Search Results: "Nancy J. Hopper"


BOOK REVIEW

CASSANDRA--LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL! by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, Hopper evokes the scenes of the city, and what the book lacks in credibility, it makes up for in sheer diversion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An entertaining (and true, according to an author's note) story of a family that lives at Carnegie Hall in 1944, with the fighting of WWII far away. Read full book review >

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I WAS A FIFTH-GRADE ZEBRA by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Still, it's a fun read that's bound to appeal to its target audience. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Hopper (The Queen of Put-Down, 1991) offers another light, humorous story focusing on the self-consciousness of preadolescence. Read full book review >

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THE INTERRUPTED EDUCATION OF HUEY B by Nancy J. Hopper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A disappointing effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
During his last semester, Huey imperils his graduation by nearly destroying his hitherto exemplary school record. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED IN MR. FISHER'S ROOM by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Though the writing can be pedantic and clichÇ-laden, Hopper (I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra, 1993, etc.) has composed a quick read with a convincing middle-school setting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Lanie's eighth-grade science teacher, Mr. Fisher, is incompetent. Read full book review >

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THE FOOL'S PATH by Nancy J. Attwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2005

"Although the fairy-tale machinery creaks, the lively backdrop of medieval manners and mores ensures a gratifying journey."
Romantic legend receives a solid grounding in social realism in this engaging historical melodrama, the first of a planned trilogy set in the imaginary 13th-century kingdom of Lothemia. Read full book review >

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PERMED TO DEATH by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Careless writing, romance novel dialogue, and a plot with more tangles than an uncombed perm: a less-than-compelling debut."
Hairstylist and salon owner Marla Shore knows it's going to be one of those days when Bertha Kravitz, the appointment she'd accommodatingly squeezed in first thing in the morning, drinks the coffee she also demands from Marla and drops dead. Read full book review >

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I NEVER by Laura  Hopper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This steamy and delightfully explicit exploration of teen sex and emotional growth begs to be passed from friend to friend under cover of the cafeteria table. (Romance. 14-18)"
A heterosexual teen girl experiences the ups and downs of first love and first sex. Read full book review >

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Released: June 27, 2012

"Simple, easy-to-follow steps detail how to develop a lasting workout regimen."
Former Occidental College swimming and water polo coach Hopper (Healthcare Happily Ever After, 2007, etc.) offers a concise guide to developing an exercise program. Read full book review >

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A CASE OF SYRAH, SYRAH by Nancy J. Parra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Here's hoping any future Wine Country outings uncork the heroine's wit and downplay her grit. A trip from Get Advice to Ignore Advice to Now I'm in Trouble is no one's favorite itinerary."
The author of the Baker's Treat (Flourless to Stop Him, 2015, etc.) and Perfect Proposals (Newlywed Dead, 2016, etc.) series adds booze to her mix of food and love to kick off her Wine Country series. Read full book review >

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KILLER KNOTS by Nancy J. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"All the creme rinse in the world couldn't untangle this shaggy dog."
Overeating isn't the only danger when a Florida hairdresser and her fiancé take a Caribbean cruise. Read full book review >

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DEAD ROOTS by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"As Cohen amply demonstrates, the trouble with love-and-loot fantasies is that they're really boring, except to lovers with dollar signs in their eyes."
Ghosts and corpses litter the reunion where hairdresser Marla Shore hopes to introduce fiancé Dalton Vail to her fractious family. Read full book review >