Search Results: "Lee Bock"


BOOK REVIEW

OH, CRUMPS!/¡AY CARAMBA! by Lee Bock
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Midgett's illustrations are reminiscent of Joe Cepeda's rowdy, good-humored style and serve to prove useful at story time and in farm units for primary-grade students. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beautiful illustrations—humorous, busy, matte-surfaced, revealing the canvas texture of the original acrylic paintings—highlight this twisting account of a farmer's attempt to get a good night's sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"An intriguing profile of an innovative company that continues to shake up the world."
The head of "People Operations" at Google discusses how the company grew into a world leader in its field and why economics was not necessarily the primary driver of its development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIE by Caroline Bock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions. Unusual and important. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME AGAIN by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2013

"Finely crafted, disarmingly casual prose that quietly penetrates the reader's mind and heart."
After two novels (The Communist's Daughter, 2007, etc.) prominently featuring politics and war, Bock offers a deceptively modest domestic drama about a man returning to Toronto from Italy after the breakup of his marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A CARB QUEEN by Susan Blech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A less-than-gripping but still inspirational debut."
Formerly fat-bottomed girl makes her rocking world go 'round. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Remember Ordinary People? This could have been titled Pathetic People."
This debut shows plenty of ambition and promise but could use a streamlining of subplots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ASH GARDEN by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"A shattering yet generous story not merely about survival guilt or scientific ethics, but the imperfection and resilience of the human condition."
An intellectually demanding, yet emotionally affecting, first novel by short-story writer Bock (Olympia, 1999) tackles the large philosophical and ethical questions raised by Hiroshima. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH RATTLE by Carl Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A solid, involving entry in a Southwestern murder-mystery series of increasing promise."
An Arizona murder mystery revolving around border tensions and rare snakes. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE MY EYES by Caroline Bock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Gripping, disturbing and nuanced. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The final moments before a disturbed young man sprays bullets into a crowd at a political event form the opening of this grim but intelligent novel. Read full book review >