Search Results: "Stephanie Cooke"


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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Skillful, unsettling arguments that the world is headed toward nuclear disaster from two different directions."
Diligent history of nuclear proliferation and peaceful nuclear energy makes a good case that they are intimately connected and equally out of control. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS COOKE by Stephanie Cowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Seething and turbulent: Cowell's debut is a moving picaresque- -as well as a detailed portrait of Shakespearean England—and a delight to read."
The splendor and squalor of Elizabethan England come sharply into focus in this saga of a talented, troubled actor's search for himself: a first from Renaissance specialist Cowell. Read full book review >

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STABBING STEPHANIE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most egregious yet of the recent spate of alleged mysteries that bury detection in a morass of domestic detail."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Hanging Hannah, 2000, etc.) has just been getting her life back together after the traffic-accident death of her husband Kenneth. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This book is the first in a series; here's hoping future entries have better-authenticated backbones. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke must find two missing keys that will lead to an ancient Incan treasure if he is to save his archaeologist relatives from an evil kidnapper. Read full book review >

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HER BRILLIANT CAREER by Rachel Cooke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Cooke's history of these uncelebrated heroines admirably fills in the gaps in the continuing story of women's role in the workplace."
British journalist Cooke recounts the stories of 10 women whose personal and professional lives shattered the common image of a repressed 1950s homemaker. Read full book review >

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HAYATI, MY LIFE by Miriam Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The Palestinians deserve a larger fictional presence, but this agenda-driven tale, unfolded by paper-thin narrators and ranging over a period of more than six decades, is too eager to detail the horrors the principals suffer to do justice to a complex issue."
From a professor of Arabic literature, an elegantly written but programmatic debut novel attempts to illuminate the plight of the Palestinians in a tale of three generations of women caught in the crossfires of history. Read full book review >

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How to Game People Without Even Trying by Elizabeth Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"A surprisingly tender story of a daughter devoted to knowing her father, even posthumously."
A woman's Paris trip is an opportunity to learn all she can about her wealthy, reticent father, whose sudden death may reveal more secrets in Cooke's (A Tale of Two Hotels, 2015, etc.) dramatic thriller. Read full book review >