Search Results: "Holly Tucker"


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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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OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A bewildering array of detail offers little to satisfy stylistically."
Tucker's far-fetched, heavily calibrated third novel, after Shout Down the Moon (2004), imagines the splintering effects of trauma on characters destined to meet between Hollywood, N.M. and St. Louis. Read full book review >

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SHOUT DOWN THE MOON by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Predictable tale of a working-class homegirl making good on her mistakes."
Tucker (The Song Reader, 2003) delivers another brisk hard-luck saga for undemanding readers. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF GUERILLA WARFARE by J.J. Tucker
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A treatise that might whet the appetite of readers looking for a more searching reflection on its subject."
An instruction manual that navigates the contours of guerrilla warfare. Read full book review >

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HILARITY ENSUES by Tucker Max
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The 18-year-old fraternity pledge's guide to life."
Expensively educated child-of-privilege-turned-professional-asshole Max (Assholes Finish First, 2011, etc.) ends his "fratire" series with another memoir full of binge drinking, upchucking and general unhinged misanthropy. Read full book review >

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Tales of the Foreign Service by Jack Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A finely wrought compilation, despite its occasional flaws."
U.S. Foreign Service veteran Tucker (Innocents Return Abroad, 2012) offers a collection of nine short, autobiographical stories.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"An invaluable one-volume travel encyclopedia that will pique even casual readers' curiosity."
Tucker, in his debut, delivers a lavishly researched, information-packed travel guide. 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 >