Search Results: "T.R. Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

A WORLD OF TROUBLE by T.R. Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Only fans of the first need try; likely even some of them will be disappointed. (Adventure. 9-12)"
It's a new semester at Kilter Academy. Trouble's brewing; it's everyone's favorite subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD APPLE by T.R.  Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Perhaps once the series is complete, this will be something to recommend. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Mischief has its rewards, especially at Kilter Academy. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIRROR by T.R. Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Worth a try for fans of the genre, but start with Book 1, Journey into the Flame."
The unexciting middle installment in the author's Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Reid presents an interesting thesis but doesn—t quite convince. (Author tour)"
A readable if superficial analysis of the moral basis of east Asian society. Read full book review >

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CRY ME A RIVER by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"The genius is not in the tale, but in the telling—generous in spirit, deft in design."
Pearson's latest comedy of bad manners (Gospel Hour, 1991, etc.) confirms his status as a master storyteller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Girl Soldier by T.R. Horne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fast-moving tale of a spy who, much like the novel itself, is a little ragged around the edges."
A farm girl enters a world of danger in Horne's (Breaking Mobius, 2013) military thriller.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A reasoned, well-balanced, highly readable account, especially welcome as the national debate over health care gets underway."
A timely survey—filled with important lessons for the United States—of how other nations have created systems that provide universal health care for their citizens. Read full book review >

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POLAR by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"A diverting frolic through Pearson's particular narrative homeland, filled with eccentrics and elaborate anecdotes that will entertain while the tale is, well, gotten on with."
Pearson's ninth outing (after Blue Ridge, 2000) is a gangly ramble: a simple tale about a Virginia ne'er-do-well whose sudden capacity to tell the future makes him helpful in the case of a missing girl. Read full book review >

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TRUE CROSS by T.R. Pearson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The ramblings overtake the journey in short order, but fortunately Pearson knows how to string a tale—just not when to quit."
Another shaggy-dog tale from Pearson (Polar, 2002, etc.), past master of the Southern Gothic. Read full book review >

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A FINE MESS by T.R. Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Though Reid's topic may be anathema to many readers, he makes it relentlessly revelatory and simple to understand."
An exploration of the absurd complexity of the American tax system and an astute comparison to many examples of simpler, effective tax collection by other governments around the world. Read full book review >