Search Results: "Carolyn Parkhurst"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 BRUBURY TALES by Frank Mundo
Released: April 1, 2010

"Fans of classic literature may appreciate this and will no doubt enjoy picking out their favorite tales told in verse, but a replica will always pale in comparison to the original."
In this homage to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a diverse group of security guards in present-day Los Angeles compete in a storytelling contest in order to win time off from work. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DOGS by Carolyn Conahan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The new words to the old song provide a catchy alternative for musically inclined dog lovers, and there's a marmalade cat on every page to keep the cat lovers happy as well. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Conahan reworks the well-known words to the traditional Christmas carol to feature a canine crowd, beginning with "a pug puppy under the tree." Read full book review >

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REDOUTÉ by Carolyn Croll
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 19, 1996

"Very pretty. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5+)"
RedoutÇ's name is known through the popularity of his rose and lily paintings, but few people know anything about the man who was court-appointed painter to both Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine, and who said to Napoleon, ``Painting flowers may be something small, but it is what I do best, because it is what I love most.'' RedoutÇ's simple botanical drawings of single flowers were quite revolutionary in the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries when the fashion was for glamorous portraits and mythological scenes. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WISH by Carolyn Conahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Quirky and full of heart. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If wishes were dandelions, then... a whole town might go crazy. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKE TWO by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1998

"Flawed but steadily diverting."
The little town of Hampstead, Kansas, is enthralled when a Hollywood crew arrives to make a movie in a long-untenanted local mansion. Read full book review >