Search Results: "Holly Tucker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2011

"Conceding that these experiments produced no useful knowledge, Tucker successfully presents them as a vivid historical controversy foreshadowing the current furor over cloning, in which advocates predict miraculous cures while opponents see a perverted tampering with nature."
Lurid and often gruesome scientific history of blood transfusions in 17th-century France and England. Read full book review >

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PORKELIA by Lindy Tucker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Though her tale of a stage-struck swine runs out of steam for a bit in the middle, Porkelia is a plucky piggie with her eyes on the prize who'll inspire people—not to mention pigs—with stars in their eyes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Porkelia used to enjoy a good wallow in the mud, but her unfulfilled dreams of showbiz are bringing her down. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MONSTER IN OUR WOOD
by Sarah Pitre

BOOK REPORT for The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist of Fae

Bonus Factors: Fairies, Joan of Arc, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: Enchanted


Cover Story: Not Too Shrubbery Shabby

As a person who still couldn't quite believe that she ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though Tucker's prose and pacing have a vibrant energy, the plot is simply preposterous."
Tucker returns to Miami in her loosely tied romantic series (One Tiny Lie, 2014, etc.), this time focusing on the saintly owner of Penny's Palace—the city's most exclusive strip club. Read full book review >

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SO IT GOES by Michael Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A lightweight novel that's paradoxically both earthy and frothy."
Actor Tucker, best known for his work on L.A. Law, writes his first novel—about an actor who loses his beloved wife to cancer, though hints of a May-December romance are in the wings. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Despite some gratuitous name-dropping, a warm account full of laughs and love."
Actor Tucker's follow-up memoir to Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read this entertaining book and you will be convinced that house cats are 'the most transformative invaders the world has ever seen'—except for humans, of course."
The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts. Read full book review >

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TEN TINY BREATHS by K.A.  Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Steamy romance and quirky supporting characters make this an appealing start to the series."
After a drunk driver kills her parents, her best friend and her boyfriend, Kacey Cleary is left with her younger sister, a phobia of holding hands and a deep-seated hatred for the man who survived the car wreck. Read full book review >

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Peahead! by Tucker Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"An entertaining look at an emblematic figure of college football's early days."
Mitchell (Hornets Never Lie, 1989) delivers a football-focused biography of Douglas "Peahead" Walker, a vibrant coach from the nascent days of big-time college football.Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Passable entertainment; could have been much better."
Investigating her father's mysterious death in post-WW2 Cairo, a young woman finds herself on the trail of the Lost (Gnostic) Gospels; there is also a flickering love interest in this second novel from Malarkey (An Obvious Enchantment, 2000). Read full book review >