Search Results: "Jimmy Rock"


BOOK REVIEW

I GOT A NAME by Ingrid Croce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A deeply candid look into the life and times of a talented artist."
Jim Croce's widow finally opens up about living, loving and making music with her late pop-star husband. Read full book review >

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KLICKITAT by Peter Rock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Brooding, evocative, mysterious; a tale for mature readers to dig into—and then discuss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivian, 15, who struggles with anxiety, feels her older sister, Audra, 17, a strong-willed free spirit, pulling away from her; before Audra vanishes, she promises Vivian she'll come back for her. Read full book review >

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THE UNSETTLING by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"A solid representation of this writer's mature work, notable for its detached intensity, but his stories' brevity and randomness will leave many dissatisfied."
Curiously dry, unsympathetic short stories by Utah novelist Rock (The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY ABANDONMENT by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2009

"A moving evocation of life on the fringes, sparking many questions about our regulated society."
Does Father know best? His teenage daughter is forced to wonder after they're evicted from their city-park cave in this harrowing fifth novel from Rock (Writing/Reed Coll.; The Bewildered, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING OF BONES by Judith Rock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Rock (A Plague of Lies, 2012, etc.) has painstakingly recreated 17th-century Paris, although with a decidedly modern emphasis on guilt as a prime motivator. A strong, sympathetic protagonist, however, atones for both the author's lapses and his own in this latest case file of an aspiring priest."
A former soldier-turned-Jesuit scholar solves a series of mysteries during the reign of Louis XIV. Read full book review >

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THE RHETORIC OF DEATH by Judith Rock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Readers will divine the good guys from the bad much faster than the likable and conscientious hero, but Rock's fine eye for historic detail and well-drawn characters will continue to engage readers long after they've put a name to the villain."
Rock offers a debut novel rich with historical detail about everyday life in Paris, especially among the Jesuits, in the year 1686. Read full book review >

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MANTIES IN A TWIST by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"Kinky, touching, emotional, and sexually intense."
Still mourning the loss of a friend due to an accident during sadomasochistic sex, Kamen moves in with his boyfriend, Ryan, and has to navigate a spectrum of mixed feelings as he and his close-knit set of friends move into their own lives, loves, and levels of kink. Read full book review >

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THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Humble, endearing and utterly easy to relate to; don't miss this one. (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
The charismatic creator of the Eisner-nominated Amelia Rules! series recounts his beginnings as a cartoonist. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >