Search Results: "Zack Parsons"


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LIMINAL STATES by Zack Parsons
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2012

"Intensely realized and often gripping, so perhaps the lack of any discernable structure, logic or explanations deliberately points readers to the multimedia extensions. It's bizarrely fascinating, and what it's all about is anybody's guess."
This first novel from the author of Your Next-Door Neighbor is a Dragon (2009) is part of a multimedia project that also encompasses video, music, artwork, blogs and web pages. Read full book review >

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HOMER HENRY HUDSON'S CURIO MUSEUM by Zack Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Hudson claims, 'Everything has a story.' And through his personal descriptions and musings over each artifact, he knows how to tell a good one. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In Rock's debut picture book, an eccentric bulldog named Homer Henry Hudson collects "bits and bobs" from around the globe, displaying them floor to ceiling in his museum of curios. Read full book review >

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BROXO by Zack Giallongo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"By the end, both characters and readers have had a workout; the latter will hope for more. (Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
The ruler of a kingdom of one and a runaway princess join forces in this agreeable sword-and-sorcery graphic novel. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE SUN by Alexander Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Second-novelist Parsons (Leaving Disneyland, 2001) unnecessarily overloads the scales: His sensitive evocation of historical atrocities and a scouring way of life would be affecting enough without the pile-up of misery."
War, dispossession and atomic fallout afflict a decent ranching family in 1940s New Mexico. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Not the type of book to read in one setting, but its information could fill many seasons of baseball broadcasts."
A baseball book by an obsessive for other obsessives. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF SKULL ISLAND by Zack Norris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans can follow the twins to the Amazon, Paris and the Rockies later this year…if they haven't found something better. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Is Black Heart's treasure still on Skull Island? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Straight reporting with no surprises—or even anything that wasn't obvious to the most casual fan. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Georgia sportswriter Zack's first book follows the 1992 Atlanta Braves from spring training to their second straight World Series loss. Read full book review >

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GORILLA AND THE BIRD by Zack  McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"If the Joads were tanked up on Bud Light and Haldol and Steinbeck were under Hunter S. Thompson's influence, this might be the result—rueful, funny, and utterly authentic."
"I am a bipolar gorilla": a tale of madness, self-destruction, and the stalwart presence of a family that, while not exactly the Waltons, is always there. Read full book review >

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EAGER TO PLEASE by Julie Parsons
Released: Oct. 3, 2001

"Rachel's scars and patient resourcefulness drive a suspenseful, disturbing fable that ultimately makes little distinction between making amends and taking revenge."
Parsons (Courtship Gift, 2000, etc.) presents a grim thriller that asks whether redemption might not be worse than the original sin. Read full book review >

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MAN AND BOY by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

Parsons's first novel, a bestseller in his native England, is the unabashedly sentimental tale of a carefree husband suddenly thrust into single parenthood. Read full book review >