Search Results: "Chloe Hooper"


BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S BOOK OF TRUE CRIME by Chloe Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2002

"Sometimes a bit heavy on the atmosphere but nonetheless an affecting thriller that mixes just the right gothic chills with erotically charged suspense."
An erotic and creepy debut about an Australian teacher who tempts fate by sleeping with the father of one of her students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALL MAN by Chloe Hooper
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Alternately poignant, powerful and ponderous—a worthwhile glimpse into a battered culture."
Australian novelist Hooper (A Child's Book of True Crime, 2002) investigates the 2004 death of an Aboriginal man and the subsequent trial of the police sergeant charged with his killing. Read full book review >

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THE ENGAGEMENT by Chloe Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Unreliable narrators don't come any more bewildering or unappealing than the couple in this clever, claustrophobic and disturbing chiller."
Erotic games turn menacing and surreal when a woman who role-plays as a prostitute spends a weekend on an isolated Australian estate with her regular "client," and he tries to keep her there forever. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT TREE by Chloe Bonfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A gorgeous reminder that the natural world is perfect and worthy of notice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a natural-world version of Leo Tolstoy's short story "The Three Questions," a boy goes in search of the perfect tree to chop for firewood and finds much more. Read full book review >

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ASUNDER by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis' modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities."
A self-effacing life devoted to obsessive minutiae is cracked open in this oblique, disturbing, yet oddly compelling tale. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF CLOUDS by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A brief, introverted story."
A debut novel concerning a young Mexican woman's lonely sojourn in Berlin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BLOSSOM by Isabel Chloe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A fast-paced, tangled mystery with an eerie sci-fi twist."
Crime drama meets sci-fi mayhem in Chloe's (No Last Tattoo, 2013, etc.) haunting alien thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE RULES by Chloe Neill
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"As Willow of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a series at least partly responsible for kick-starting this genre) says, 'Bored now.'"
Merit, Sentinel of one of Chicago's vampire enclaves, Cadogan House, and her boyfriend, Ethan, co-Master of that House, face murder, dastardly politicking and romantic discord in the seventh Chicagoland Vampires (Biting Cold, 2012, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

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SEW ZOEY by Chloe Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"This book will appeal to a middle-grade crowd that isn't into vampires and dystopias, as well as to those who create art with their hands. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Most novels about fashion end up being more about little divas than about the clothing; this is an exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLY'S BIG BOOK OF FRIENDS by Chloe Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"Well-meaning but misses the mark. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An overview of many adoption scenarios. Read full book review >

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PETALS IN THE ASHES by Mary Hooper
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, those who stay the course will be rewarded with an exciting tale, enriched by a clear picture of life in Restoration London, and a protagonist able to shrug off losses, even of her treasured business, as long as her love life is looking up. (notes, recipes) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Out of the frying pan, literally into the fire, the young London shopkeeper who witnessed the horrors of the Plague in At the Sign of the Sugared Plum (2003) returns to the City just in time to see most of it go up in the Great Fire of 1666. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST WINTER by Meredith Hooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A grand story of six brave men who literally and figuratively pulled together in their race for survival."
The tale of how Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen triumphed in the race to the South Pole, beating British contender Robert Scott by only two weeks, still grips our imagination 100 years later. Read full book review >