Search Results: "Isabel Cooper"


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HIGHLAND DRAGON REBEL by Isabel Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A compelling tale of danger and dragons."
A Scottish warrior with the ability to change shapes—into a dragon, among other forms—escorts a Welsh ally on a magical quest. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EXILE by Isabel Glass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"No great claim to originality, but an ingeniously plotted, tellingly detailed, and pleasingly peopled fantasy debut."
Angarred, daughter of Lord Challo Hashan, grows up knowing nothing of the circumstances surrounding her father's disgrace and banishment from court. Read full book review >

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"A deeply pensive, poetic book, propelled by ideas more than plot, that's somewhat hampered by an awkward translation."
A woman remembers her dead lover and explores philosophical topics in 20th-century Argentina in this debut novella. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF HITLER'S FORTRESS CITY by Isabel Denny
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A knowledgeable survey of a specific point in the eastern front and its ramifications for the Baltic region."
A focused history of an intensely held Prussian city on the eastern front during World War II. Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNEY by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Colegate's first to be published here in almost a decade (The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1992, etc.): sharp-eyed yet warm-hearted, unfailingly witty, impeccably written."
A small, quite wonderful story about manners and morals and the different kinds of love: Colgate's best since The Shooting Party (1981). Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE ROYAL VISIT by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Disappointing, then, despite so much that's good."
Intentionally like a Victorian melodrama, Colegate's latest (Deceits of Time, 1988, etc.) has mysterious characters, hints of wrongdoing in high places, and a hero and heroine who virtuously resist temptation, though not without some regrets. Read full book review >

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STARRY NIGHT by Isabel Gillies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An imperfect but authentic look at teen love and betrayal that will entertain and touch readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An actor and memoirist's debut novel for teens explores the exhilaration—and heartbreak—of passionate first love. Read full book review >

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FOREST OF THE PYGMIES by Isabel Allende
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A rich but ultimately disappointing travelogue. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Allende takes her readers into the wilds of Africa in the final installment of her fantasy adventure trilogy that follows City of the Beasts (2002) and Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004). Read full book review >

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NEW YORK MOSAIC by Isabel Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1997

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SALT by Isabel Zuber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A novel's worth is in the details, Flaubert might say, and Zuber's curiously dispassionate southern family history is as generic as they come."
A first novel by poet Zuber is a wistful, postdiluvian tale of southern rural longing without the rich, creeping detail that might make it worth the while of readers of Faulkner and McCullers. Read full book review >