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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TINY LIE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment."
After a toga party with far too many Jell-O shooters (gleefully procured by older sister Kasey, who turns out to be a terrible chaperone), perfectionist Livie has acquired her first kiss, first hangover and first tattoo, not to mention a lust compass aimed at Ashton Henley, the hunky captain of the crew team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RESURRECTION by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Passable entertainment; could have been much better."
Investigating her father's mysterious death in post-WW2 Cairo, a young woman finds herself on the trail of the Lost (Gnostic) Gospels; there is also a flickering love interest in this second novel from Malarkey (An Obvious Enchantment, 2000). 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >