Books by Annie Barrows and Complete Book Reviews

Annie Barrows. Dial, $28 (512p) ISBN 978-0-385-34294-0
Barrows (co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) turns her attention to a small town in West Virginia during the Great Depression. Macedonia is the kind of town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Into this insular
Annie Barrows, Author . Bloomsbury $15.95 (224p) ISBN 978-1-59990-132-9
Not only is 11-year-old Miri a middle child, but she's stuck between two sets of twins, neither of which will let Miri tag along as they explore the nooks and crannies of the family's new house. Good thing Miri has a wild imagination to...
Annie Barrows. Greenwillow, $17.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-266823-3
Fifteen-year-old best friends Charlotte and Frankie believe that their lives are hopelessly dull compared to those of the characters in most of the YA literature they read. As if to prove her point, Char decides to write a novel based on their day-to
Annie Barrows, Author, Sophie Blackall, Illustrator , illus. by Sophie Blackall. Chronicle $14.95 (113p) ISBN 978-0-8118-4903-6
Barrows's debut children's book energetically kicks off a series about two seemingly unlikely pals, just right for kids moving on from beginning readers. Bean's mother suggests that she play with Ivy, the new girl across the street, "
Mary Ann Shaffer, Author, Annie Barrows, Author . Dial $22 (288p) ISBN 978-0-385-34099-1
The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume “Izzy Bickerstaff”) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its...
Mary Ann Shaffer, Author, Annie Barrows, Author, Paul Boehmer, Read by , read by Paul Boehmer, Juliet Mills and others. Random House Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-6843-5
Shaffer's debut novel, written with her niece Barrow, is an original account of one writer's relationship with a member of a unique book club formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. With
Annie Barrows, illus. by Leo Espinosa. Chronicle, $17.99 (44p) ISBN 978-1-4521-6337-6
As a child narrator, portrayed with light brown skin, muses on what things humans are “like,” the whole world is delightfully up for grabs. People, the kid posits, are not at all like tin cans (“If you open up our lids, nothing good happens”), a...
Annie Barrows, illus. by Sam Ricks. Putnam, $13.99 (144p) ISBN 978-1-9848-1330-5
“All of us do things we wish we hadn’t done” begins this lively illustrated series opener about Iggy Frangi, a mischievous, good-hearted nine-year-old who frequently lands himself in trouble and only sometimes regrets it. The omniscient narrator...
Annie Barrows, illus. by Nancy Lemon. Chronicle, $17.99 (44p) ISBN 978-1-4521-6336-9
John Marco is a vivid reporter on the world around him. He’s just seen a large grasshopper with eyes “all black and bulgy,” he tells his four older siblings, “and I could hear it chew, like this, ch-ch-ch.” But because he’s little, “nobody listened,”
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