Search Results: "Tim Stark"


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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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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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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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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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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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CHASING UNCLE CHARLEY by Cruce Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 1992

"If both halves matched, it'd be a winner."
Picaresque first novel that follows 17-year-old Bo around Texas, Mexico, and Indian Territory as he searches for Uncle Charley. Read full book review >

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WHEN STRANGERS MEET by Kio Stark
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Hardly groundbreaking but a pleasant little book about making connections."
Don't be a stranger advises this short book on connecting with others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A gutsy, deeply revealing account that more than fulfills the promise of the subtitle."
Freelance journalist and author Stark (Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games, 2012) has both fully researched her subject and poured out her heart in this blend of history, science and memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Everything you ever wanted to know about the world of live action role-playing—and some stuff you didn't."
Freelancer Stark trains her journalistic eye on the real-life realms of make-believe mages, goblins and elves. Read full book review >