likely to be just as disappointed."
A waggish, hit-or-miss parody that attempts to do for the current administration what The Da Vinci Code did for the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1999

"Interesting and informative, this offers insights into an intricately complex emotional sphere."
A straightforward study of the intricate ties between daughters and their aging mothers. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND POWER by Mary Beard
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An urgent feminist cri de coeur, spot-on in its utterly reasonable plea that a woman 'who dares to open her mouth in public' actually be given a hearing."
Noted classicist and essayist Beard (S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome, 2015, etc.) looks deep into the past and hard at the present to examine the power of women—and more often, their powerlessness—in a world of impatient men. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2003

"Solid storytelling brought to bear on a dusty corner of financial history."
In which a proto-yuppie out of a Tarkington novel gets his comeuppance—sort of. Read full book review >