Search Results: "Andrew Scott Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A revelatory, impressive debut."
How America's unappeasable thirst for cheap oil led to foreign-policy bungling in the Persian Gulf. Read full book review >

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DESCENDING LINES by L. Andrew Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"An undeniably horrific thriller."
A Grand Guignol cat-and-mouse tale about a monstrous husband pursuing his fleeing wife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The workmanlike telling of Ogorzow's pursuit and eventual capture lacks a certain impact, though fans of serial-killer narratives will surely be engaged."
Straightforward account of the historical curiosity of a sadistic serial killer preying on women in the heart of Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FARMER by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's a gentle homage to the power of a child's imagination, where the fantasy world created in play always seems more solid than plain old reality. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jed discovers an old toy of his father's in the attic, it catapults him into a fabulous agrarian fantasy. Read full book review >

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NICHOLI by Cooper Edens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Banfill's winter landscapes are outstanding, but his people are so stiffly and meticulously painted that they are more like wax figures than characters to care about. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is Christmas Day, when the residents of a mountain village traditionally gather to sculpt the snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Although this was a tempest in a teapot, readers will enjoy Selby's account of a hitherto-obscure Nazi plot and the energetic counterintelligence that foiled it."
An entertaining account of a last-gasp Nazi effort. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BEACH by Orrin H. Pilkey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"The authors deliver a message to be heeded: 'We must view the beach as a sacred and resilient yet strangely fragile natural environment to be protected at all costs.'"
A clarion call for a change of policy that prioritizes the preservation of beaches over property rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like Blood Diamond, cinema-ready."
Exciting, well-crafted tale of the "School of Turin," a gang of master thieves who looted the putatively theft-proof Antwerp Diamond Center. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

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 >