Search Results: "Steph Cha"


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DEAD SOON ENOUGH by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Once more, Cha often sacrifices suspense and plot twists for a more philosophical approach to mystery, though she clearly knows where she wants to go."
Tracking the surrogate mother for a high-maintenance client leads a bright young shamus to delve into Armenian cultural history and the meaning of closure. Read full book review >

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BEWARE BEWARE by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Danger, moral ambiguities, noir atmosphere and twists a snake would find hard to follow abound in this cautionary tale."
A Korean-American woman drifts from Yale into a job as a private investigator. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW HER HOME by Steph Cha
Released: April 16, 2013

"Cha's debut updates Marlowe's dark and dangerous LA to modern times while keeping the quirky characters and a twisty mystery that will hold readers to the bitter end."
A young woman's obsession with a fictional detective involves her in a real-life murder. Read full book review >

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CHA CHA CHA by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Fickle suburban camp. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Suburban ex-housewife, and admittedly shallow Jewish princess, Alison Waxman Koff turns down-and-out maid, murder suspect, and PI in this desperate-to-please but ultimately suffocating first novel. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN CHA-CHA by Kristi Valiant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fans of penguins and fans of dance and movement alike will enjoy this humorous romp. (Picture book, 3-7)"
Julia devises a plan to dance with penguins at the zoo. Read full book review >

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CHA-CHA CHIMPS by Julia Durango
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A nice addition for storytimes about monkeys or music. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Deep in the forest, ten little chimps sneak out to Mamba Jamba's for some dancing: "ee-ee-oo-oo-ah-ah-ah! 10 little chimps do the cha-cha-cha." Read full book review >

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The Cha Cha Club Dating Man-ifesto by Sophie Winters
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"Women looking for help finding and maintaining a healthy relationship should strongly consider becoming members of the Cha Cha Club."
Winters' debut dating and relationship guide teaches women that it's important to love yourself before you can find love with someone else. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF OUR WAR by Steph Swainston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Archaeologist Swainston—and her lyrical debut—got terrific press in England. Deservedly so."
"You wanna live forever?" the troopers cry in Heinlein's Starship Troopers as they go bug-slaying. And in British fantast Swainston's big bug-filled debut, one person does want to live forever amid the Circle called The Immortals. Read full book review >

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The Professionals by Grace Cha
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A well-written, character-driven story swamped by exposition."
Cha's debut is a romantic dramedy of errors focused on two adults as they navigate the complicated waters of modern life and love—and their own overlapping destinies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >