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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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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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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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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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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THE NAME OF THE RIDER by Michael Brooke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale of an off-kilter mind coping with shady surroundings, told with literary flair."
Creeping schizophrenia takes the reins of a young doctor's mind in this subtle psychological mystery. Read full book review >

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FORTITUDE SMASHED by Taylor Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"Handcuffed by fate, this cop-and-robber duo will steal hearts; a strong start to a promising series."
In the first book of the Camellia Clock Cycle series, Brooke (Legacy Strain, 2017, etc.) puts a fun twist on the proverbial biological clock with a surgical implant that counts down to the exact moment each person will fall in love. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda Brooke
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The innovative, quirky plot and author's old-fashioned overwrought style will appeal to some readers, but others will find the syrupy prose overwhelming and wish the book had been subjected to a more strenuous edit."
Brooke's novel, set in the countryside near London, captures the heartbreaking dilemma of a woman who must choose between saving her own life and that of her unborn child. Read full book review >

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THE SUFFRAGENTS by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons in the book for modern-day civil rights activists, too."
An account of the role men played in pressing the case for women's voting rights in the early years of the last century. Read full book review >