Search Results: "Brian A Tucker"


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AN ESSENTIAL DECEPTION by Brian A Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A truly impressive thriller debut in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code."
In this sprawling international thriller, an ancient secret society seeks domination over Western governments. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Uneven but engaging."
A fast-paced but disjointed debut about the 2002 coup against Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISED LAND by Brian A. Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An original concept that yields a commendable, approachable reworking of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures."
An ambitious reordering of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A vivid history of 'the collaboration and integration of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peoples of the Mediterranean that laid the foundation for the modern world.'"
A dramatic review of Mediterranean history in the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

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PORKELIA by Lindy Tucker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Though her tale of a stage-struck swine runs out of steam for a bit in the middle, Porkelia is a plucky piggie with her eyes on the prize who'll inspire people—not to mention pigs—with stars in their eyes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Porkelia used to enjoy a good wallow in the mud, but her unfulfilled dreams of showbiz are bringing her down. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Kerry Tucker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1993

"Messy complications—it's really a juicy secret—are hoarded until the very last minute; not even engaging Libby can overcome the resulting imbalance between leisurely sleuthing and suddenly torrential returns."
After a visit to her long-distance boyfriend Dan Sikora back in Ohio, photojournalist Libby Kincaid (Still Waters, Cold Feet) promises Dan's old girlfriend Pam Bates that she'll return to investigate her stepmother Lydia Butcher's sudden strange behavior—refusing to leave her house, spending hardly any of her money—in exchange for an exclusive interview with Lydia's reclusive, newly famous sister Mavis Skye Nihiser, 80-something author of homespun bestseller The Tree of Life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2011

"Conceding that these experiments produced no useful knowledge, Tucker successfully presents them as a vivid historical controversy foreshadowing the current furor over cloning, in which advocates predict miraculous cures while opponents see a perverted tampering with nature."
Lurid and often gruesome scientific history of blood transfusions in 17th-century France and England. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE DRIEST SEASON by Neely Tucker
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"The resilient lilt to Tucker's writing allows him, and the reader, to negotiate even the direst moments without despondency."
Debut memoir by Washington Post staffer Tucker describes his attempt with his wife to adopt a sick and abandoned child, setting their saga against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's social disintegration. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A wild haymaker for the masses, perhaps, but a knockout read for capes-and-cowls aficionados."
A smart, blow-by-blow narrative of the sometimes-friendly, often bitter rivalry between corporate comic-book behemoths. Read full book review >