Search Results: "T. Zachary Cotler"


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GHOST AT THE LOOM by T. Zachary Cotler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A beautiful, disturbing portrait of an artist."
Poet Cotler's (Sonnets to the Humans, 2012, etc.) affecting, lyric novel is a long letter from writer Rider Sonnenreich to his sister Leya, its subject nothing less than the mind of an artist. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY MY RADIO FLYER FLEW by Zachary Pullen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Pullen's artful oil paintings zoom in and out on the father and son in exaggerated, distorting perspectives, emphasizing the boy's expressive face and his dad in gleeful moments. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The possibilities of the little red wagon have captured the imagination of children for decades. Read full book review >

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SWAY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2008

"A skillful dramatization of the consequences of making and inhabiting your own world. The Stones ought to write a song about it."
The often self-destructive misadventures of "young people severed from all ties to the ordinary world" are chronicled in Lazar's alluringly creepy second novel (Aaron, Approximately, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Eye-opening, though sometimes too pop-psychy for comfort."
A look at the ways the best-laid plans can be bedeviled, mostly by the planners themselves. Read full book review >

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AARON, APPROXIMATELY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A connect-the-dots first novel with a studied, self-conscious, sporadically vivid style."
A coming-of-age story that features a hero as ambivalent as the book's title—and the reader's response is likely to be just about equally so-so. Read full book review >

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NO SAVING GRACE by Zachary Klein
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"This time, what he finds there holds the whole ideological slugfest together."
What a bulldog Matt Jacob is! Read full book review >

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VOID STAR by Zachary Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A richly rewarding blend of noir thriller and sci-fi in the best tradition of Dick, Stephenson, and Delany."
Imaginative, intelligent vision of a future in which the machines we build take an unusual interest in us even as we seek to exploit them further. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2003

"A middling effort, but likely of some interest to students of European imperial history and contemporary geopolitics."
The life of French diplomat and engineering mastermind Ferdinand de Lesseps, driving force behind one of the world's most celebrated canals. Read full book review >

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ARTIST'S PROOF by Gordon Cotler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1997

"Bright, lightweight fare from a writer who can do much better (Prime Candidate, 1996, etc.)."
Sid Shale, the hero of Cotler's new series, thinks he can find a peaceful retreat from his NYPD berth by retiring to Long Island to paint. Read full book review >