Search Results: "Shirley Mowat Tucker"


BOOK REVIEW

DIAMONDS IN THE DUST by Shirley Mowat Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"An addictive storyline that pulls at the reader's social conscience and sense of justice, delivered in an honest, humane manner."
A white woman saves a family of South African orphans from those who would prey upon them. Read full book review >

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TUCKER by Danny Sit
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Tucker's charming personality and the quality of the photographic illustrations help this to stand out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A strong narrative voice, charming photographs and an utterly appealing little dog protagonist coalesce to create a winning story about a Jack Russell terrier named Tucker. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PEAK by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"An okay police procedural, but Mayor's focus on the infant VBI gives disappointingly short shrift to the sharp, telling small-town portraits that have generally marked this series as special (Occam's Razor, 1999, etc.)."
Untoward things are happening at Tucker Peak, the posh ski resort upstate—things that might be troublesome enough to warrant the attention of Joe Gunther's freshly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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TUCKER FLIPS by Leslie McGuirk
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A small, artless introduction to a terrier with an independent spirit. Read full book review >

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TUCKER TOOK IT! by Bruce Van Patter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

An omnivorous goat stirs up trouble. Read full book review >

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IN CARE OF CASSIE TUCKER by Ivy Ruckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with swift pacing, the book will please contemporary readers, facing their own turn-of-the-century, and a new millennium, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cassie Tucker and her family, friends, and neighbors in rural Blue Hill, Nebraska, are all anticipating the arrival of the 20th century, just a few months away. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original."
An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Read full book review >

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TUCKER DIGS EASTER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Skip this for toddlers still learning about Easter activities and go with Aly Fronis and Sanja Rescek's This Little Bunny (2016) instead. (Board book. 2-4)"
Tucker the lively white terrier returns in his fourth holiday board book (Gobble, Gobble, Tucker, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE, TUCKER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A meandering tale about a special day that Tucker fans will gobble right up. (Board book. 2-4)"
This brief introduction to Thanksgiving stars a winsome white terrier named Tucker (Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >