Search Results: "Erika Marks"


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THE GUEST HOUSE by Erika Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A satisfying read that evokes the leisurely warmth of long summer days and true connection."
Three generations of women navigate love, loyalty and class issues in a Cape Cod resort town. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >

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AZAD'S CAMEL by Erika Pal
Kirkus Star
by Erika Pal, illustrated by Erika Pal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Her heart-tugging tale also folds in a succinct social-studies lesson, and a brief afterword explains the controversial 'sport' of camel racing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A kidnapped orphan races away to freedom. Read full book review >

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ZOO by Graham Marks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The tone and quality are consistent throughout, and a contemporary edge provides extra panache. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped outside his home in San Diego, Cam awakens in Seattle confused and frightened. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A rich, multifaceted, sometimes confusing story—but Marks tells it well, yielding a solid work of social and technological history."
A comprehensive account of the origins and fortunes of a 20th-century landmark: the Pill. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A tale that beggars belief, told in a most amiable, if long-winded, way."
An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like a Betty Crocker recipe: goes down easy."
Cheerful social history follows the career of General Mills's long-lived celebrity spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET CITY BALLET by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"The appeal is in featuring girls from various backgrounds involved in dance, and for that, the book should reach an audience well beyond balletomanes. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marisol Perez, who lives on New York City's Lower East Side, has always loved to dance; when she is given a scholarship to the Manhattan Ballet School, she is thrilled. Read full book review >

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THE SUN MAIDEN by Erika Taylor
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Sharp-witted black comedy by a promising 26-year-old novelist."
Taylor's bizarrely entertaining debut features a young down- and-out waitress whose involvement with an Israeli fugitive, a .357 Magnum, a ditsy busboy, his schizophrenic brother, and a pet rat named Fear can lead only to trouble—an original, witty, giggle- provoking L.A. story. Read full book review >

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FALLEN BEAUTY by Erika Robuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Well-written and insightful, with Millay in particular a fascinatingly complex character."
Robuck follows her portrait of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald's turbulent marriage (Callme Zelda, 2013) with another stormy literary portrait—Edna St. Vincent Millay and her relationships with both men and women. Read full book review >