Search Results: "Scotti Cohn"


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ON THE MOVE by Scotti Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"An additional resource only. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Animal migrations offer an opportunity to see hundreds or thousands of the same species gathered in one place. Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2006

"In Scotti's capable hands, the story of St. Peter's becomes a riveting portrait of the papacy, complete with its triumphs, intrigue and excesses."
Fascinating history reveals how the world's most glorious house of worship emerged from decades of trial and scandal. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE CASCADE by Mike Scotti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"An unapologetic gut-wrencher of a book."
Unflinchingly honest account of an ex-Marine's struggle to re-acclimate to civilian life after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2009

"Mystery fans, history buffs and culture vultures alike will savor this delectable immersion in the mindset of an age."
Rigorous study of the circumstances, theories and individuals surrounding the 1911 theft of Leonardo da Vinci's famous masterpiece. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN SEA by R.A. Scotti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"A darkly intense portrait. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen, 4 maps)"
Mystery writer Scotti (The Hammer's Eye, 1988, etc.) applies her suspense-building skills to the story of a murderous storm that capped a punishing decade. Read full book review >

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VERY LEFREAK by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Readers who have fallen for the hugely likable Very, with her fluid sexuality and snappy dialogue, will feel deflated by the end. (Fiction. YA)"
There's a playlist for every moment of college freshman Very LeFreak's life. Read full book review >

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SHRIMP by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Her fascination with her surroundings—food, clothing, music, movies, places—creates an eclectic celebration of San Francisco and, briefly, Manhattan, one of many strengths of this unusually entertaining offering, which can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. (Fiction. YA)"
In this wonderful sequel to Gingerbread (2002), the irrepressible Cyd Charisse is back, finishing high school in San Francisco and hoping to reunite with her former surfer-love, Shrimp. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Nik Cohn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"Striving like Whitman, not cynical, but at last quite desolate."
Moody, sweet-spirited survey of lowlifes, castoffs, and misfits along Broadway, from Battery Park to Times Square. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"The rave-generation answer to Defoe's Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain."
An exhilaratingly picaresque expedition—encountering innumerable misfits, mutants, and militants—into England's gray, unpleasant land. Read full book review >

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TWO STEPS FORWARD by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If it lacks some of the freshness of its predecessor, it stands nevertheless as an amiably honest snapshot of the steps' lives, a little further on down the line. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two years after the events of The Steps (2003), Annabel and Lucy and the rest of their thoroughly blended families converge on Los Angeles for a summer of angst. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2002

"In spite of the relentlessly hip talk and trimmings, this is all utterly familiar, much like the spicy yet humble dessert of the title. (Fiction. YA)"
Cyd Charisse embodies the child/woman nature of adolescence as she tows her doll, Gingerbread, through life. Read full book review >

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NEED by Nik Cohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"Beckett night, of most interest to the small but devoted Cohn cult."
Raffish, neo-Expressionist novel in low-life slang, set in Manhattan but with a strong flow of London guttertalk, a pendant to Cohn's sweet-spirited survey of Broadway castoffs in the nonfiction Heart of the World (1992). Read full book review >