Search Results: "T. J. Cooper"


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The Men of the USS Arizona (BB-39) by T. J. Cooper
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"Perhaps too dense for casual readers, but serious history buffs will be astonished."
An exhaustive compendium memorializing every serviceman assigned to the USS Arizona, destroyed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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REAL MAN ADVENTURES by T Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A memoir infused with personality and the ballsy honesty of someone for whom becoming a man was 'the most natural thing in the world.' "
Sublime confidence and spirit distinguishes this unorthodox memoir of gender and identity. Read full book review >

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SOME OF THE PARTS by T Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, a strong, fearless writer not afraid to show her characters' most unflinching vulnerability. Worth watching."
An androgynous freak show act at Coney Island, a beautiful, sexually conflicted soccer goalie, and a bitter, HIV-positive gay man make up the gallery of curiosos plugging through life in Cooper's sassy, affectingly earnest first novel. Read full book review >

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LIPSHITZ SIX, OR TWO ANGRY BLONDES by T Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"A novel still in search of itself."
Cooper's bifurcated follow-up to Some of the Parts (2002) musters its scant cohesiveness from a touchingly confused search for identity. Read full book review >

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SOME PEOPLE, SOME OTHER PLACE by J. California Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2004

"Stilted prose combines with creaky allegory in a very odd family saga—a mix, perhaps, of Mister Rogers, Roots, and The Good Earth."
A third novel from playwright and storywriter Cooper (The Future Has a Past, 2000, etc.) follows five generations of African-Americans from the Deep South of the Civil War to a Chicago suburb in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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WILD STARS SEEKING MIDNIGHT SUNS by J. California Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"Warm-hearted, earthy and sly. As enjoyable as a favorite relative who has all the dirt on the other family members in the room."
Intimately told contemporary morality tales about the search for love and material success. Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"A mixed bag plotwise, but Oryon's humor and insight will keep readers turning pages. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
The body-swapping Changer who spent her freshman year of high school as Drew (Changers: Drew, 2014) now spends his sophomore year as Oryon.Read full book review >

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CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A fresh and charmingly narrated look at teens and gender, but the worldbuilding is distractingly bizarre. (Urban fantasy. 12-18)"
On the morning of the first day of high school, a boy named Ethan wakes up as a girl named Drew. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2011

"A digestible account of creationist beliefs peppered with distracting, incendiary comparisons with opposing viewpoints."
Part defense of creationist beliefs, part guidebook for persuading the unbeliever. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUFORT DIARIES by T Cooper
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 6, 2010

"Outlandish and frequently hilarious."
An unlikely premise—a polar bear makes it big in Los Angeles and then crashes—but somehow Cooper (Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, 2006, etc.) makes it work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful study of an abiding constitutional legacy. (Twenty halftones—not seen.)"
An intelligent and thorough assessment of the legacy of the Supreme Court's famous liberals. Read full book review >