Search Results: "Park Bucker"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Still, the world is grateful that Heller's trick, if indeed only one, was Catch-22."
A collection of Helleriana that goes far toward showing that the author was a one-trick pony. 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 >

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STANLEY PARK by Timothy Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Still, the reader is plunged right into the steamy excitement of a great restaurant going at full throttle, creating a serious craving, say, for Jeremy's grilled lime-marinated sockeye salmon."
An uneven but tasty debut about a Vancouver chef who turns guerrilla prankster while trying to reconnect with his slightly mad anthropologist father. Read full book review >

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PARK BEAT by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"There are many better books that take readers on seasonal adventures; this one, alas, is not much more than cloyin' and annoyin'. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London and Hubbard (Hip Cat, 1993) team up again, this time for a dubious celebration of a park through the seasons. 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 >