Search Results: "Rock Scully"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

"An American epic, if not exactly an American Beauty. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Interesting drugged-out memories from the original manager of the infamous hippie rock group. Read full book review >

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A GOOD STORY by Zack Rock
by Zack Rock, illustrated by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Quirky and amusing, though pitched to a sophisticated audience that may feel it's beyond picture books. (Picture book. 9-12)"
An anthropomorphic pig in a conservative men's business suit and sensible shoes philosophizes about conforming to the stories that others create for us. Read full book review >

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THE BEWILDERED by Peter Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2005

"Elegantly paranoid but incomplete."
Preteen wasteland meets adult psychosis under rain-swept skies. Read full book review >

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PACT OF THE AGES by Rock Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A first-rate finale to a gloomy but frequently engrossing seafaring series."
In this conclusion to Lambert's (Bite of the Jackal, 2016, etc.) adventure trilogy, a ship captain's lost love returns as a deadly spirit seeking revenge against the pirate who tore the couple apart.Read full book review >

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24/7 by J.A. Rock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"Rock's happily-ever-after is bittersweet, beautiful, and deeply satisfying."
As Gould uses kink to mourn his ex-boyfriend Hal's death at the hands of a negligent dom, he has to decide what he wants from his relationships with Kel and Greg, the married owners of Riddle, the club where Hal died. Read full book review >

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IN THE HOPE OF RISING AGAIN by Helen Scully
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Little connects, and the pretentious prose is as enervating as the climate."
Improbable plot makes for a disappointing debut about a once-grand southern family who loses almost everything in the Depression but somehow keeps going. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE PASSAGE by Julia Scully
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"This chronology of a hard and unusual childhood offers a good snapshot of the struggles of a Depression-era family in one of the more remote outposts in America, but it lacks the dramatic impact that these circumstances conferred upon the three women."
An anecdotal and generally unreflective coming-of-age account set mainly in the Alaskan frontier. Read full book review >

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THE LION BIBLE TO KEEP FOR EVER by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An excellent choice for family reading or religious education programs. (Religion. 7-13)"
The Christian Bible is skillfully summarized in 50 episodes in this accessible, illustrated interpretation. Read full book review >

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MY VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A glossary defines key words relating to Christmas used throughout the work. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This collection of short stories set in large type will work well for younger children as a read-aloud or for beginning readers who are ready for something longer than a standard-length easy reader. Read full book review >

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Caged Lightning by Brent Rock Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"While not thematically deep, this first installment in a series featuring Stryker delivers testosterone-driven escapist literature at its best: fast, furious, and fun."
A California physician investigates a politician's death in this debut thriller that incorporates military and medical elements. Read full book review >

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DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO by Rock Positano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Baseball fans will savor DiMaggio's views about Ted Williams, Pete Rose, and many other famous players; Marilyn Monroe fans will find less of interest. As for other potential readers, the appeal will be limited."
A remembrance of the baseball great's final decade, from his friend and doctor. Read full book review >