Search Results: "Robert Barrett"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An elementary steppingstone, but nothing more. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A very simple overview of World War II. Read full book review >

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AN ORDER OF AMELIE, HOLD THE FRIES by Nina Schindler
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Readers know too little about her to either guess or care. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A shallow tale of erstwhile lovers told in letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, and illustration. Read full book review >

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PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"From a skilled psychotherapist, a fine introduction to hypnosis."
As the title indicates, some strange cases turn up in a hypnotherapist's office, and there's a choice assortment of them in this little collection that both entertains and explicates the hypotherapist's art. Read full book review >

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DEAD DOG BLUES by Neal Barrett
Released: June 22, 1994

"But if it's picturesque loonies you're looking for, you've come to the right bin."
The fate of wealthy Texas bully Max Coomer's dog—killed, mounted in a sitting position, and wired for endless tape-recorded barking—would be a lot funnier if it weren't followed by the murder-and-mounting of Max himself, his dead legs churning away in a race for long-past football glory. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"A memoir that has the courage to believe in eternal love, despite the pain."
A memoir from Barrett detailing the "agony and ecstasy" of love, documented through letters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2008

"A unique contribution to war literature."
A collective biography of five shell-shocked veterans of trench warfare. Read full book review >

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THE FORMS OF WATER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Strong currents, clear writing, but a crew of characters that misses the boat."
Barrett (The Middle Kingdom, 1991, etc.) returns with her specialty—a story about the tangled web of a family told in prose that's spun smooth as silk. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN DISGUISE by Violeta Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A lighthearted, sincere story of appreciating the simple aspects of life after loss."
In this memoir written in third person, a widowed woman finds comfort and solace from her new relationship with a feline friend. Read full book review >