Search Results: "Carol Volk"


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EXTREMELY LOUD by Juliette Volcler
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Dry but disturbingly illuminating in the possible ramifications."
Everything you ever suspected or feared about music as a weapon, sound as torture and the expansion of the military-industrial complex to encompass entertainment. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION by Tahar Ben Jelloun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A brief, intensely focused portrayal of moral and psychological dissolution, by the Prix Goncourtwinning Moroccanborn novelist (With Downcast Eyes, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"And would she ever make them proud in these pages. Emotionally luxurious and heart-gladdening. (22 photos)"
Novelist/essayist Volk (White Light, not reviewed) pens a stylishly written memoir that's really a series of portraits of the memorable characters who make up her extended family. Read full book review >

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MAYBE IN MISSOULA by Toni Volk
Released: May 20, 1994

"Disappointing."
An ambitious second novel from the author of Montana Women (1991) and winner of a James Michener Fellowship. Read full book review >

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SHOCKED by Patricia Volk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"Witty, tender and vividly nostalgic."
The spirited account of how an encounter with a memoir by couturier Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) transformed a young girl's view of what it meant to be a woman. Read full book review >

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METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

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TO MY DEAREST FRIENDS by Patricia Volk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2007

"Volk's protagonists always have the same lunch at Bergdorf's, an easy-to-eat chopped salad; she serves up similar light fare."
Chic lit meets shtick lit in—where else?—New York, New York. Read full book review >

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MONTANA WOMEN by Toni Volk
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"Still, Volk's material has been much worked-through, and there's a kind of quiet distance to her approach: her story stings, but it never really draws blood."
A James Michener Fellowship winner sets her first novel on the prairies of Montana, but its events, which cast large shadows of meaning as the story progresses, could have happened anywhere. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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I LIKE YOU THE BEST by Carol Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Sometimes, in an argument, that's all you need to remember. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dolly the pig and Jack Rabbit are best friends. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

The traditional tale meets the cast and crew of Mother Goose in an original take on an old favorite. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >