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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LILLIAN HELLMAN by Ruth Turk
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 1995

"A welcome addition to an authoritative and lively collection of biographies. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction/biography. 9+)"
A thoughtful entry to the Lerner Biographies series, on the often controversial American playwright and memoirist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An anthology of poignant, humane narratives, emotionally honest and intense in their simplicity."
The voices of 29 volunteers and staffers form a collection of moving testimonies about the American Red Cross. Read full book review >

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COLD OCEANS by Jon Turk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Genuine adventure and poignant self-exploration, too. (Author tour)"
A chemist-turned-adventurer retraces the footsteps of polar explorers in some of the harshest conditions the earth has to offer. Read full book review >

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FIRST DO NO HARM by A. Turk
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Sometimes slow but always well-written and full of detail."
In this novel, based in part on the author's legal experiences, a lawyer goes after two crooked doctors who have been performing unnecessary surgeries at a small-town hospital in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MADRID by Betty J. Turk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A charming historical novel hampered by an uneven pace."
A decades-old murder haunts the lives of a young couple with a connection to the victim. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A joyful, enlightening analysis of a now-misunderstood star who answered immigrant American desires for a shared national culture. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
In a dazzling blend of entertainment and scholarship, America's top prewar musical film star is convincingly rethroned as "an exemplary part of our American heritage." 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 >

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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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THE BLIND ASTRONOMER'S DAUGHTER by John Pipkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Still, a fascinating look at the particular manias and obsessions of those who study the stars amid turmoil on Earth."
Pipkin's panoramic second novel (Woodsburner, 2009) unfurls a vista of scientific advances and social unraveling as the 18th century nears its close. Read full book review >