Search Results: "Lizzie Stark"


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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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PERFUME by Lizzie Ostrom
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Light, pleasant reading for both lovers of perfume and popular culture."
A British perfume aficionado's breezy "tour" of some of the 20th century's most popular scents. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CROC'S PURSE by Lizzie Finlay
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Along with making worthy points about the benefits of honesty, modeling responsible financial behavior and even somehow managing to keep Little Croc from coming off as a goody-goody, she introduces a young hero who is refreshingly oblivious to gender expectations—bravo. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Demonstrating the many rewards of Right Action, Little Croc fends off his importunate friends and resolutely hauls a large coin purse he's discovered under a bush to the police station—past an oh-so-tempting shoe store, a lemonade vendor, a charity worker and Murdock, a menacing punk. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Take that, warriors of secularism."
A no-nonsense, defensive account of Christianity's rise in the West. Read full book review >

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NOBODY RUNS FOREVER by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"A little too much situational bumbling better suited to one of the Dortmunder plots of Stark's alter ego, Donald E. Westlake. Still, if you want to make a killing, Parker's your kind of guy."
Unrepentant antihero Parker (Breakout, 2002, etc.) breaks yet more laws. Read full book review >

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BACKFLASH by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Donald E. Westlake), like his outlaw hero, is never less than professional, and he supplies the fastest 300 pages you're likely to read this year."
When a road crash leaves Marshall Howell trapped in a wrecked getaway car, his partner, master thief Parker, has to decide whether or not to kill him before he skedaddles with their $140,000 haul. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2012

"A definitive work of World War II scholarship."
A comprehensive evaluation of the crucial role of the global food economy in the waging of war. Read full book review >

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REMARKABLE by Lizzie K.  Foley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Foley tightly weaves the outlandish threads into a rich, unforgettable story that's quite simply—amazing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The title of this debut says it all. Read full book review >

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MY LEANING POST by Lizzie Belle Quimby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"An inspirational story of a women's painful pursuit to escape the guilt that imprisoned her."
In Quimby's semi-fictionalized account, one woman shares the shame and struggle of abuse and the spiritual journey she undertook to move past it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"An engrossing episode, infused with magic and with moments light and dark as well as lots of small furry animals. (Illustrated fantasy. 5-10)"
The gruff but large-hearted Scandinavian gnome usually associated with Yuletide takes an offseason turn when a summer storm brings a company of homeless woodland creatures to his door. Read full book review >