Search Results: "Tucker Malarkey"


BOOK REVIEW

RESURRECTION by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Passable entertainment; could have been much better."
Investigating her father's mysterious death in post-WW2 Cairo, a young woman finds herself on the trail of the Lost (Gnostic) Gospels; there is also a flickering love interest in this second novel from Malarkey (An Obvious Enchantment, 2000). Read full book review >

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TUCKER by Danny Sit
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Tucker's charming personality and the quality of the photographic illustrations help this to stand out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A strong narrative voice, charming photographs and an utterly appealing little dog protagonist coalesce to create a winning story about a Jack Russell terrier named Tucker. Read full book review >

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AN OBVIOUS ENCHANTMENT by Tucker Malarkey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Uninspired, sometimes plain clunky prose, but, as the story's mysteries unfold, Malarkey raises intriguing questions about the actions that passions drive us to—with profound or searing consequences."
Malarkey's debut has the elements of a romance novel—chiseled hero, headstrong heroine, tropical island—but its curiosity about love, both Eros and agape, raises it a teeny notch above formula fiction.. Read full book review >

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MALARKEY by Shelia Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1997

"Murders and motives barely impinge on a touchy Lark's emotional turmoil or on accounts of local roads, pubs, foods, etc. The bit of suspense in the end is, alas, too little too late."
Bookseller Lark Dodge, now living in the Pacific Northwest (Meadowlark, 1996, etc.), has arrived in Dublin to meet her history professor father, George Dailey, who's recovering from a recent stroke. Read full book review >

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TUCKER FLIPS by Leslie McGuirk
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A small, artless introduction to a terrier with an independent spirit. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PEAK by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"An okay police procedural, but Mayor's focus on the infant VBI gives disappointingly short shrift to the sharp, telling small-town portraits that have generally marked this series as special (Occam's Razor, 1999, etc.)."
Untoward things are happening at Tucker Peak, the posh ski resort upstate—things that might be troublesome enough to warrant the attention of Joe Gunther's freshly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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CONGRATULATIONS, MISS MALARKEY!  by Judy Finchler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While the climax is decidedly anticlimactic—she returns after her honeymoon and tells the narrator to call her 'Mrs. Malarkey'—the emotional journey of the children is both very real and rarely seen in books for this age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Miss Malarkey has been acting really strange lately." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MECHA MALARKEY by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Optional. (Graphic fantasy. 5-10)"
In this frenetically paced, abundantly punny graphic novel, three robot brothers battle revamped fairy-tale tropes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCKER TOOK IT! by Bruce Van Patter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

An omnivorous goat stirs up trouble. Read full book review >

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TESTING MISS MALARKEY by Judy Finchler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Finchler (Miss Malarkey Won't Be in Today, 1998, etc.) conveys the hubbub surrounding the 'test of no import' with dash and humor, while O'Malley's drawings of the hang-dog teachers work just right for the fraught atmosphere. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Finding humor in standardized testing is no easy task, but the creators of Miss Malarkey and crew know just where to look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN CARE OF CASSIE TUCKER by Ivy Ruckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with swift pacing, the book will please contemporary readers, facing their own turn-of-the-century, and a new millennium, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cassie Tucker and her family, friends, and neighbors in rural Blue Hill, Nebraska, are all anticipating the arrival of the 20th century, just a few months away. Read full book review >