Search Results: "Bruce Tucker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Haute twaddle."
To see the world in a grain of sand might be within the powers of a Blake, but realists may doubt whether a high-tech consultant and his collaborator can accurately assess a generational subgroup and its impact on American society on the basis of 300 or so interviews over a seven-year period, plus ancillary statistical data. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though Tucker's prose and pacing have a vibrant energy, the plot is simply preposterous."
Tucker returns to Miami in her loosely tied romantic series (One Tiny Lie, 2014, etc.), this time focusing on the saintly owner of Penny's Palace—the city's most exclusive strip club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Peahead! by Tucker Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"An entertaining look at an emblematic figure of college football's early days."
Mitchell (Hornets Never Lie, 1989) delivers a football-focused biography of Douglas "Peahead" Walker, a vibrant coach from the nascent days of big-time college football.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Despite some gratuitous name-dropping, a warm account full of laughs and love."
Actor Tucker's follow-up memoir to Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy (2007). Read full book review >

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SO IT GOES by Michael Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A lightweight novel that's paradoxically both earthy and frothy."
Actor Tucker, best known for his work on L.A. Law, writes his first novel—about an actor who loses his beloved wife to cancer, though hints of a May-December romance are in the wings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read this entertaining book and you will be convinced that house cats are 'the most transformative invaders the world has ever seen'—except for humans, of course."
The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN TINY BREATHS by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Steamy romance and quirky supporting characters make this an appealing start to the series."
After a drunk driver kills her parents, her best friend and her boyfriend, Kacey Cleary is left with her younger sister, a phobia of holding hands and a deep-seated hatred for the man who survived the car wreck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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HILARITY ENSUES by Tucker Max
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The 18-year-old fraternity pledge's guide to life."
Expensively educated child-of-privilege-turned-professional-asshole Max (Assholes Finish First, 2011, etc.) ends his "fratire" series with another memoir full of binge drinking, upchucking and general unhinged misanthropy. Read full book review >