Search Results: "Sarah Bird"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOKOTA OFFICERS CLUB by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2001

"Bernie is an original with her own voice, a believably awkward mix of sassy attitude and breathless insights, but she marches too much in lockstep with her creator's overly schematic plotting. Like everyone else, she's under orders."
A military brat recalls the summer she finally made the break from Mom, Dad, and the Brass—in a fifth appearance for the author of The Mommy Club (1991), etc. Read full book review >

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THE GAP YEAR by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Disappointing. Wit and feistiness collapse into cotton candy."
The daughter's side of the story, told in parallel with her mother's, fills in the gaps in a smart, soft-centered, strung-out tale of parental stand-off and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND SCHOOL by Sarah Bird
Released: March 22, 1989

This tongue-in-cheek foray into the world of Texan romance writers has a problem: some of the book reads like a romance novel itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOMMY CLUB by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 1991

"A wonderful take, placing Bird squarely among the best of Texas writers."
Bird (Alamo House, 1986; The Boyfriend School, 1986) outdoes herself with this hilarious, deadpan account of a Texan artist's attempt at surrogate motherhood-a warm, wise, and witty comedy by an author who's finally his her stride. Read full book review >

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HOW PERFECT IS THAT by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2008

"Jolly ho-down spoiled by sermonizing."
Addled Texas socialite hits rock bottom. Read full book review >

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ABOVE THE EAST CHINA SEA by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"An admirable study of war's impact on and legacy in an underdiscussed place."
The devastating Battle of Okinawa looms large in the lives of two young women—one who lived through the carnage, another who is absorbing its spiritual aftereffects. Read full book review >

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VIRGIN OF THE RODEO by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Mommy Club'' fans—but it's probably safe to say that no one's ever invented a rodeo gal like this before."
The author of The Mommy Club (1991), etc., ventures deep into farcical territory with a Pecos-Bill-style tale—about a Texas misfit who joins the rodeo to find her long-lost father. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMENCO ACADEMY by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2006

"Funny and beautifully structured to create anticipation and suspense, with lush moments of romance and a surprisingly sturdy backbone."
The author of five previous novels (The Yokota Officers Club, 2001, etc.) that center around romance, friendship, career, art, motherhood and personal appearance here writes compellingly of a love triangle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Too many dates, places, itineraries, and gastronomical preferences make for a drabness broken only by the odd sexual liaison. (211 halftones, 1 map, 14 color illus.)"
A collective biography of painters, art critics, and writers who evolved from a tight-knit company of Cambridge friends to form the Bloomsbury group—with a particular, generally pedestrian, focus on their visits to France between 1910 and 1940. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY SECOND LIFE by Faye Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A page-turning mystery with a spot-on emotional core. (author's note) (Mystery. 14 & up)"
A teen living her second life is haunted by having killed someone in her first. Read full book review >