Search Results: "Jane Hampton Cook"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A well-researched treatment of two interesting figures in one of the most eventful times in world history. Though a bit plodding at first, it's well worth sticking with it."
John Quincy Adams spent several years as the American diplomatic representative in Russia, at the height of the Napoleonic wars. Here's the story. 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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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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Ghost Hampton by Ken McGorry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2016

"A powerful tale about family, forgiveness, and, ultimately, salvation."
In McGorry's Hamptons-based debut mystery, the first in a trilogy, an unlikable lawyer attempts to save a crumbling Victorian house, rumored to be a haunted former brothel, after experiencing deeply troubling visions. Read full book review >

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DEATH HAMPTON by Walter Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters, hampered by a few unlikely coincidences."
In Marks' (Dangerous Behavior, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, a detective investigates a wealthy real estate developer's disappearance, and uncovers a mystery involving the man's wife and a mysterious hit man. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON AFFAIR by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 1999

"Lardo writes respectably, but his plotlines get tangled, his characters are mostly noxious, and who'd ever want to go near his Hamptons?"
A debut mystery, set in the Hamptons, in which the very rich and the very poor are seen as mutually explosive. 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 >

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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 >