Search Results: "Tom Pollock"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CITY'S SON by Tom Pollock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Ultimately, the density of this series opener pays off; the countless little details culminate in a satisfying resolution with no destined heroes, only individuals struggling along the best they can. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
A graffiti artist finds purpose in this most urban of urban fantasies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"A significant contribution to American beaux arts."
Journalist Pollock's sound, informative first book pursues the success story of a Russian émigré who translated her failure to become a painter into a lively business making American art worthy of view and sale. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Larry Pollock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Shot through with personal and often underdeveloped pieces, this collection nevertheless has tender spirit to share. "
A somewhat random collection of free verse and short prose reflections with a Midwestern flair. Read full book review >

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GOERING'S LIST by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1993

A tough-as-nails Delta Force vet who freelances for the CIA teams up with a Mossad lovely to hunt down a ruthless terrorist known only as Dieter in a twisty, to-the-ends-of-the-earth technothriller from Pollock (Threat Case, 1991; Payback, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREAT CASE by J.C. Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 1991

"Meanwhile, there are some amusing vice-presidential jokes."
A Special Forces veteran leads the search for his archenemy to stop him before he assassinates the Presidentin the latest exercise in military and police gadgetry and techniques from Pollock (Crossfire, Centrifuge, Mission M.I.A.). Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF BLOOR STREET by Beth Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Because Maggie is a particularly innocent sixth grader, readers as young as third grade can enjoy this window into the middle-school world and will hope to have friends like Magnolia and Sasha. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm honestly not sure how I ended up outside with a ladder, a cat, and a bag of road salt." Read full book review >

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PURSUIT INTO DARKNESS by Daniel Pollock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The rest of this vigorous, overslung saga is just windowdressing."
Should a Venezuelan mountain be stripped of its rich lode of iron ore by the powerful Proteus corporation, or set aside as an archaeological site? Read full book review >

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KITCHENER by John Pollock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An engaging narrative that brings the colorful, late-Victorian military and political world vividly to life. (maps, illustrations, and photos)"
A biography of the complicated soldier who transformed Great Britain's military from a late-Victorian fighting club into a modern army. Read full book review >

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KNOCKEMSTIFF by Donald Ray Pollock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"Pollock grabs by the throat and doesn't let go."
A debut collection of terrifying, darkly funny stories concerning the drug-addled, beaten-down inhabitants of a southern Ohio holler called Knockemstiff. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE MOON IS FULL by Penny Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A more engaging verbal treatment of this theme is Michael McCurdy's An Algonquian Year (2000); one would hate to choose between McCurdy's illustrations and Azarian's. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The rhymed text doesn't match the power of Caldecott-winner Azarian's hand-colored woodcuts in this journey through the seasons. Read full book review >

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THE TURKEY GIRL by Penny Pollock
adapted by Penny Pollock, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A graceful, dreamy episode. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
Unlike most Cinderella variants, this retelling of a Zuni story ends unhappily, and hinges on the main character's unfaithfulness. Read full book review >