Search Results: "Tamar Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

TAMAR by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Simply superb. (notes, acknowledgments) (Fiction. YA)"
In 1944, Dart and Tamar, code names for two undercover operatives for Britain's Special Operations Executive, parachute into Holland to reorganize the Dutch resistance movement. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS'S REVENGE by Tamar Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"While Cohen's clever, sardonic voice diminishes the sense of predictability, this one-note story can, like the affair itself, seem ultimately rather empty."
Spiraling down from fatal attraction to woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown, English freelance journalist Sally Islip responds to rejection by her lover of five years with increasingly loopy behavior. Read full book review >

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WAR OF THE WIVES by Tamar Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"While the topic is certainly compelling, Cohen (The Broken, 2014, etc.) spends too much time examining convoluted plot threads and not enough time building convincing characters."
A man's secret lives are unveiled at his funeral, and his two shocked and grieving families are left to discover the truth from many years of lies. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN V. COHEN by William Lasser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if sometimes plodding, a valuable addition to the historical literature."
A painstakingly documented life of an unsung hero—or villain, depending on your point of view—in the making of the liberal state. Read full book review >

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TWO-GUN COHEN by Daniel S. Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1997

"A diverting tale of the life and crimes of a unique Old China Hand, intertwined with the story of modern China. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Soon after the turn of the century a Jewish Cockney adventurer arrived in Canada, seeking his—or somebody's—fortune. Read full book review >

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THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life."
Cable TV's dishiest guy at his dishy best. Read full book review >

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ABOU AND THE ANGEL COHEN by Claude Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Despite mildly pedantic angelic dialogues, the realistic view of Palestinian difficulties and the vision offered here of a better life are a welcome addition to the never-ending debate on the Middle East."
A curious fantasy, inspired by Leigh Hunt's famous 1834 poem, "Abou Ben Adhem," mingles metaphysics and grim reality: a gentle Arab grandfather living in Gaza is visited nightly by an angel who offers advice and consolation as the man's life is turned upside down by a tragic series of events. Read full book review >

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THE DEBT OF TAMAR by Nicole Dweck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Full-throated if lightweight storytelling."
Disrupted love affairs, guilt, and secrets of faith and identity are looped across centuries and around the globe in Dweck's impassioned, originally self-published debut. Read full book review >

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THE SACRIFICE OF TAMAR by Naomi Ragen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"ClichÇ-ridden and predictable, but also strangely affecting. (Author tour)"
Classic urban-Jewish myth replaces Bible stories in this latest chaste offering from Ragen (Sotah, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HALF-TRUE LIES OF CRICKET COHEN by Catherine Lloyd Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"May reassure readers with aging relatives facing Alzheimer's. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grandmother and granddaughter's shared escapade bares unhappy truths. Read full book review >

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ABUKACHA'S SHOES by Tamar Tessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Funny and charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No matter how hard Abukacha tries to discard his old, worn-out shoes, they always find their way back to him. Read full book review >