Category: Barbara’s book reviews

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Book review: Cooper and the Big Apple by Camille and Riley Cohn. Published by Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, Texas. ISBN-13 978162634220-0, $15.95 Cooper the cat sometimes leads with his stomach…

Barbara's book reviews Writing and publishing

Barbara's book reviews

(Book review previously published) Are cacti succulents? Yes, but not all succulents are cacti. That and other questions that might occur to the cactus student are topics in Brian and…

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(Book review originally published in 2008 in a gardening newsletter) Other than botanists, who knew that the yellow columbine was actually a rare plant of Texas? Most gardeners who plant…

Barbara's book reviews Gardening

Barbara's book reviews

(Book review originally published in 2011 in a gardening newsletter) Here’s a gift for gardeners who also happen to be obsessive list-makers: A longtime gardener and teacher advocates list-making. Not just…

Barbara's book reviews Gardening

     The book jacket of Chang-rae Lee’s latest novel is revealing in its lack of detail.      The art on the book’s wrapper depicts a blank face surrounded…

Barbara's book reviews

Barbara's book reviews

     If I were an editorial cartoonist, the picture I would draw to illustrate this book would show Sheryl Sandberg, the author, sitting across a desk interviewing for a…

Barbara's book reviews