Search Results: "Edna Coe Bercaw"


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HALMONI’S DAY by Edna Coe Bercaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Halmoni captivates her audience, as she will the audience for this stellar debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Newcomer Bercaw has written an affecting story of Jennifer's fears and joys when her Korean halmoni, or grandmother, flies from her peaceful village to take part in a school Grandparents' Day program. 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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THE HOUSE OF SLEEP by Jonathan Coe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"In all: a droll, ingenious novel, its satire nicely leavened by true romance."
An audacious, often wickedly funny meditation on the vexed precincts of sleep and sex, following the adventures of four characters whose wayward paths repeatedly intertwine, by the author of The Winshaw Legacy (1995). 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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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 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Distinctly middle-drawer files—but still a generous bonanza for crime buffs, presented by one of the sharpest writers in the field."
Slightly blurred carbon copy of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, Buchanan's riveting 1987 report on crimes she'd covered during her nearly 20 years as a Pulitzer-winning reporter for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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SUITABLE FOR FRAMING by Edna Buchanan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"But the first half of this story, with its reeking background, is a scorcher: Even on deadline, Buchanan couldn't write a boring page. (Literary Guild featured alternate selection)"
Miami never lets up—certainly not for crime reporter Britt Montero (Miami, It's Murder, 1994, etc.), who gets no more home- cooked meals or eight-hour sleeps than any of the cops on her beat. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A clever inclusion of architecture in the essence of English royal history."
A tireless biography of the house first dubbed a gift to Queen Charlotte in 1763 and its transformations during nine generations of British monarchy. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND LONELY PLACE by Edna Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"The nonstop action and romance go a long way toward offsetting the frequent shapelessness of both stories—especially the tale of the real-life outlaws, which all too often reads like an extended summary of old newspaper articles."
As if reconstructing the real-life, century-old tale of Florida's most notorious outlaw couple weren't enough, Buchanan (Legally Dead, 2008, etc.) dovetails it with a parallel modern-day story in this ambitious, inventive saga. Read full book review >

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TIME AND TIDE by Edna O’Brien
Released: May 1, 1992

"Not O'Brien's best."
Acclaimed Irish writer O'Brien (Lantern Slides, 1990, etc.) explores that ``great chasm'' between mothers and would-be mothers, with smotheringly unrelieved lyricism. Read full book review >