Search Results: "Brooke Parkhurst"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An exciting, essential volume that delivers on every front."
Based on the premise that newlyweds often don't have a clue how to use their wedding-registry kitchen-ware, this scrumptious debut cookbook tackles the ins and outs of cooking as a couple. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BROOKE STREET by Neil Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

In his debut novel, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1991), Bartlett explored contemporary gay themes in a shadowy fable-like setting. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"From a macabre 'Gingerbread Man' to the popular 'The Red Satin Ribbon,' these spine-tinglers will have storytellers of all kinds jumping at the chance to tell their favorites. (Folklore. 10 & up)"
From the African-American tale of "Johnny and the Dead Man's Liver" to the Civil War ghost story of "One Lace Glove," this anthology of 20 scary stories is—well, really scary! Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Carolyn Parkhurst
Released: June 13, 2006

"Given the high-concept premise, Parkhurst (The Dogs of Babel, 2003) has avoided the pitfall of simply engineering a joyride, and written a funny second novel that surpasses her first."
Twelve contestants on a round-the-world scavenger hunt compete for reality-TV fame and a million-dollar jackpot. Read full book review >

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HARMONY by Carolyn Parkhurst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Suspenseful, moving, and full of inspiration and insight about parenting a child with autism."
A couple driven to desperation by the challenges of raising an extraordinary 13-year-old and her younger sister moves off the grid with a charismatic parenting guru. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS OF BABEL by Carolyn Parkhurst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2003

"A compelling idea fizzles out into anticlimactic detail."
A workmanlike, confusedly titled debut about the death of a morbid young wife. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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COOKING WITH HENRY AND ELLIEBELLY by Carolyn Parkhurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Resplendently warm and lively with a retro feel. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Today's showcase recipe is "raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbequed banana bacon," but can a festive cooking show thrive with an opinionated toddler involved? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A well-balanced narrative of varied humanity, captured in their simultaneously glorious and worrisome diversity."
An in-depth narrative of social science by a journalist immersed in an unusual Brooklyn high school. Read full book review >

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UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

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MORAL MINORITY by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Because the author blasts George W. Bush and others who, in her view, wish to introduce more religion into government, Allen's work—substantial and scholarly as it is—will appeal principally to those with more moderate or liberal religious and political views."
As men of the Enlightenment, the Founding Fathers were not conventionally religious; they did not want the United States to be a "Christian nation." Read full book review >