Search Results: "Elizabeth M. Cosin"


BOOK REVIEW

ZEN AND THE ART OF MURDER by Elizabeth M. Cosin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1999

"The result is a bumpy debut whose attitudinizing heroine is constantly bucking the promise of a soul-searching mystery that just makes her reach for her Walther a little faster."
On the same day her cat Ira gets run over for the second time (don't ask), L.A. sportswriter-turned-shamus Zen Moses catches two cases that could change her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEN AND THE CITY OF ANGELS by Elizabeth M. Cosin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1999

"In her second outing (Zen and the Art of Murder, 1998), Moses is smart, tough, feisty, and hard to distinguish from dozens of her sister shamuses."
Because Noodles, the missing wonder dog, might not be missing anymore, Zen Moses, Santa Monica p.i., finds herself on —a stakeout for a [expletive] dog." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Norman's touching and stirring narrative makes a fitting tribute to these remarkable women's courage and dedication. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A gripping history of "the Angels of Bataan," nurses who provided selfless care under conditions of extreme hardship on one of WWII's grimmest fronts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE HER MADLY by M. Elizabeth Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A novel that could have worked if the psychology (and personalities) had more depth."
In Lee's debut thriller, three self-centered college students become tangled in a love triangle that ends in tragedy. Seven years later, the survivors realize that the past rarely stays in the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2009

"Highly recommended for students of the Pacific War."
Assiduous account of the Japanese conquest of the Philippines in World War II and the fate of the American garrison there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intellectual and provocative perspective challenging Christians and others to reconsider the confines of spiritual interconnection, harmony, and progressive inclusion in modern religion."
In the latest installment of the publisher's enterprising Queer Action/Queer Ideas series, queer Episcopal priest and political strategist Edman brings a fresh approach to the ongoing conundrum between the LGBTQ community and Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Curiously unsatisfying, particularly in asides involving the author (as when she likens a career in venture capitalism to autism, and relates tales of a Tibetan excursion), the book is redeemed by the acknowledgment of the patience, dedication, love and listening required between every parent and child."
A mother-and-daughter collaboration employing poetry reveals how "the impenetrable walls of autism" are breached. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Meaning(s) of Life by M
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book."
A sharp, highly scientific book about the intersection of evolutionary biology and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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