Search Results: "T.L. Parkinson"


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THE MAN UPSTAIRS by T.L. Parkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"This would make a truly scary movie: Are you listening, Polanski?"
An unusually disturbing first novel about newly divorced San Francisco hospital paper-pusher Michael West's psychosexual adventures among the tenants of his new building. Read full book review >

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THE ENLIGHTENED MR. PARKINSON by Cherry  Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Parkinson's overall contributions to medicine may be trivial except for a name, but Lewis delivers an appealing, often gruesome account of the life of a workaholic, highly respected physician from a far-off time."
A biography of the doctor who first defined the "debilitating condition" that has become "one of the most familiar of all neurological disorders." Read full book review >

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GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >

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BORDER DANCE by T.L. Toma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 1996

"Nonetheless, the prose here is powerful, impressionistic, and deftly ironic, and the minor characters, such as the expatriate American woman who sells trinkets and has seemingly sampled every self-actualization movement ever known, are memorable."
Promising debut about an aging Bostonian who confronts his midlife crisis in Mexico. Read full book review >

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BLUE LIKE FRIDAY by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Deftly painful and sweet, never sentimental. (glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a hilarious, dryly solemn voice, Olivia tells of her friend Hal's attempt to get rid of his "sort-of stepfather." Read full book review >

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ACROSS OPEN GROUND by Heather Parkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A mature, strikingly voiced portrait of the American West."
A lyrical, lingering first novel, picturing the shape of the sky and the land, tells the story of Walter Pascoe, herding sheep in Idaho on the eve of WWI. Read full book review >

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Peace on That by T.L. Criswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A historically detailed, emotionally rich story of three generations of men dealing with and sometimes evading their duties to one another."
A man seeking to make amends reflects on his complicated relationships with his two sons. Read full book review >

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LONG STORY SHORT by Siobhán Parkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 21, 2011

"Without reason to trust Jono once his lies come to light, it's hard to care what happens to him. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The first half of this intriguing but flawed tale from Ireland's first children's literature laureate is spellbinding. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF THE MOVIES by David Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 1998

"Nevertheless—and even though the information only goes through 1995 (the year Braveheart won Best Picture at the Academy Awards)—this will be an ideal volume for young adults dreaming about film school and a future in movie-making. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Perhaps one of the most sweeping books for young readers on the subject, this exhaustive volume covers the history of movies, both technologically and artistically, all of the major genres, and all aspects of movie production. Read full book review >

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ZERO DAY by T.L. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A skillfully rendered account of superpowers locked in covert war."
In this political thriller, the United States races to thwart a massive cyberattack from China. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR PARADISE by T.L. Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A meandering road novel; full of bright details but never quite manages to go anywhere."
Hughes' coming-of-age novel, set in the early '80s, follows a young man's brokenhearted road trip. Read full book review >

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PROJECT NEPHILI by T.L. Farmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"A gripping mystery with historical and speculative-fiction flourishes that should captivate fans of all three genres."
In Farmer's debut novel, an alcoholic reporter's investigation of an old psychiatric hospital unearths many more complex and disturbing mysteries, blending American history, African mythology, mystery and Southern Gothic drama. Read full book review >