Search Results: "Dennis Bock"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMMUNIST’S DAUGHTER by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2007

"A slow, sure novel that burns away the glamor of war."
A fictionalized account of the life of Norman Bethune, the Canadian war physician. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME AGAIN by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2013

"Finely crafted, disarmingly casual prose that quietly penetrates the reader's mind and heart."
After two novels (The Communist's Daughter, 2007, etc.) prominently featuring politics and war, Bock offers a deceptively modest domestic drama about a man returning to Toronto from Italy after the breakup of his marriage. Read full book review >

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THE ASH GARDEN by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"A shattering yet generous story not merely about survival guilt or scientific ethics, but the imperfection and resilience of the human condition."
An intellectually demanding, yet emotionally affecting, first novel by short-story writer Bock (Olympia, 1999) tackles the large philosophical and ethical questions raised by Hiroshima. Read full book review >

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LIE by Caroline Bock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions. Unusual and important. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"An intriguing profile of an innovative company that continues to shake up the world."
The head of "People Operations" at Google discusses how the company grew into a world leader in its field and why economics was not necessarily the primary driver of its development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A CARB QUEEN by Susan Blech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A less-than-gripping but still inspirational debut."
Formerly fat-bottomed girl makes her rocking world go 'round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Remember Ordinary People? This could have been titled Pathetic People."
This debut shows plenty of ambition and promise but could use a streamlining of subplots. Read full book review >

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DEATH RATTLE by Carl Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A solid, involving entry in a Southwestern murder-mystery series of increasing promise."
An Arizona murder mystery revolving around border tensions and rare snakes. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

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THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >