Search Results: "Michael Cook"


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE by Michael Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Almost breezy, but packed with relevant perspectives."
Cook takes a break from his specialty (Near Eastern Studies/Princeton) to assuage his hunger for historical overview. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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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 >

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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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EDGE OF THE TRIANGLE by D.H. Cook
Released: March 10, 2011

"A hit-and-miss tale of souring American dreams, this subtle, affecting take on the travails of immigrant strivers turns cartoonish and contrived when those strivers bootstrap into wealth and power."
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anchors a generations-long family tragedy in this brooding historical melodrama. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD GIRLS by Méira Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1999

"But where Thomas was determined to penetrate to the heart of his mystery, Cook seems equally set on preserving her mystery all inviolate."
Canadian poet Cook debuts with a teasing, lyrical inquest into a modern case of stigmata. Read full book review >

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FEAR IS THE RIDER by Kenneth Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"This fast and precise thriller features perpetual motion but feels stuck in a low gear."
A humanoid killer pursues a couple through the Australian Outback in this compact thriller. Read full book review >

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UNCLE OTTO by Winifred Cook
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A semifictional account that presents historical truths."
Cook offers readers a complex saga detailing a generation's worth of stories about an African-American family who hopes to better their situation by moving from the rural South to a northern city. Read full book review >