Search Results: "Simon Cook"


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REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND FORGET by Bob Cook
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Cook, who has carved out a niche for himself with his charmingly whimsical spy capers (Paper Chase, Disorderly Elements), now stretches thin an oft-used premise-the HAL-like computer gone amok—in this tale of FATS, the first "fully autonomous tactical satellite." Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD GIRLS by Méira Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1999

"But where Thomas was determined to penetrate to the heart of his mystery, Cook seems equally set on preserving her mystery all inviolate."
Canadian poet Cook debuts with a teasing, lyrical inquest into a modern case of stigmata. Read full book review >

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THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Predictable and blandly cozy."
Unremarkable sixth novel from Cook (Summer Blowout, 2008, etc.), who seems to specialize in stories of middle-aged women crossing the sandpits that are their lives. Read full book review >

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DEATH AS A CAREER MOVE by Bruce Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1992

"But: the wily though often flummoxed Chico is still an engaging antihero."
Now employed as a security consultant at the Majestic Pictures studio, p.i. Read full book review >

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ACHILLES by Elizabeth Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A mix."
British writer and scholar Cook offers up an inconsistently satisfying curiosity in this little slip of a debut novel retelling the story of Achilles' life. Read full book review >

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FATAL CURE by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"Watch your back, Hillary Clinton. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the hospital, the king of medical malfeasance (Terminal, 1993, etc., etc.) shows why managed care makes life equally dangerous for idealistic doctors and their patients. Read full book review >

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LAST CALL by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"A family's tragic trajectory viewed through the kaleidoscope of time in stories that make an immensely satisfying whole. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction."
A remarkably accomplished first collection covers 32 years in the life of a fragmented West Texas family. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM CHARNELLE by K.L. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A strong, complex story from a promising new literary voice."
Cook returns to the protagonist of his collection of linked stories, Last Call (2004), to examine how a teenaged girl grows up too quickly. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF THE TRIANGLE by D.H. Cook
Released: March 10, 2011

"A hit-and-miss tale of souring American dreams, this subtle, affecting take on the travails of immigrant strivers turns cartoonish and contrived when those strivers bootstrap into wealth and power."
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anchors a generations-long family tragedy in this brooding historical melodrama. Read full book review >