Search Results: "Kirk Parrish"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Once a household name and worth knowing at least for that, Parrish deserves more than this cursory onceover. (Biography. 7-10)"
The generous (if selective and unfocused) array of pictures don't quite compensate for a vague, sketchy accompanying narrative in this biography, the first about the influential painter aimed at young people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

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MAXFIELD PARRISH by Alma Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author includes a brief biographical introduction and a personal memoir about the birth and growth of her fascination with Parrish; it's the only part of this with any value, and that minor. (Anthology. 10-15)"
A slim collection, subtitled ``A Treasury of Art and Children's Literature,'' of some of Parrish's full-color art, matched to abbreviated retellings of the tales for which they were created. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE VERSUS KIRK by Robert Traver
Released: Oct. 20, 1981

"And for those who don't mind the creakiness here—likable Ludlow's wheezy humor, the chunks of technical exposition, or some truly unreal conversational outbursts from 28-year-old Randy ('How can mere clumsy words ever tell the state of enchantment, of suspended ecstasy and bliss, that came over me when we two were together')—this is a nice old-fashioned read, with special appeal to hypnotism buffs and armchair lawyers."
No, this isn't another Anatomy of a Murder: the psychology and law are a bit too undigested here, the central mystery is a little too easy to guess, and much of the stagy, folksy dialogue is awfully dated. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MRS. PARRISH by Liv Constantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A Gone Girl-esque confection with villainy and melodrama galore."
A wealthy woman with a handsome husband is preyed on by a ruthless con artist. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"An odd, humorous tale with an inclusive message that sets out to prove everything has value, no matter how strange it seems at first."
A boy befriends a lonely palm tree then searches for a way to integrate it into island life in the authors' idiosyncratic picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES T. KIRK by David A. goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An accomplished, stirring tribute to a beloved sci-fi series that will captivate fans and newcomers alike."
A faux memoir of Star Trek's iconic Capt. James T. Kirk that draws on nearly half a century of the franchise's history. Read full book review >

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FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

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RED STICK MEN by Tim Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Parrish covers a lot of ground—the '60s, '70s, '80s; the wars in Vietnam, Panama, and the Persian Gulf; bigotry, violence, and the forces of nature—but at the heart of every story is the very familiar human need for love, respect, and understanding. Fine work."
A refreshing—at times inspirational—debut collection about hard-working people trying to do the right thing. Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDING LINE by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1993

"Not that Tony Hillerman has any cause for alarm."
Parrish shelves the moral ambiguities of Our Choice of Gods (1989) for strenuously unsophisticated melodrama—in a fashionably multicultural mystery introducing Joshua Rabb (a transplanted Brighton Beach lawyer who lost his wife to a car crash and his left arm to WW II) of the Tucson Bureau of Indian Affairs. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE by Anya Parrish
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Imaginative suspense makes this one stand out. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Inventive science fiction doubles as paranormal romance in this thrilling suspense tale. Read full book review >

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DARK OF THE MOON by P.J. Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Clumsy prose, stereotyped people—and a first novelist who has to learn that in plotting the twist is better than the wrench."
An overwrought debut thriller set in the not-quite-ready-to-be-new South. Read full book review >