Search Results: "Andrew Cotto"


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OUTERBOROUGH BLUES by Andrew Cotto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"First-time novelist Cotto's shaggy, dreamlike saga begins with a curse and ends with a redemption of sorts. What's in between is a lot less clear."
A highly unlikely detective pursues the even more unlikely trail of a missing man during Holy Week in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

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BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAIN MEN by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

Dedicated to Samuel Clemens, who "promised never to let dull facts get in the way of telling a true story," this rousing mix of fact and fancy fleshes out the lives and adventures of several half-legendary harbingers of the Westward Expansion. Read full book review >

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BAD GUYS by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The zesty telling makes the eight figures as fascinating as their mythology; the illustrations are as rough-hewn as the stories are polished, with characters and caricatures melding into portraits of the colorful folk who remain part of the cultural fabric. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In a book subtitled "True Stories of Legendary Gunslingers, Sidewinders, Fourflushers, Drygulchers, Bushwhackers, Freebooters, and Downright Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West," Glass (The Sweetwater Run, 1996, etc.) endeavors to set the record straight concerning the doings of Jesse James, Black Bart, and other desperados who had their sorry reputations burnished by an Eastern press anxious for bold stories from the Wild West. Read full book review >

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THE SPIDER RING by Andrew Harwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A horror story for young readers that all but oozes spiders—a surefire template for success. (Fantasy/horror. 9-12)"
She's pretty sure that Grandma Esme is a little bit strange, but it's only after the woman dies and Maria gets her special spider-shaped ring that the truth gradually emerges. And that truth is crawling with spiders. Read full book review >

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THE PREY by Andrew Fukuda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A lengthy interlude in creepsterville, with the promise of a return to gory thrills. (Science fiction. 14-16)"
Out of the vampire-hunting-ground frying pan into the freakish-religious-cult fire. Read full book review >

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FIRE STORM by Andrew Lane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Fans of the previous books will devour it; new readers to the series will have no problem diving in. (Adventure/mystery. 13-17)"
The teenage Sherlock solves mysteries about two different housekeepers and faces up to a vicious sociopath in this sequel to Black Ice (2013). Read full book review >