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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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 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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THE SHADOWS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jennifer Park
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"An appealing debut for romance fans and readers willing to suspend disbelief. (Romantic fantasy. 12-16)"
For years, Leah has stolen out at night to the forest abutting her East Texas home to set out apples on a tree stump, then hide and watch three giant, hairy Bigfoot lumber out and consume her offering; this time, the visitors include a human boy. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL OF CORAX by Paul Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"A comfortable cruise for the armchair traveler through the Ancient World but not much as a novel: The characters serve mostly as points of reference in an ever-changing historical pageant without ever making the story their own."
Science-fiction specialist Park (Celestis, 1995, etc.) turns from distant planets to the distant past, here using an apocryphal conceit to retell the story of Jesus as a bearish ex-zealot who, exiled from Palestine for murder and treason, gradually discovers his true identity during a perilous trek to the Far East. Read full book review >

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THE NORTHERN WIND by Therese Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2012

"An espionage adventure that focuses more on its protagonist's emotions and concerns than on James Bond-style aspirations."
In the 1960s, a teenage girl is caught between North and South Korea when she agrees to be a spy for Seoul and go behind enemy lines in Park's (When a Rooster Crows at Night, 2004, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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ALL THOSE VANISHED ENGINES by Paul Park
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Park's metafictions have their devotees, but readers just looking for an enjoyable story will look elsewhere."
Science fiction-ish, fantasy-ish, alternate history-ish work in three ostensibly independent parts, from the author of The Hidden World (2008, etc.) Read full book review >