Search Results: "Mick Cochrane"


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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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MICK by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Skip it and read Life instead."
Journalist and best-selling celebrity biographer Andersen (William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, 2010, etc.) brings his taste for the titillating tales of British royalty to this breezy, shamelessly shallow recap of rock god Mick Jagger's life so far. Read full book review >

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COCHRANE by David Cordingly
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Landlubbers may find this a lengthy voyage, but devotees of yarns about brave British tars will be delighted to be aboard."
Avast, Horatio Hornblower! Shove off, Jack Aubrey! Give way to a real life knee-breeched naval hero. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO THREW BUTTERFLIES by Mick Cochrane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Lovely and memorable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With tender poignancy, Cochrane gets right to the heart of young Molly's painful journey. Read full book review >

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SPORT by Mick Cochrane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2001

"Appealing in its evocations of a Midwest from two or three decades ago, but at its foundation it remains more like a YA than anything else."
Cochrane's second (after Flesh Wounds, 1997), a tale of growing up trash-poor in the Midwest, is often rich in detail, but in its psychology it remains content with too little. Read full book review >

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FITZ by Mick Cochrane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Ends not with a bang, but a whimper. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A high school sophomore kidnaps his estranged father at gunpoint. Read full book review >

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FLESH WOUNDS by Mick Cochrane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Cochrane achieves cool control with carefully constructed scenes that yield small, psychologically resonant moments, lending weight and unpredictability to material that's potentially hackneyed."
In Cochrane's closely observed and confident first novel, three generations of a Minneapolis family struggle to regain equilibrium after the clan's patriarch is arrested for sexually abusing his granddaughter. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Davin Seay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"You won't get no satisfaction here. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Unrevealing bio of the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Not the definitive Jagger life, but an enjoyable, entertaining biography."
The second, livelier and all-around better of two major unauthorized Jagger biographies (after Christopher Andersen's Mick) out in time for the Rolling Stones' 50th year. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Sandford may manage to inch closer to the real Jagger, but only die-hard fans will be caught up in his account."
A sloppily rendered bio of the Rolling Stones' lead singer offers glimpses of a more human Mick Jagger than previously seen, but gets mired in contradictions and the details of the group's long decline. Read full book review >

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MICK HARTE WAS HERE by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1995

"By the end of the book, readers miss him, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's always difficult reading about the death of a child, especially when he's ``one of the neatest kids you'd ever want to meet.'' That's how Phoebe Harte, 13, describes her slightly younger brother Mick, in a poignant story by a writer more associated with making readers laugh (Maxie, Rosie, and Earl—Partners in Grime, 1990, etc.) than cry. Read full book review >