Search Results: "Sheri Cobb South"


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A DEAD BORE by Sheri Cobb South
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2008

"A meringue of a mystery: light, pleasant and so forgettable that, minutes after finishing it, you're ready to enjoy another."
A plucky viscountess and a handsome Bow Street Runner team up for the second time to uncover the truth about a death among the English gentry in South's eighth Regency tale (Of Paupers and Peers, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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DINNER MOST DEADLY by Sheri Cobb South
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"Despite South's blithe disregard of social customs of Jane Austen's era, this fourth frothy whodunit for Pickett (Family Plot, 2014, etc.) has a satisfying surprise or two and a duo who really are made for each other."
An attempt at matchmaking takes a wrong turn into murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"A lot of back-patting and New-Agey good feeling, but precious little of sailing (or emotional) substance."
Frank but self-congratulatory coming-of-middle-age memoir about sailing from Florida to Maine on a 40-foot trawler. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"A fast-paced educational adventure story."
South, in his debut, offers a blend of reading instruction and encouragement for young readers, in a fantastical Hawaiian setting. Read full book review >

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THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1996

"Fire and brimstone that goes tepid at times but is really chilling overall. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
A second tragedy-laden southern coming-of-age tale from Reynolds (Bitterroot Landing, 1995)—this one, set in a strict and punitive religious community, with a good, gothic allure despite its lamentably plodding prose. Read full book review >

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A GRACIOUS PLENTY by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A southern tearjerker with some nice surprises—and likely to be a swift success. (First printing of 300,000)"
Reynolds again hits pay dirt with a third novel, after Bitterroot Landing (1995) and The Rapture of Canaan (1996)—the latter, as everyone knows, a recent selection of Oprah's Book Club and now enjoying its fifth week at the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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HAPPENINGS by Katie Cobb
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Ultimately, though, the good premise and the themes of family, peer pressure, independence, and communication will appeal to many teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Kelsey Gene Blackwell's good standing in her high-school AP English class is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Cybergrace should get tongues wagging about cyberspace in a new, stimulating, and more philosophical way."
A heady, provocative search for the Deity via the Internet. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A TIGER by Herschel Cobb
Released: April 1, 2013

"A gentle, affecting memoir."
The greatest baseball player of the dead ball era, and the most widely despised, tenderly remembered by his grandson. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Large, useful glossary of nautical terms. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Twenty-two classic stories, poems, and reminiscences celebrating the sea's danger and grandeur, anchored by selections as familiar as Matthew Arnold's ``Dover Beach'' and Stephen Crane's ``Open Boat,'' as diverse as Belloc's account of the destruction of the Spanish Armada and Heyerdahl's encounters with sharks while floating across the Pacific on Kon-Tiki, as exciting as Joshua Slocum's solo battle with wind and wave off Cape Horn. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW by Thomas Cobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Cobb has succeeded in portraying the dead-end dreariness of contemporary small-town American life, but that dreariness seems to have settled over the author as well as his characters."
A simple traffic stop is the first link in a chain of tragedy in Cobb's novel of small-town political maneuvering. Read full book review >