Search Results: "Langdon Cook"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS by Langdon Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An unfocused backwoods ramble among people who forage for a living."
The author of Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager (2009) finds a rich subculture in mushroom hunters. Read full book review >

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UPSTREAM by Langdon Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2017

"Blurring boundaries and complicating the oversimplified, Cook provides a moving, artfully layered story of strength and vulnerability, offering glimpses of hope for growing humility and reverence and for shifting human-nature relationships."
A tale of a species on life support and the ramifications for people, nature, and place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Langdon's narrative voice sometimes could be smoother as he cobbles together previous writings with new material, but this is a vital contribution to a too-often neglected issue. (104 illustrations, not seen)"
A would-be Jane Jacobs of the suburbs offers some savvy analysis and worthy advice. ``The suburbs we build are fostering an unhealthy way of life,'' declares Langdon (Urban Excellence, not reviewed), as he expands on his Atlantic Monthly articles on the topic, citing examples from around the country as well as his home community in New Haven, Conn. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Helen Langdon
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"To her credit, Langdon skillfully interweaves the coarse tragedy of Caravggio's existence with the transcendent humanism of his art and uses each to illuminate the other. (43 color plates, b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A complex, elegant biography of one of the most famous—and famously combative—painters of the 17th century. Read full book review >

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GILT HOLLOW by Lorie Langdon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A romantic thriller that fails on both counts. (Romantic thriller. 12-16)"
Eighteen-year-old Ashton Keller has spent the last four years of his life in juvie for a murder he did not commit. He returns home looking for justice or maybe just revenge but ends up finding something else completely unexpected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE AND FORGET by Bob Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Cook, who has carved out a niche for himself with his charmingly whimsical spy capers (Paper Chase, Disorderly Elements), now stretches thin an oft-used premise-the HAL-like computer gone amok—in this tale of FATS, the first "fully autonomous tactical satellite." Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM CHARNELLE by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A strong, complex story from a promising new literary voice."
Cook returns to the protagonist of his collection of linked stories, Last Call (2004), to examine how a teenaged girl grows up too quickly. Read full book review >

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LAST CALL by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"A family's tragic trajectory viewed through the kaleidoscope of time in stories that make an immensely satisfying whole. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction."
A remarkably accomplished first collection covers 32 years in the life of a fragmented West Texas family. Read full book review >