Search Results: "Marmaduke Park"


BOOK REVIEW

HARE AND TORTOISE by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Marmaduke Park, illustrated by Umesh Shukla, developed by Auryn Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2011

"Too quickly over, but an altogether engaging version of a classic bit of common literary currency. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An arch 19th-century version of the fable, sans explicit moral, is paired to illustrations of silhouette figures flexed in lively ways by barred "Scanimation"-type screens. Read full book review >

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NORUMBEGA PARK by Anthony Giardina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"This is a superb novel on every level, for Giardina fully fleshes out his characters as he scrutinizes their personal, family and social lives."
A graceful novel of an American family struggling to find identity and spiritual meaning in an age resistant—and even hostile—to their fumbling attempts. Read full book review >

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ARLINGTON PARK by Rachel Cusk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Accomplished, honest and uncompromising, but not a whole lot of fun."
Suburban motherhood is no picnic in this latest examination of intertwined lives from British novelist Cusk (The Lucky Ones, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK by Katherine V. Forrest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2004

"A skillfully extended short story saddled with the additional problem that very few criminal trials whose defendants aren't OJ are all about the cops, even when they're as engaging as Kate."
Kate Delafield (Sleeping Bones, 1999, etc.) goes up against a high-priced lawyer determined to get his client acquitted by attacking her police work. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 19, 1993

"Send more japes, O'Donnell. (Cartoons throughout, hand-drawn by the author.)"
Humorist O'Donnell (The New Yorker, Spy, etc.) presents a dizzy little satire and a miscellany of literate fun in diverse modes. Read full book review >

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BULLET PARK by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1969

"A twilight tale filled with the sweet, sad, muffled mystery of existence and there will be recognitions and reverberations for everyone."
Bullet Park is in the heart of the Cheever country, landscaped with $65,000 houses, with gardens and golf courses and swimming pools, with empty bottles and full ashtrays, as well as the less definable malaise of the mid-century middle class man. Read full book review >

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PALISADES PARK by Alan Brennert
Released: April 9, 2013

"A pleasure to read, especially for those who collect giant pineapples, roller coasters and other roadside attractions."
A literate, thoughtful saga covering half a century in the life of a family whose world centers on a New Jersey amusement park. Read full book review >

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VENABLE PARK by Tom Flynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A simple, sad narrative of one good man's ongoing struggles."
Flynn's first novel takes place in 1920s Baltimore and features a perspective on this time period not often seen. Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK  by Isabel Kaplan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither light enough to live up to its Hollywood-style cover and flap copy nor serious enough to compete with the likes of more literary problem novels, this is a forgettable, superficial, all-around disappointment. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite her glitzy surroundings, Los Angeles junior Becky is plagued by troubles. Read full book review >

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GRAMERCY PARK by Paula Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"As melodramatic and stagy as any opera, but without the compensations of music and singers."
Cohen's debut takes a popular Victorian theme—destitute young woman rescued by older man with rakish past—and tweaks it for current preoccupations, adding pedophilia and anti-Semitism to a story that's more sensational melodrama than romance. Read full book review >