Search Results: "Shelby Bach"


BOOK REVIEW

BACH by John Eliot Gardiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An erudite work resting on prodigious research and experience and deep affection and admiration."
A celebrated conductor of baroque music debuts with an examination of Bach's compositions, descriptions of various works and some inferences about the genius who created them. Read full book review >

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SHELBY by Pete McCormack
Released: June 1, 1994

"McCormack's philosophical stance is refreshing; one hopes he will continue honing his craft."
A genuine, sometimes harrowing coming-of-age saga by a young Canadian writer. Read full book review >

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OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying conclusion to a sword-and-sorcery series with a feminist fairy-tale twist. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Finally 14, Rory Landon gets to complete her own tale, taking on the Snow Queen and all her evil allies with the help of her classmates at the Ever After School. Read full book review >

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OF GIANTS AND ICE by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy will appeal particularly to imaginative readers already familiar with traditional tales. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
On an expedition to steal a giant's coins, hen and harp, Rory Landon discovers that she is destined for a special role in fairy-tale history. Read full book review >

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REINVENTING BACH by Paul Elie
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"The author's passion, thorough research and imaginative heart produce one revelation after another."
The author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own (2003) returns with a tour de force about Johann Sebastian Bach and a description and assessment of the recordings that have made his work an essential part of our culture. Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff. (Mystery. 9-11)"
A modern Sherlock Holmes retelling brings an 11-year-old black John Watson into the sphere of know-it-all 9-year-old white detective Shelby Holmes. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Charming and funny, this winning adventure also finds time for its middle school sleuths to develop real maturity. (Mystery. 9-11)"
John Watson's known minisleuth Shelby Holmes for only three weeks, but he already knows sixth grade will be significantly enlivened with Shelby's cases to solve. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF LAND IN SHELBY by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

Plowing through years of accumulated resentments and frustrations within a Vermont family, second-novelist Alberts (Tempting Fate, 1987) touches every grim aspect of backwoods New England reality as the offspring of a damaged marriage grow up in the shadow of their mistreatment as children. Read full book review >

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FROM BACTERIA TO BACH AND BACK by Daniel C. Dennett
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Anyone interested in modern theories of the mind and consciousness has to reckon with Dennett. This book, dense but accessible, is as good a place as any to start."
The dean of consciousness-raising consciousness-explaining returns with another cleareyed exploration of the mind. Read full book review >

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THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY by Jay Tolson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Despite shortcomings in the editorial packaging, the letters provide a fascinating window into a lifelong friendship and the writing life."
Tolson marshals a more comprehensive selection of the 1948-90 correspondence excerpted in his Percy biography, Pilgrim in the Ruins (1992). Read full book review >