Search Results: "Jack Cochran"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the book gives outsiders a peek into the inner workings of a large medical group, its message is directed primarily at members of the medical profession, more specifically, to those in management positions."
The executive director of the Permanente Foundation argues that physicians are the key to creating a health care system that is patient-centered, safe, equitable, accessible and affordable. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK by Josh Cochran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"All in all, very much fun, although one might have trouble deciding whether to shelve it, hang it or reverse it. (Picture book. 4-10)"
It's a book! It's a poster! It's a toy! Hours of enjoyment! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROUGHNECKS by Thomas Cochran
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Despite the unevenness, this is a promising debut: thematically complex, strongly written. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Cochran's first novel puts a fresh angle on a familiar story: Rival high-school football teams square off for the state championship. Read full book review >

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POISON by Molly Cochran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Whether that's enough to keep fans reading the series remains to be seen. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
When three cowen—nonmagical—girls at the Ainsworth School fall prey to a mysterious illness and Katy takes the blame, it's clear that evil forces have returned to Whitfield (Legacy, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A solid choice for youngsters dealing with divorce and good for use in an educational or therapeutic setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ted has some habits and attributes—nicknaming his elbows, for example—that some may find odd, but that's just the way he is. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SWORD by Molly Cochran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Preposterous twaddle, what with the phony backdrops, ramshackle characters rushing aimlessly about, and threadbare doings strung together on a whim."
More modern Arthurian galumphing: a sequel to The Forever King (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An overreaching travesty that could have been a useful compilation of genetic modifications over time."
Physicist Cochran and anthropologist Harpending team up to recount changes in population genetics that they say mark an explosion in human evolution. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEDUCTION by Molly Cochran
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Though not perfect, this is a layered and well-told story with an unlikely and endearing heroine. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
With her boyfriend spending all of his time with his once-estranged uncle, 17-year-old Katy Ainsworth flees to Paris for cooking school and an adventure of her own. Little does she know that a summer abroad will nearly cost her her life. Read full book review >

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RUNNING THE DOGS by Thomas Cochran
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Cochran's thoughtful, coming-of-age novel has few surprises, but it makes for pleasant reading. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In this predictable but earnest and gentle story set in fictitious Oil Camp, La., ten-year-old Talmidge Cotton wants nothing more for Christmas than the chance to run his three beagles in the woods at night all by himself. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Molly Cochran
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Add a little romance and a few journeys to the spirit world, and the novel makes for a quick, entertaining read. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
It isn't until 16-year-old Katy Jessavar is shipped off to boarding school 1,500 miles from home that she finally discovers "who—and what—" she really is. Read full book review >