Search Results: "Mark Slouka"


BOOK REVIEW

GOD’S FOOL by Mark Slouka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2002

"Splendid, with notable film potential."
Another absorbing and poignant first novel (after Darin Strauss's Chang and Eng, 2000) about the life journey of the first Siamese twins in recorded history. Read full book review >

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THE VISIBLE WORLD by Mark Slouka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2007

"An eloquent testament to the power of storytelling."
More innovative fiction from the critically esteemed Slouka (God's Fool, 2002, etc.): a subtle, nimble novel that's part fictional memoir, part literary thriller/romance. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S SON by Mark Slouka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A moving and intense memoir from a gifted author."
A distinguished novelist and short story writer's memoir about uncovering a painful family past he had "hidden…in fiction, story after story, book after book." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"Slouka's impassioned, intelligent essay makes an important contribution to the cultural assessment of cyberspace. (Author tour)"
A persuasive and much-needed humanistic response to the fevered rhetoric surrounding the information superhighway, virtual reality, and other digital technologies. Read full book review >

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LOST LAKE by Mark Slouka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Slouka may be even too subtle, however, and he will suffer from the inevitable comparison with Norman MacLean's A River Runs Through It, which is also about memory, loss, and, of course, fishing."
A first collection of 12 stories, all of them subtle and all about fishing, linked also by their setting in upstate New York and their recurring characters. Read full book review >

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BREWSTER by Mark Slouka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Flawed, but unmistakably the work of an accomplished writer."
Slouka's third novel, set mainly in 1968 in hardscrabble Brewster, N.Y., is a departure from his last, the dark and lyrical World War II book The Visible World (2007). Read full book review >

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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

THE SKY IS FALLING! by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Though this twist on the familiar tale is somewhat heavy-handed in both narrative and image, its sense of fun comes through clearly nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The age-old "Chicken Little" story, but with a change-up. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A holiday offering that definitely makes a fun all its own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and nothing's worse than being stuck with the babies. Read full book review >

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FIREHOUSE! by Mark  Teague
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"No depicted conflagrations here—just sure-fire fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Edward wants to be a firefighter. One day he and Judy visit a firehouse." Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The work as a whole is energetic but ultimately fails to follow through on a promising concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An epistolary picture book detailing the misadventures of a very imaginative dog at obedience school. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE LARUE by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Teague's innovative approach to storytelling is fun, but educational as well, skillfully imparting some valuable lessons in point of view and reading between the lines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The captivating canine from Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School (2002) returns for a second adventure revealed through Ike the dog's letters, this time written from jail. Read full book review >