Search Results: "Richard Bradford"


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MARTIN AMIS by Richard Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Just serviceable. Readers interested in all things Amis will want to refer to the roman à clef The Information and anxiously await an autobiography."
Indifferently written bio of "the best prose stylist in English…in the closing decades of the last and the opening of this century." Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 17, 2001

"Fans of Amis's work will enjoy Bradford's literary detection and unadorned, jargon-free style."
Solid, well-written biography that sheds new light on the life and work of the famed British novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

"A remarkable look—consistently observant, thoughtful, and frank—by a remarkable American family at a turbulent time in African history: Pioneer writing at its best. (Photos)"
A poignant and candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier, by members of an American family, including its head, legendary war hero and adventurer Frederick Russell Burnham (author of the noted memoirs Scouting on Two Continents). Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Steer readers to Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) for its more richly developed characters and vivid, better-integrated picture of medieval life. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A harsh, patchy tale of the first Crusade. Read full book review >

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TRINITY FIELDS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Morrow's poetic prose, the stark emotions it reveals, and the effortless interweaving of personal and political themes give his novel a simple grandeur. (35,000 first printing; author tour)"
Morrow (The Almanac Branch, 1991, etc.) situates a fragile story of friendship within an imposing political conflict to create a classic American tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >

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THE UNINNOCENT by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"The eeriness of these stories grows overly familiar, but there's no question Morrow knows how to conjure a mood."
A set of neo-Gothic tales that seek out the line between sanity and madness in modern suburbia. Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Chris Bradford
ADVENTURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Despite the website hype, this is a commonplace James Clavell knockoff for kids. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1611, 12-year-old British sailor Jack Fletcher's ship is attacked by ninjas, and the entire crew, including Jack's father, the ship's pilot, are killed. Read full book review >

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The Witch-Fiddler by Deborah Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Predictable but nonetheless engaging."
Inspired by Celtic mythology, Bradford's debut fantasy novel follows its title character from unhappy childhood through the evolution of her powers as a caillagh (witch).Read full book review >

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THE ALMANAC BRANCH by Bradford Morrow
Released: June 1, 1991

"Plotted for maximum tease value to entice the reader on this convoluted journey but offering too little rewardperhaps because there's not enough substance to this particular rich and neurotic family."
Morrow's teasing, psychologically dense second novel (after Come Sunday, 1988)about the neurotic lives of a rich American familybetrays its early promise in favor of endless literary avant-garde posturing. Read full book review >