Search Results: "Bernard Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 18, 2012

"A satisfying, feel-good novel about human shortcomings, perseverance and serendipity."
Big changes befall the sleepy town of Timber Lake, Mich., in a novel about ordinary people who try to achieve extraordinary goals after a local man finds God during a night of heavy drinking. Read full book review >

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BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

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GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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A YEAR OF RHYMES by Bernard Cooper
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Beautifully written and memorable—if not as riveting or powerful as one might hope."
A sweet, nostalgic first novel by essayist Cooper (Maps to Anywhere, 1991) delineating the riddles that define Burt Zerkin's 11th year—as Burt discovers his sexual longing for boys and men and faces the death of an older brother from leukemia. Read full book review >

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BLUE BERNARD by Nathalie Tousnakhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Bernard's story alone is lovely to look at with too few shades between its primary hues. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The second in an app series called Colorful World, this follow-up to Zoe's Green Planet (2013) follows Bernard, who is "blue from head to toe" on an all-pink planet. Read full book review >

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COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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GUESS AGAIN by Bernard Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2000

"When he hits his mark between sentiment and jokiness, Cooper can be searing."
Like Cooper's previous novel (A Year of Rhymes, 1993) and memoir (Truth Serum, 1996), his debut collection of 11 stories, most first seen in literary quarterlies, focuses on gay men in southern California. Read full book review >

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MY AVANT-GARDE EDUCATION by Bernard Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"An unconventional narrative that focuses on sharp, piercing moments."
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Cooper (The Bill from My Father: A Memoir, 2006, etc.) returns with a memoir/essay collection (some previously published) that chronicles his early interest in pop art and charts where that interest has taken him.Read full book review >

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TRUTH SERUM by Bernard Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1996

"This is exhilarating writing. (Author tour)"
A riveting, masterfully crafted memoir by essayist and novelist Cooper (A Year of Rhymes, 1993, etc.) that should find a wide readership beyond the gay market. Read full book review >

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THE BILL FROM MY FATHER by Bernard Cooper
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A graceful memoir filled with pain, regret, confusion and wonder."
A difficult father's difficult final years, affectingly told by a son who, along the way, experiences just about the entire range of human emotion. Read full book review >

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JAMES FENIMORE COOPER by Wayne Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"It is unimaginable that any life of Cooper will surpass this fascinating book."
The second volume of a majestic biography covers the 19th-century author's most productive decades. Read full book review >