Search Results: "Coe Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

KINDA LIKE BROTHERS by Coe Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Jarrett's frank view of the inner-city perils he faces is optimistically balanced by the strengths offered by family, friends and his community. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Booth offers a glimpse of gritty inner-city life for a middle-grade audience through the eyes of 11-year-old Jarrett. Read full book review >

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BRONXWOOD by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This book can stand alone, but the cliffhanger ending begs another installment; readers who have been with Tyrell from the beginning as well as those meeting him for the first time will be utterly invested in his future. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Booth returns to the gritty and dangerous Bronx projects to pick up the memorable story of Tyrell seven months after the conclusion of Tyrell (2006).Read full book review >

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TYRELL by Coe Booth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the complex party-planning plotline doesn't exactly cut a straight path, its convoluted-ness undoubtedly illustrates the kinds of obstacles these teens must overcome and the connections they need to make in order to survive—inside or outside the law. (Fiction. YA)"
After his DJ father is incarcerated for drug dealing, 15-year-old Tyrell, his brother and his mother are rendered homeless and move to a slummy city shelter in the Bronx. Read full book review >

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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSED CIRCLE by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"A pleasing modern-day addition to the venerable lineage of the English social novel, easily the equal of Trollope or Galsworthy, though without the imaginative fire of Dickens."
Benjamin Trotter, his friends and family return, even more at sea in a transformed Britain than they were 20 years ago at the close of The Rotters' Club (2002). Read full book review >

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SUCH TIMES by Christopher Coe
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"Timothy has an awful disease, but in the end he's too much of a twit to care about deeply."
A chatty and ultimately brittle second novel (after Coe's I Love Devine, 1987) about a gay man and his two lovers in the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE PROPHETEER by Jason Coe
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"A wickedly funny send-up."
George W. Bush speaks from the mountaintop—or at least the helicopter pad—in Coe's cutting political satire. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"Young fantasy fans will find Jasper's adventures entertaining and easy to follow."
In the first volume of the fantasy series, 13-year-old Jasper Flint is magically transported to an underground world in need of his help. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE PRIVACY OF MAXWELL SIM by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2011

"Not for every taste, but a significant building block in Coe's adventurous and distinctive oeuvre."
The lonely life of an everyman who might as well be called a nobody is the subject of the popular British author's ninth novel (The Rain Before It Falls, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT THEY DO IN THE DARK by Amanda  Coe
Released: March 19, 2012

"A rich novel that explores the 'darkness' of social dysfunction both in 10-year-olds and in the adult world."
Whatever they do in the dark, Coe makes it clear there's plenty of darkness in which to do it. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Nevertheless, he has just the right narrative brio to pull off this wild, satisfying novel."
This is British writer Coe's fourth novel but his first to appear in the US, and it's easy to see why American publishers have hesitated to introduce him here. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE by Sophie D. Coe
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"A carefully researched biography of chocolate as a pleasure and a product. (100 illustrations, not seen)"
The late anthropologist Sophie Coe, who was assisted by her husband, an authority on pre-Columbian civilizations, in the writing of the book, took her culinary history seriously, thank you: This is no chat-fest presented for the benefit of Godiva- gobblers. Read full book review >