Search Results: "Mark Lindquist"


BOOK REVIEW

NEVER MIND NIRVANA by Mark Lindquist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Written on ice cubes in 86-proof ink. Quite amusing. And as perishable as the rock classics Pete reveres."
This time out, Lindquist (Carnival Desires, 1990, etc.) gives us Jane Austen in reverse. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF METHLEHEM by Mark Lindquist
Released: May 15, 2007

"A grim thriller with an insider's view of a deadly epidemic."
Moonlighting for the fourth time, prosecuting attorney Lindquist (Never Mind Nirvana, 2000, etc.) focuses on the methamphetamine trade in his Washington State hometown. Read full book review >

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SECRET OF THE SEVENS by Lynn Lindquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2015

"A satisfying read for secret-society fanatics and romantics alike. (Mystery. 12-18)"
It's been 18 years since the infamous Singer School murders, and once again, mysterious and sinister goings-on threaten to destroy the boarding school for kids from troubled homes. Read full book review >

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Cowgirls and Indians by Nancy Ruth Lindquist
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A unique tale of one woman's progress and redemption, perfect for readers who enjoy philosophizing about God and motorcycles."
A young widow rides across Minnesota to attend a motorcycle rally in South Dakota, engaging in a spiritual journey of self-discovery along the way in Lindquist's debut romance. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Bright, glossy and flawed; excellent idea, less-than-excellent execution. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This shiny, cheerful lesson has mixed success conveying concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >