Search Results: "Beth A. Cottam"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SALT OF TRANQUILITY by Gerry Sidney Cottam
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"Rough around the edges but well worth a read."
A miner in hibernation on the moon wakes to discover that the world he knows has changed forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"There is no hard evidence supporting this hypothesis, of course, but it doesn't matter: This is a purely academic exercise, somewhat akin to arguing over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin."
Much energy is expended here demonstrating that Ronald Reagan's policy toward the Soviets was pro- rather than reactive beginning in 1984. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A REAL BASKET CASE by Beth Groundwater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"A tense, exciting debut."
Drugs and jealousy add up to a Rocky Mountain murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Setting and plot are the heart and soul of this ripping space thriller, and they're unforgettable. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Opening soon after the bleak ending of Across the Universe (2011), this captivating middle volume takes Godspeed's 2,763 residents through commotion, twists and game-changers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE A FEATHER by Berit Beth
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An exciting, intense tale that overcomes its flaws."
In her first novel, Beth tells a spectacular tale of lust and murder in the surprisingly not-so-sedate English countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BASKET OF TROUBLE by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"The latest starring Claire (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2012, etc.) packs in more action than a typical cozy, though readers annoyed with the heroine's occasional know-it-all tone might enjoy seeing her in a bit of peril."
A sister steps in to help when her brother's horse-riding business is the scene of an accidental death—or murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE IN A JAR by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"It's all entirely predictable, although Olivia's troubled relationship with her mother is nicely wrought."
Harbison (Secrets of a Shoe Addict, 2008, etc.) offers her heroine not one but two life-altering makeovers. Oh, what eye shadow and concealer can do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BURDEN OF EARTH by Beth Bosworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1995

"An overly ambitious start from a talented beginner."
A debut collection weaves several narratives into one richly defined (if oddly static) tapestry portraying the history and obsessions of a troubled Jewish intellectual family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMORY OF TREES by F.G.  Cottam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Cottam (The House of Lost Souls, 2009, etc.) reads like Graham Masterton, with more of an interest in his characters and their relationships but with the same eye toward the supernatural and the same fondness for bringing down the final curtain abruptly."
When a scientist starts reforesting a sacred landscape, spirits take notice and seek justice. Read full book review >