Search Results: "Stephen Stark"


BOOK REVIEW

SECOND SON by Stephen Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"He should sell a lot of books."
An emotional portrait of a father and son relationship—in a second novel from the author of The Outskirts (1988). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"An intense, unexpected mind-meld in a captivating blend of technology and romance."
A celebrity tries to find herself with help from her dead lover's reality-bending invention. Read full book review >

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BACKFLASH by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"Donald E. Westlake), like his outlaw hero, is never less than professional, and he supplies the fastest 300 pages you're likely to read this year."
When a road crash leaves Marshall Howell trapped in a wrecked getaway car, his partner, master thief Parker, has to decide whether or not to kill him before he skedaddles with their $140,000 haul. Read full book review >

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NOBODY RUNS FOREVER by Richard Stark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2004

"A little too much situational bumbling better suited to one of the Dortmunder plots of Stark's alter ego, Donald E. Westlake. Still, if you want to make a killing, Parker's your kind of guy."
Unrepentant antihero Parker (Breakout, 2002, etc.) breaks yet more laws. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Take that, warriors of secularism."
A no-nonsense, defensive account of Christianity's rise in the West. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"An engrossing episode, infused with magic and with moments light and dark as well as lots of small furry animals. (Illustrated fantasy. 5-10)"
The gruff but large-hearted Scandinavian gnome usually associated with Yuletide takes an offseason turn when a summer storm brings a company of homeless woodland creatures to his door. Read full book review >

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BRING US THE OLD PEOPLE by Marisa Kantor Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"One hesitates to dismiss a book as sincerely meant as this one, but as literature it's a void."
A first novel by a New York—based poet and story writer that doesn—t leave the reader waiting for more. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A more self- sacrificing guide an armchair traveler never had. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Stark joins the ranks of hands-on journalists who willingly, shamelessly, risk life and limb at extreme sports, all because it keeps them where they like to be: out in the cold and over their heads. Read full book review >

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HEIRLOOM by Tim Stark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2008

"A fresh writer's salad garnished with an colorful dressing for foodies with a yen for sensual comestibles."
Lovingly crafted memoir about the author's days producing organic veggies on his small farm in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unconvincing as an all-encompassing theory of monotheism, but refreshing and moving as a plea for pluralism. (24 halftones)"
An uneven but often provocative assessment of the significance of monotheism as a force in the history of religion. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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