Search Results: "Ros Barber"


BOOK REVIEW

DEVOTION by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Barber's sensational premise delivers an unexpectedly piercing exploration of loss and different kinds of faith."
In a novel that examines the divide between skepticism and religion, Barber (The Marlowe Papers, 2012, etc.) uses the sweeping ideas of faith and science to delve into the story of a man struggling with the ever incomprehensible force of grief. Read full book review >

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THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Lush, inspired and provocative, this spellbinding dossier conjures up a bewitching Marlowe."
What if Kit Marlowe wasn't really killed in a tavern brawl? What if he escaped and became the secret scribe of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets? Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIRY by Ros Asquith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"May not end complaining altogether, but it's sure to get a lot of laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhymed and subversively, hilariously funny, this British import might well spark discussion while amusing mightily. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2005

"Moments of undeniable power punctuate a sometimes disordered narrative."
First-book author Barber recalls the suicide of one boyhood friend, the disintegration of another, his own experiences working with the homeless, mentally handicapped and mentally ill—and wonders why he's been able to emerge from the tangled wood and others have not. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen  Barber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An interesting effort to critique society in this age of unfettered access to other people's stories."
A young woman makes a great deal of effort to distance herself from her past only to have it reawakened by a podcast. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TREASURE OF LITTLE SNORING by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Flashes of wit notwithstanding, the gross is shoveled in with such vigor that even readers who revel in such stuff may weary. (Adventure. 9-11)"
An intrepid lad and his smart-girl best friend repel a pair of particularly putrid pirates in this unbridled farce. Read full book review >

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KICKOFF! by Tiki Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Includes a glossary of football terms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old twins Tiki and Ronde Barber live with their single mother and play football as often as possible. Read full book review >

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RED ZONE by Tiki Barber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"And with ninth grade still ahead for the Barbers, more volumes are likely in the works. (Fiction. 8-12)"
There's no modesty going to waste here as the Barber twins star as themselves in another in their series of football hero tales. Read full book review >

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GAME DAY by Tiki Barber
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Lots of great football talk and Root's rich colors of amber, green and deep blue bring the field to life. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Kids who have played any sport in a vital but unsung capacity will identify with this second outing from the Barbers, twin professional football players. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"While it's fascinating to watch Clinton's infamous powers of seduction (and equally infamous need for toadies and hangers-on) in action, it still doesn't justify a work for which the material simply isn't there."
A professor's seduction by President Clinton. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Difficult but rewarding look at a side of history with which many readers will be unfamiliar."
An exhaustive study of how a series of remnants of early religion lie at the roots of European folk dance. Read full book review >