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. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

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UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned."
Shields reflects on the protective—and stifling—relationship between her and her mother. Read full book review >