Search Results: "Deborah Coates"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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WIDE OPEN by Deborah Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An interesting plot and compelling characters are dragged down by unwieldy dialogue and a climax in which the action is not adequately explained, suggesting there will be a sequel."
Coates' debut novel scores from a reader's point of view, despite the author's repetitiveness and clunky writing style. Read full book review >

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DEEP DOWN by Deborah Coates
Released: March 5, 2013

"A good, solid read that bubbles over into exciting at times, but readers who haven't read her first volume (Wide Open, 2012) will be lost from the very first page."
The second entry of Coates' promising paranormal thriller series, which centers on the homecoming of a former soldier who managed to beat death while serving in Afghanistan, will score high with readers who like tales that don't follow the mainstream. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF COATES by Brad Zellar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Snapshots taken by one of the world's beautiful losers."
A lonely traveler on the edge of civilization documents the empty and desolate corners of America where no one is looking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER OF MONTEREY by Lawrence Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Jones says, this land is adrift from history, and Coates brings it alive."
Second-novelist Coates (the award-winning Blossom Festival, not reviewed) returns with the tale of a confused ship and commodore waging an imaginary war on California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"Well-presented and intriguing."
An in-depth look at how financial risk-taking is linked to human biology, especially to the testosterone levels of young male traders, and the implications of this phenomenon for financial markets and the wider economy. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Coates, author of a superb investigative account of the violent ultraright (Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right, 1987) here tackles the mighty and mysterious Mormon Church. Read full book review >