Search Results: "Vicki Tharp"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The book is dedicated to Lawrence's fans, who may be startled by the woman they discover within. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A surprisingly charmless memoir by the longtime Carol Burnett Show costar and recent talk show host. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK BACK by Vicki Tharp
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"An entertaining but sometimes discordant blend of nerve-wracking fear and randy ooh-la-la."
A serial killer is just one of the men jockeying for the heroine's attention in this suspenseful, distracted romantic thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"The story loses steam as its shock value dissipates, and ultimately the booze ends up having more bang than the book. (Fiction. YA)"
It won't take long for readers to deduce that Sutter Keely, the dreamless, ne'er-do-well protagonist of Tharp's third novel for teens, is a bona fide alcoholic with a misled heart of gold. Read full book review >

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BADD by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Absorbing and redemptive. (Fiction. YA)"
Alcohol, weed, fighting and sex are par for the course for Ceejay, except sex is not a big thing personally. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY by Tim Tharp
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"However, this intriguing work demands an audience. (Fiction. YA)"
The Kennishaw Knights personify Oklahoma hill country, where guys play football, drink beer, talk about sex (but not love), and players seek local immortality by achieving a fifth straight undefeated season. Read full book review >

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MOJO by Tim Tharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Flawless fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
An Oklahoma City high school loser becomes an amateur detective. Read full book review >

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FALLING DARK by Tim Tharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Badly organized and far too loose, but Tharp's debut has a poignancy and grace that gets it over the bumps on its way: Worth a look."
A rambling but interesting debut (winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize) about a troubled family that comes under the influence of a drifter and his drug-dealing boss. Read full book review >

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PUSH COMES TO SHOVE by Twyla Tharp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"Tharp is the major female choreographer in the dance world now, and her articulate, honest voice describing how she reached this status offers a lesson in how an artist grows—and a riveting read."
As direct, quirky and complex as Tharp herself: an illuminating self-portrayal of this important choreographer- dancer's struggle for artistic and personal growth. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND BELONGING by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This third installment from Delany (We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, 2016, etc.) relies less on mystery than on moral outrage at the nasty business of human smuggling."
A romantic getaway almost ruins a policeman's marriage. Read full book review >

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Army Wife by Vicki Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An Army wife's absorbing testament to the power of family and faith to weather difficult times."
A soldier's spouse reflects on marriage, sacrifice, and patriotic service. Read full book review >

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SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery, one of seven linked novels publishing simultaneously. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth. Read full book review >

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >