Search Results: "Turk Pipkin"


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FAST GREENS by Turk Pipkin
Released: June 1, 1996

"A paean to the Scottish game of sticks and flags with authentic lingo, a solid structure, and plenty of old-fashioned masculine wallowing in the transcendent metaphor of silly games."
Debut novel, originally self-published, by a Texas Monthly contributor who mostly avoids the hokey near-religious overtones often attached to his sport—golf—overtones similar to those often attached by baseball writers to theirs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2002

"Good fun, and a gentle reminder that science and showbiz have been happy partners for a long time. (25 b&w illustrations, throughout)"
English technology journalist Standage (The Victorian Internet, 1998, etc.) recounts the quirky history of a mechanical chess-playing machine. Read full book review >

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A PIPKIN OF PEPPER by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Cooper's Pumpkin Soup (1999) won the Kate Greenaway medal; this one's at least as charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cat, Squirrel and Duck, who live in a tea kettle-shaped house, are back to making their pumpkin soup when they discover they are out of salt—the only solution is to go into the city to buy more. Read full book review >

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YOUNG TURK by Moris Farhi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2005

"Intimate tales beautifully elucidate a richly heroic, romantically sensuous Turkish heritage."
Elegantly composed vignettes exploring Turkish life and nationality during and just after WWII, by émigré author Farhi (Children of the Rainbow, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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TURK AND RUNT by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"But most inspired are the luxurious watercolors from Ansley (Wool Gathering, 2001), with their midnight blues, regal purples, and turkey-skinned pinks depicting Turk in his football gear and assorted buyers in their most comic animation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's difficult to explain why Runt, the aptly named young gobbler in Wheeler's tale, cares for the well-being of his hale and hearty older brother, Turk, as in turkey, real and metaphorical. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"A vicariously entertaining whirlwind of scrapbook memories from an author who can't sit still."
A travelogue from a restless journalistic globe-trotter who has freelanced his way across the world. Read full book review >

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THE TURK AND MY MOTHER by Mary Helen Stefaniak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Overdone and confusing. An impossibly tangled narrative strangles what, in parts, is a truly fascinating and intricate first novel."
Rambling tale about several generations of Serbo-Croatians who leave the Old Country for America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The first biography of Mehmet in decades finds the sultan a brilliant but elusive subject."
Turkey expert Freely (History/Univ. of the Bosphorus; Storm on Horseback: The Seljuk Warriors of Turkey, 2008, etc.) delivers an oblique portrait of the Ottoman ruler who considered himself another Alexander the Great. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TURK! by Jakob Arjouni
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 1993

"Welcome to America, Turk."
On his 26th birthday, p.i. Read full book review >

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AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Although Gen may be hard for readers to connect to, her story is interesting enough they may well stick with her anyway. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Pipkin's debut leads readers on a journey through grief to hope again. Read full book review >

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WOODSBURNER by John Pipkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"A superb historical fiction as well as a complex and provocative novel of ideas—Pulitzer Prize material."
An inglorious episode in the life of 19th-century author and environmental saint Henry David Thoreau is the subject of Pipkin's impressive debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >