Search Results: "Susan Marks"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like a Betty Crocker recipe: goes down easy."
Cheerful social history follows the career of General Mills's long-lived celebrity spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >

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"A valuable guide to spiritual principles and practices that aptly covers the basics plus a few twists."
A shaman shares her wisdom in Marks and Spector'sself-help book. Read full book review >

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ZOO by Graham Marks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The tone and quality are consistent throughout, and a contemporary edge provides extra panache. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped outside his home in San Diego, Cam awakens in Seattle confused and frightened. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A rich, multifaceted, sometimes confusing story—but Marks tells it well, yielding a solid work of social and technological history."
A comprehensive account of the origins and fortunes of a 20th-century landmark: the Pill. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A tale that beggars belief, told in a most amiable, if long-winded, way."
An easygoing international drug smuggler tells his life story. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST HOUSE by Erika Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A satisfying read that evokes the leisurely warmth of long summer days and true connection."
Three generations of women navigate love, loyalty and class issues in a Cape Cod resort town. Read full book review >

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PALERMO STORY by Gabrielle Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Paola sums it ups best: 'It's all that English reserve.'"
A married British university lecturer in Palermo is hesitant about his affection for his adopted city—but convinced of his love for a similarly entangled Sicilian woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Still, one of the more insightful recent books about evangelicalism."
Novelist and former 60 Minutes producer Marks (Fangland, 2007, etc.) mingles personal reflections with a journalistic foray into evangelical America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A painstaking record of atrocities, the will to survive no matter what, and the price paid for that survival."
Twenty-two powerful stories, recorded by Marks (a family- therapy columnist for Parents magazine), of Jewish men and women who hid from the Nazis as children—and of how this experience shaped their later lives. Read full book review >

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SNOW SCHOOL by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Little human cubs will want to roll and cavort like these snow leopards—and learn more about them. (endnotes, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Over the course of the year, a pair of snow leopard cubs learn all they can from their mother, becoming ready for independence. Read full book review >