Search Results: "Jonathan Cohn"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Compelling portrait of a deeply troubled system."
Stories of people who have run afoul of the US health care system illustrate some of its serious flaws. Read full book review >

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VERY LEFREAK by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Readers who have fallen for the hugely likable Very, with her fluid sexuality and snappy dialogue, will feel deflated by the end. (Fiction. YA)"
There's a playlist for every moment of college freshman Very LeFreak's life. Read full book review >

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SHRIMP by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Her fascination with her surroundings—food, clothing, music, movies, places—creates an eclectic celebration of San Francisco and, briefly, Manhattan, one of many strengths of this unusually entertaining offering, which can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. (Fiction. YA)"
In this wonderful sequel to Gingerbread (2002), the irrepressible Cyd Charisse is back, finishing high school in San Francisco and hoping to reunite with her former surfer-love, Shrimp. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"The rave-generation answer to Defoe's Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain."
An exhilaratingly picaresque expedition—encountering innumerable misfits, mutants, and militants—into England's gray, unpleasant land. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Nik Cohn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"Striving like Whitman, not cynical, but at last quite desolate."
Moody, sweet-spirited survey of lowlifes, castoffs, and misfits along Broadway, from Battery Park to Times Square. Read full book review >

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TWO STEPS FORWARD by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If it lacks some of the freshness of its predecessor, it stands nevertheless as an amiably honest snapshot of the steps' lives, a little further on down the line. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two years after the events of The Steps (2003), Annabel and Lucy and the rest of their thoroughly blended families converge on Los Angeles for a summer of angst. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2002

"In spite of the relentlessly hip talk and trimmings, this is all utterly familiar, much like the spicy yet humble dessert of the title. (Fiction. YA)"
Cyd Charisse embodies the child/woman nature of adolescence as she tows her doll, Gingerbread, through life. Read full book review >

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NEED by Nik Cohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"Beckett night, of most interest to the small but devoted Cohn cult."
Raffish, neo-Expressionist novel in low-life slang, set in Manhattan but with a strong flow of London guttertalk, a pendant to Cohn's sweet-spirited survey of Broadway castoffs in the nonfiction Heart of the World (1992). Read full book review >

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BETA by Rachel Cohn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though neither the villains nor the heroes make particularly sensible choices, the cliffhanger ending will still lure some into the promised sequel. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When humans live in paradise, the servants must be manufactured—but are they still people? Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 4, 2008

"What results isn't just a story about overcoming sorrow, but rather one of a girl raging against the world and herself, waiting for someone to help her make sense of it all. (Fiction. YA)"
Pudgy, pierced, eye-lined Miles and her beautiful, slender cousin Laura were inseparable, raised as sisters in an idyllic mansion in a posh neighborhood of Georgetown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1994

An incisive study of ancient religion and the rise of belief in an impending apocalypse, by the author of the classic study The Pursuit of the Millennium. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT'S KEY by Edith Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Despite these shortcomings, however, this debut is an inventive story with a fresh setting and an upstanding moral compass. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This middle-grade ghostly mystery delivers a timely message. Read full book review >