Search Results: "Graham Marks"


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MISSING IN TOKYO by Graham Marks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"So what do you call chick-lit for boys? (Fiction. YA)"
Adam's older sister Charlotte—Charlie—is on an around-the-world trip with her best buddy Alice when Alice calls to say that Charlie's been kidnapped in Tokyo. Read full book review >

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OMEGA PLACE by Graham Marks
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A good read, and highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
Paul Hendry walks out one night after a row with his new stepfather. 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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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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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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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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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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PALERMO STORY by Gabrielle Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Paola sums it ups best: 'It's all that English reserve.'"
A married British university lecturer in Palermo is hesitant about his affection for his adopted city—but convinced of his love for a similarly entangled Sicilian woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A clear and expert resource for all investors."
The chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management explains investing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"The hustle and bustle of London in the war years comes alive in this captivating story of keeping the Allies' secret agents secret."
An exciting, witty, and compelling memoir of Great Britain's cryptographic war against the Germans, by code-breaker (and - maker) Marks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Still, one of the more insightful recent books about evangelicalism."
Novelist and former 60 Minutes producer Marks (Fangland, 2007, etc.) mingles personal reflections with a journalistic foray into evangelical America. Read full book review >