Search Results: "Allison Glock-Cooper"


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I THINK I LOVE YOU by Allison Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Big-hearted exploration of the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love."
Welsh teenager obsessed with pop star David Cassidy finally gets an opportunity to meet her idol, 24 years later than expected. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD GIRL by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Billed as 'ripped from the headlines,' Leotta's latest proves entertaining enough but feels more like a book that's ripped from Google."
Leotta's spunky heroine, federal lawyer Anna Curtis, takes on the timely topic of rape on college campuses and discovers an ugly underbelly in the academic system. 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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ICE CREAM by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"A chocolate, vanilla, and berry palette adds to the taste appeal. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cooper is a master at transforming dabs and wiggles of paint into people at play (Ballpark, 1998) or architecture (Building, 1999) or vistas (Country Fair, 1997). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although unfamiliar terms slip in, the writing is accessible for the target audience, and the information is often engrossing. (b&w illustrations, maps, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Lassieur, in her entry in the Library of American Indian History series, uses Native American material culture and ethnographic evidence—accounts from early explorers, drawings, legends, and stories—to describe the daily life of some of the early people of North America before their contact with the Europeans. Read full book review >

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SING LIKE NOBODY'S LISTENING by Allison Gutknecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweet middle school episode that celebrates the friendship gained from working together. (Fiction. 9-14)"
At the crossroads of preteen and teen, Wylie faces the strain of growing up. Read full book review >

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Lulu in Babylon by Allison Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"For lovers of Hollywood, this novel offers an immersive look at the past and present of the movie business, though its plot beats may be overly familiar."
Silver (20th Century Travel, 2010) delivers a Hollywood coming-of-age story with a reverence for the stars and stories of old Hollywood. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED ISLANDS by Allison Amend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Despite some improbable plot twists, appealing characters and vivid local color make for an entertaining read."
Secrets, lies, and spies on a faraway island. Read full book review >

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The Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse
Released: May 15, 2015

"A satisfying romance bolstered by strong characters, detailed settings, and surprising plot twists."
In Morse's debut romance, a business deal reunites a woman with the man who betrayed her years earlier. Read full book review >

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TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE by Dorothy Allison
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"And we do, we let her tell away. (Author tour)"
``Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood,'' writes Allison in this rich memoir, which originated as a performance piece. Read full book review >

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COMPULSION by Allison Brennan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"While Max's original bitchy attitude needed adjusting, this incarnation makes for some embarrassingly maudlin moments."
Brennan gives Maxine "Max" Revere a makeover, though she's still a rich, beautiful and brilliant TV host and true-crime crusader. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Allison Lynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2004

"Lynn's gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page—right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives."
Haunting debut about a husband's attempt to unravel the mystery of his wife's disappearance. Read full book review >