Search Results: "Ann Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

LEADEN SKIES by Ann Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Disjointed and clichéd."
Saloonkeeper Inez Stannert sorts out trouble at the cathouse in her third Western adventure (Iron Ties, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT GOLD BUYS by Ann Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Once again, the fifth from Parker (Iron Ties, 2013, etc.) is much better history than mystery, drawing the reader into the stunning beauty and harsh realities of life in 1880s Colorado."
A feuding couple returns to Colorado only to become embroiled in several murders. Read full book review >

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MERCURY'S RISE by Ann Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Though the meandering mystery won't tax your brain, Parker remains worth reading for the historical detail and the descriptions of a stunning area of Colorado."
In her fourth adventure (Leaden Skies, 2008, etc.), Inez Stannert, a partner in the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, finds 1880 Colorado no more receptive to a woman of independent spirit. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mechanical-avian friendship is an endearing one. Read full book review >

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MISSILE MOUSE by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Intelligent space opera and a realistically rounded hero will have young fans of the future demanding the next volume. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
When his mission to recover an ancient star compass goes wrong, intrepid Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse finds himself saddled with a partner. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though captioned by one-liners that don't always seem to be addressed to children ('4 bunnies finding love in the shade' being the most obvious example), this recalls the art of Elisa Kleven for visual exuberance, and makes a promising young-audience debut. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Positively dancing with fanciful flowers rendered in bright, broadly brushed watercolor, this showcases a textile designer's art with successive scenes of small creatures, from "1 cat purring in the garden" to "10 butterflies flitting among the flowers." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Parker follows a professor's advice to 'write it the same way you would tell it'—but his approach to the narrative, hopscotching from here to there and back again, isn't nearly as powerful as the story he has to tell."
There's an inspirational life story within this graphic memoir of a frequently incarcerated junkie who belatedly earned an MFA from Columbia University's prestigious creative writing program, but the framing and pacing of the narrative fall short of the material's potential. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Detailed index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Carefully organized and comprehensive, a visual introduction to living things—from life's basic chemicals to plant and animal structures and processes and the cycles in nature. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1944

"512 pages, in compact pocket form."
One critic is quoted as saying, "I can imagine no more intoxicating experience than to be reading Dorothy Parker for the first time". Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"Intriguing concept, incomplete execution."
An introduction to natural history with a hint of Genesis thrown in. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1992

"And Parker's prose can be just as cloying. (Forty photographs- -not seen.)"
Parker, a Natchez, Mississippi, caterer and eye-batting food writer, is aware that Southern cooking currently ranks high in both fashion points and nutritional no-nos; hence, her attempt to devise more healthful versions of traditional foods and dishes. Read full book review >