Search Results: "Mark A. Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

BUDDY COOPER FINDS A WAY by Neil Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2004

"A lovely deliverance of a debut, the writing quietly sure, the course of true love meandering through its pages, as untidy as a construction site."
Though tethered to the rude vicissitudes of everyday life, this fine, sly first novel also boasts a sweet, intoxicating buffer of magic and apocalypse. Read full book review >

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Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A touching and striking modern love story.
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Opposites attract when a troubled tattoo artist lands in a medical resident's ER in this contemporary romance novel. Read full book review >

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LEAVING A MARK by Jody Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Memorable characters, setting, and mystery elevate this story of adolescent angst."
A young woman overcomes adversity while uncovering family secrets in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN, A LITERARY LIFE by Everett Emerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful addition to Twain scholarship—one that may inspire many to reread the Inimitable himself."
Mark Twain considered his writing the key feature of his life; this new biography takes him at his word. Read full book review >

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FLEDGLING by Mark A. Cooper
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Let the sequels begin. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
How does a boy turn into a hero? Read full book review >

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Archie Wilson & The Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
Released: May 5, 2015

"Heartfelt, witty, and wonderfully original."
An accident brings a 10-year-old boy face to face with the infamous Loch Ness monster and lands him in the middle of a mystical battle for Scotland in this middle-grade novel from Cooper (Jason Steed: Royal Decree, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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REVENGE by Mark A. Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Breathless pace can't compensate for murky plotting and uneasy moral underpinnings. (Adventure. 9-11)"
Jason Steed, an 11-year-old Brit who appears to be the next James Bond in the making, returns for his second book (The Fledgling, 2010). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Enough subplots to fill several tapestries provide alternately tedious and entertaining glimpses of the side effects of far-from-sterile medieval personal hygiene, as well as more perennial problems like thwarted ambition and love."
Forget 21st-century collegiate football rivalries. The 14th century offers conflicts between Cambridge University and its older rival, Oxford, violent tensions between town and gown in both cities and a bizarre series of murders, all without benefit of televised sports. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2012

"A satisfying, feel-good novel about human shortcomings, perseverance and serendipity."
Big changes befall the sleepy town of Timber Lake, Mich., in a novel about ordinary people who try to achieve extraordinary goals after a local man finds God during a night of heavy drinking. Read full book review >

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COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >

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A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY by Mark A. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A murky effort exacerbated by myriad shadowy agencies and a deeply unsympathetic protagonist."
An obscure wartime spy working for the OSS, the wartime precursor to the CIA, gets a thorough exposé by a government lawyer and former CIA officer. Read full book review >