Search Results: "K.J. Parker"


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DEVICES AND DESIRES by K.J. Parker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"Highly recommended, especially to readers tired of the usual thing."
Those who prefer epics painted in sophisticated shades of gray to ultimate battles of good and evil will relish this first volume of a trilogy, published in the U.K. in 2005. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY by K.J. Parker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 29, 2008

"Burly, sometimes brutal, often enlightening, but the plodding and monochromatic narrative may be a hurdle too high for the usual fantasy crowd."
A stand-alone military fantasy from the pseudonymous Parker (The Escapement, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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Parker Strip by Jeff Osterhage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"An endlessly diverting crime story featuring a wide array of characters and subplots."
In Osterhage's debut thriller, a crime lord's murder energizes criminals and cops alike on both the California and Arizona sides of the Colorado River's Parker Strip. Read full book review >

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PARKER PENGUIN by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Gender issues aside, this app is definitely worth the price of admission. (iPad informational app. 2-6)"
The second installment in Nosy Crow's educational Rounds series. Read full book review >

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STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"With characters this nuanced, many teens won't mind all the issues flying fast and furious. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Readers of this teen novel will appreciate its realistic and witty dialogue as they navigate its tightly packed plot. Read full book review >

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FRANNY PARKER by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2009

"Believable dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this promising debut novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A first-person narration recounts Franny's 13th summer, in a drought-stricken Oklahoma town. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM PARKER by John Rosenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"38;w photos and prints, not seen). (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fictional treatment of the story of the man at the heart of the Christiana Riot, a little noted but important precursor to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"As self-empowerment romantic comedies go, this perfectly pleasant one hits all the predictable marks."
The ghost of the eponymous 20th-century wit visits a present-day movie reviewer who lacks Parker's backbone in this mix of comedy and tear-jerker from Meister (The Other Life, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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COACHING MS. PARKER by Carla Heymsfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Appealing light fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The biggest event at Westbend Elementary is the annual teachers vs. sixth-grade baseball game. Read full book review >

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AGNES PARKER...HAPPY CAMPER? by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"The campfire is bright and warm when shared with Agnes and her friends. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A month at science camp become much more than studying the soil and casting animal footprints when Agnes Parker and her friend Prejean are separated into two very different cabins. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2001

"Curious? Eccentric? The only thing curious is the subtitle itself, for the portrait painted here is of a dirtbag, pure and simple. (Photos, not seen)"
Dickerson (North To Canada, 1999, etc.) offers a low-rent biography of a sleazy character who deserves no better. Read full book review >

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MISTER PARKER PYNE, DETECTIVE by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1934

"Delightful for pick up odd moments."
A collection of short stories, strung on the slender thread of the work of Parker Pyne, happiness expert. Read full book review >