Search Results: "Trish Cook"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"All in all, a well-paced, nuanced contribution to the history of exploration."
A richly detailed life of perhaps the greatest maritime explorer in history. Read full book review >

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A REALLY AWESOME MESS by Trish Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"Funny and fast-moving—but too much of the healing rings hollow. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of teens at a live-in institution for troubled young people bond, pull off a caper and overcome their issues in an amusing but overly rosy two-narrator tale. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE BLENDER by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Dec's compassionate Aunt Sarah, whose Unitarian Universalist youth group becomes a refuge for both teens, brings yet more wit and kindness to this sweet, emotional, but never hokey mix. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two stepsiblings-to-be narrate this charming, funny and surprisingly touching family story in alternating chapters. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW COOK by John Thorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Both substantive and refreshingly quirky: Thorne's food- writing can feed your head and clear it of the prevailing burble."
Billed here as ``an iconoclastic eater,'' Thorne—author of a food newsletter and a 1987 anthology drawn from its pages, both titled Simple Cooking—is so far from the usual run of gushing food-writers as to make M.F.K. Fisher (reviewed above) look a little precious. Read full book review >

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COOK IT! by Georgie Birkett
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All have a thinner-than-usual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). Read full book review >

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GIRL COOK by Hannah McCouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Cheerfully raunchy first novel by a former chef, with some memorable moments and authentic atmosphere."
If you can't take the heat. . . . Read full book review >

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TRISH TRASH ROLLERGIRL OF MARS by Jessica Abel
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"It's a bit too ambitious, but readers should find it intriguing enough to be hopeful about subsequent volumes. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
Living on Mars, an adolescent girl dreams of leaving her farm and joining the hoverderby. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A polished and touching piece of work."
Tony Hendra's daughter explains why she went public with the story of his incestuous sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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HOW TO COOK A TART by Nina Killham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sophisticated, shameful fun: Killham, a former food writer for the Washington Post, knows how to lay a nice table and can offer a rich feast for famished readers."
A sinfully deliciously debut about the travails of a gourmet cook trapped in a fat-phobic world. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, COOK!  by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at a reality cooking show; a must-read for all junior foodies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The first in a three-part series, this follows four diverse preteen contestants who grapple with their hopes, fears, and dreams as they cook their ways through a reality TV contest. Read full book review >

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The Cook Out by Pat Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2015

"Touches of lowbrow comedy distract from an otherwise riveting, vengeance-fueled tale."
A reporter, in covering a story on soldiers who've died in Iraq, may have encountered someone seeking bloody retribution against supposed warmongers in this thriller. Read full book review >

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BOOKS THAT COOK by Jennifer Cognard-Black
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Food lovers and cookbook collectors will savor this literary stew."
A buffet of poems, stories, essays and recipes. Read full book review >