Search Results: "Steven Turk"


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Solomon's Executioner by Steven Turk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A solid amount of suspense at a steady pace—ripe for a Hollywood screenplay."
In this debut thriller, detectives learn that a brutal slaying in their small Wisconsin town is actually the work of a methodical serial killer. Read full book review >

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FAST GREENS by Turk Pipkin
Released: June 1, 1996

"A paean to the Scottish game of sticks and flags with authentic lingo, a solid structure, and plenty of old-fashioned masculine wallowing in the transcendent metaphor of silly games."
Debut novel, originally self-published, by a Texas Monthly contributor who mostly avoids the hokey near-religious overtones often attached to his sport—golf—overtones similar to those often attached by baseball writers to theirs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A moving account worthy of shelving alongside Vladimir Arsenyev's Dersu Uzala (1923), Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams (1986) and other explorations of native ways of life in the Far North."
Canadian science writer and outdoor adventurer Turk (In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific, 2005, etc.) explores metaphysical and anthropological territory on the far side of the Bering Strait. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN HELLMAN by Ruth Turk
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 1995

"A welcome addition to an authoritative and lively collection of biographies. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction/biography. 9+)"
A thoughtful entry to the Lerner Biographies series, on the often controversial American playwright and memoirist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An anthology of poignant, humane narratives, emotionally honest and intense in their simplicity."
The voices of 29 volunteers and staffers form a collection of moving testimonies about the American Red Cross. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MADRID by Betty J. Turk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A charming historical novel hampered by an uneven pace."
A decades-old murder haunts the lives of a young couple with a connection to the victim. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is biography-lite; fortunately, Turk's bibliography points readers to other studies of Wharton's life, including R.W.B. Lewis's essential work. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
A somewhat simplified overview of Wharton's life: a biography of a wealthy, lonely little girl who used her imagination to make up stories that made her happy and also made her, in 1921, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence. Read full book review >

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"This book is more of a monochromatic mural than a multicolored tapestry, but it still captures the effects of social change on rural communities."
Turk travels the back roads of 36 states in search of "the living story of rural America." Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER GANDHI by Arun Gandhi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Never burdened by its message, this exceptional title works on multiple levels; it is both a striking introduction to a singular icon and a compelling story about the universal experience of a child seeking approval from a revered adult. (authors' note) (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
This first-person account presents Mohandas Gandhi through the eyes of his then-12-year-old grandson. Read full book review >

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MUDDY by Michael Mahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This poetic celebration of Muddy Waters' musical truth is lifted still higher by Turk's extraordinary art. (author's note, suggested books and recordings) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Mahin traces Muddy Waters' path from his Mississippi Delta roots to legendary status as a Chicago blues giant. Read full book review >