Search Results: "Michelle Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE FITZOSBORNES IN EXILE by Michelle Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Multilayered and engrossing, Cooper's tale alternates between frothy fun and heartbreaking seriousness with utter mastery. (author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Having narrowly escaped the Nazi bombing of their miniscule island kingdom, the young impoverished royal family of Montmaray is living in exile in England with their very wealthy aunt (A Brief History of Montmaray, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophie is a princess living in a crumbling castle on a tiny, remote island kingdom. Read full book review >

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JAMES FENIMORE COOPER by Wayne Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"It is unimaginable that any life of Cooper will surpass this fascinating book."
The second volume of a majestic biography covers the 19th-century author's most productive decades. Read full book review >

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COOPER AND PACKRAT by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story that should turn even the most finicky readers into happy campers. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Packed with intrigue and sweet humor, this mystery with a conservation twist will grab young readers. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY-NIGHT, COOPER by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As lullabies go, the familiar tunes with the new lyrics may just keep sleepyheads entertained enough for a few go-rounds, and sleep can wait. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite his mama's inviting, warm pouch, Cooper, a young kangaroo, is having trouble falling asleep. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Sometimes more laudatory than analytical—but the enthusiasm is infectious."
Had it not been for his "right makes might" speech on Feb. 27, 1860, at New York's Cooper Union college, Abraham Lincoln might well have remained a rustic lawyer and back-country raconteur. Read full book review >