Search Results: "Lizzie Stark"


BOOK REVIEW

STARK by Edward Bunker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"Ellroy's introduction pronounces this fledgling effort, presumably written around 1970, 'a prophecy of the fine writer Mr. Bunker would become.' Strike 'fine,' exactly the wrong word for Bunker's real gifts, and that description is spot-on."
This recently discovered first novel by Bunker (1933-2005), who wrote his way out of prison with a series of tough-guy novels and memoirs (Education of a Felon: A Memoir, 2000, etc.), hints at both the accomplishments and the limitations of his later work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A gutsy, deeply revealing account that more than fulfills the promise of the subtitle."
Freelance journalist and author Stark (Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games, 2012) has both fully researched her subject and poured out her heart in this blend of history, science and memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Everything you ever wanted to know about the world of live action role-playing—and some stuff you didn't."
Freelancer Stark trains her journalistic eye on the real-life realms of make-believe mages, goblins and elves. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE! by Maxine Kumin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Readers would do better with Millicent Min or The One and Only Ivan (2012). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Kumin's latest effort is hindered by its format; this fictional autobiography is as unpolished and disorganized as a real preteen's diary. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE by Dorothy Shawhan
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A lite read with lit pretensions."
A Mississippi belle totes all sorts of trendy baggageand a few southern gothic staplesin a first novel based on a real-life governor's daughter who tried to be different in a less-than- hospitable milieu and time. Read full book review >

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STARK REALITY by David Poulos
Released: April 26, 2011

"A one-sided but entertaining, inventive actioner."
Special-ops honchos choreograph one meticulous caper after another to find a kidnapped arms dealer in this boisterous thriller. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE BORDEN by Elizabeth Engstrom
Released: Jan. 17, 1990

As she did in the horror tales of When Darkness Loves Us (1984), Engstrom again exhibits a bent toward the shivery improbable—though her rather stiff-kneed and openfaced style states horror more than tingles with it. Read full book review >

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TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIZZIE by Lisa Tucker McElroy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"California senator Diane Feinstein provides the forward; backmatter includes tips for adults on how to help children cope with deployment separation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this reassuring offering, a young girl named Lizzie writes letters to her mom, who is serving in the military overseas. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY STARK NAKED by Marjory Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The fairy-tale ending and many romantic conventions will be hurdles for some readers, but the heroine's fidelity to her roots gives her a compassion that seems unmistakably genuine."
Returning for her debut to a more genteel, innocent age—when a beautiful working girl could leave Kansas for Manhattan and find fulfillment—the 81-year-old Bassett finds the charms (and the liabilities) of that vintage romantic premise. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE NONSENSE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Based on anecdotes from the author's own family history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Papa takes the cut sandalwood into town, Lizzie, Mama and the baby are all alone in their little house in the bush. Read full book review >

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STARK RAVING NAKED by Richmond Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An often entertaining novel that might have benefited from a hearty edit."
Lewis' debut novel, a farcical mystery, pits an immature newspaper reporter against an angry, conservative town. Read full book review >