Search Results: "Beth Pollock"


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THE WITCH OF BLOOR STREET by Beth Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Because Maggie is a particularly innocent sixth grader, readers as young as third grade can enjoy this window into the middle-school world and will hope to have friends like Magnolia and Sasha. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm honestly not sure how I ended up outside with a ladder, a cat, and a bag of road salt." Read full book review >

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PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

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The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT JACKSON POLLOCK by John Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Intellectually dazzling, emotionally chilly, and bound to provoke."
Nine intriguing debut pieces explore the point where art and life intersect—or collide—in the lives of artists, performers and movie characters. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Larry Pollock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Shot through with personal and often underdeveloped pieces, this collection nevertheless has tender spirit to share. "
A somewhat random collection of free verse and short prose reflections with a Midwestern flair. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"A significant contribution to American beaux arts."
Journalist Pollock's sound, informative first book pursues the success story of a Russian émigré who translated her failure to become a painter into a lively business making American art worthy of view and sale. Read full book review >

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THE CITY'S SON by Tom Pollock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Ultimately, the density of this series opener pays off; the countless little details culminate in a satisfying resolution with no destined heroes, only individuals struggling along the best they can. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
A graffiti artist finds purpose in this most urban of urban fantasies. Read full book review >

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THREAT CASE by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 1991

"Meanwhile, there are some amusing vice-presidential jokes."
A Special Forces veteran leads the search for his archenemy to stop him before he assassinates the Presidentin the latest exercise in military and police gadgetry and techniques from Pollock (Crossfire, Centrifuge, Mission M.I.A.). Read full book review >

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GOERING'S LIST by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1993

A tough-as-nails Delta Force vet who freelances for the CIA teams up with a Mossad lovely to hunt down a ruthless terrorist known only as Dieter in a twisty, to-the-ends-of-the-earth technothriller from Pollock (Threat Case, 1991; Payback, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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KITCHENER by John Pollock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An engaging narrative that brings the colorful, late-Victorian military and political world vividly to life. (maps, illustrations, and photos)"
A biography of the complicated soldier who transformed Great Britain's military from a late-Victorian fighting club into a modern army. Read full book review >