Search Results: "Park Bucker"


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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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FIRST SNOW by Bomi Park
by Bomi Park, illustrated by Bomi Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find themselves longing for the season's first snow, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little Korean child celebrates the titular first snow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Smooth, soft-centered confection that goes down with a smile."
Two Washington, D.C., siblings, disillusioned with life and love, join forces to realize a sweetly successful venture. Read full book review >

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MICK HARTE WAS HERE by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1995

"By the end of the book, readers miss him, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's always difficult reading about the death of a child, especially when he's ``one of the neatest kids you'd ever want to meet.'' That's how Phoebe Harte, 13, describes her slightly younger brother Mick, in a poignant story by a writer more associated with making readers laugh (Maxie, Rosie, and Earl—Partners in Grime, 1990, etc.) than cry. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN WORLD by Paul Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"What we end up with is not so much an unreliable narrator as an unreliable viewpoint, and there's far too much going on for most readers to sort out. Still, fans of the previous volumes won't be disappointed."
Fourth and final installment of Park's fantasy (The White Tyger, 2007, etc.) set in an alternate world where Roumania battles Turkey in the trenches of an otherworldly World War One. Read full book review >

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PERSONAL DAYS by Ed Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"Kind of like if Office Space ended with scenes from the Kevin Costner vehicle Mr. Brooks."
An entertaining, if slightly disappointing, debut. Read full book review >

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A GIFT OF THE EMPEROR by Therese Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"War crimes against women are memorably described here, but, sadly, by characters that seem more like one-dimensional witnesses than vibrantly complex fictional creations."
Newcomer Park offers a graphic but stilted addition to the growing fiction (Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman, p. 161; Paul West's The Tent of Orange Mist, 1995, etc.) about Japanese exploitation of thousands of Asian women during WW II. Read full book review >

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THE GRADUATION OF JAKE MOON by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Nonetheless, Park has produced a perceptive book that should prove useful to children who must navigate similar waters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jake Moon's grandfather Skelly used to be the emotional fixer in Jake's household, the one who soothed his hurts and helped him through hard times. Read full book review >

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THE KID IN THE RED JACKET by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1987

"The story's voice usually sounds like that of a real 10-year-old; it might serve to remind a reader in the throes of change that things do get better."
A boy learns to adapt to his new environment in this realistic story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Rosie loses the election—but somehow, readers will want to cheer her on to further adventures. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The stars of Maxie, Rosie, and Earl: Partners in Grime (1990) return, as odd a trio as any in middle-grade fiction. Read full book review >

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THE TOURMALINE by Paul Park
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 11, 2006

"With a point of view that veers abruptly, sometimes in mid-sentence: equal parts disconcerting, fascinating and indecipherable."
Sequel to A Princess of Roumania (not reviewed), Park's weighty alternate-world fantasy, with at least one more promised volume to come. Read full book review >