Search Results: "Eileen Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A shadowy and superbly told story of how inner turmoil morphs into outer chaos."
A woman recalls her mysterious escape from home in this taut, controlled noir about broken families and their proximity to violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"All in all, a well-paced, nuanced contribution to the history of exploration."
A richly detailed life of perhaps the greatest maritime explorer in history. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF MISTAKEN DISCOVERIES by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An insightful, entertaining exploration of the impact of a suicide that may leave its audience uncertain about the sincerity of the protagonist. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Avery and Nora were best friends, drawn together by the fact that they were both adopted. After Nora dies, Avery feels partially responsible. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK by Eileen Cook
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Cook has whipped up a real treat. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Ever since her mom was killed by a drunk driver, Hailey—rich, smart, pretty and popular—has specialized in avoiding risk. Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Gossip and hubbub abound in this tame mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Yale-bound student Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital bed to a nightmare. Her best friend, Simone McIvory, is dead. And Jill is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELING ISOBEL by Eileen Cook
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"As she did in The Education of Hailey Kendrick (2011), Cook gives readers a fast-paced plot, likable narrator and interesting characters, but even first-rate ingredients can't save a flawed recipe. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
This blend of paranormal romance, murder mystery and quirky, coming-of-age narrative offers tasty moments, but the elements prove incompatible, leaving a bad taste in mouths. Read full book review >

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JOSIE SMITH AND EILEEN by Magdalen Nabb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Young reader. 5-10)"
``...even if Eileen was horrible sometimes, she was still Josie Smith's best friend,'' concludes this fourth book about a little girl who lives with her mother in an English village. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW COOK by John Thorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Both substantive and refreshingly quirky: Thorne's food- writing can feed your head and clear it of the prevailing burble."
Billed here as ``an iconoclastic eater,'' Thorne—author of a food newsletter and a 1987 anthology drawn from its pages, both titled Simple Cooking—is so far from the usual run of gushing food-writers as to make M.F.K. Fisher (reviewed above) look a little precious. Read full book review >

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COOK IT! by Georgie Birkett
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All have a thinner-than-usual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). Read full book review >

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GIRL COOK by Hannah McCouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Cheerfully raunchy first novel by a former chef, with some memorable moments and authentic atmosphere."
If you can't take the heat. . . . Read full book review >