Search Results: "Catherine Cookson"


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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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KATE HANNIGAN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Employing the melodramatic clichés we've come to expect after 90 bestsellers, Cookson (1907-98) was a natural successor to the great English writers of the Romantic era. Vivid, emotionally stirring: one of her best."
First US hardcover publication of the late Dame Cookson's first novel. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT LADY by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They don't write melodramas like this any more. A posthumous humdinger from Cookson (Kate Hannigan's Girl, 2001, etc.)."
Sweet young Irene Forrester sang operetta to earn her modest living—until she met Edward Mortimer Baindor, the temperamental son of a wealthy businessman. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF MEN by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Gothic goings-on served up without a trace of irony. (First published in England, 1963)"
Good brother and bad brother feud on the fells. Read full book review >

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MY BELOVED SON by Catherine Cookson
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Old timey, sentimental, flecked with bits of Geordie slang: a shameless wallow but fun."
Time goes by, but Cookson has not lost any of her Tyneside thunder (The Love Child, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BAILEY CHRONICLES by Catherine Cookson
Released: April 19, 1989

Historical-romance mistress Cookson puts her sure hand to work once again, this time blowing a blizzard of soap bubbles in a contemporary setting—working-class northern England, a world of uneasy dole lines and reheated shepherd's pies. Read full book review >

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THE LADY ON MY LEFT by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Nancy Drew meets Antiques Roadshow."
Classic old chestnut from the late Dame Catherine Cookson (The Silent Lady, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MALTESE ANGEL by Catherine Cookson
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Cookson has the storytelling ability to hold an affectionately tolerant audience as she chronicles the howling passions of her characters, who resemble likable-to-murderous third graders. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The fans of Cookson's (My Beloved Son, 1993, etc.) subtle-as- a-calliope village melodramas, set in various periods near the banks of the Tyne, will be pleased to note that the empress of scullery tales is still at it. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTEEN STREETS by Catherine Cookson
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"Cookson (The Lady on My Left, p. 1413) bestows an emotional grandeur on the circumscribed lives of her working-class characters, and her vividly written tale has real power."
First US publication of a 1952 novel by the late Dame Catherine—and a good one: Cain and Abel on the Tyneside docks. Read full book review >

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KATE HANNIGAN’S GIRL by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

"Another breathlessly paced, emotionally charged tale for fans of the late Cookson (1906-98)."
Overwrought but appealing melodrama set sometime after WWI in Tyneside. Read full book review >

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THE OBSESSION by Catherine Cookson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1997

"A lesser effort, then, but never count out the Cookson- addicted. (Literary Guild alternate)"
Cookson's hyperventilating, unbuttoned tales of (usually period) Tyneside passion ricocheting among the social classes in (generally) northern England (The Year of the Virgins, 1995, etc.) were good fun. Read full book review >