Search Results: "Victor Cha"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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MORE SPOOKY READS: 6 HORROR STORIES OPTIONED FOR TV & FILM
by John DeNardo

Hollywood is still mining the pages of horror looking for that perfect scary film. Witness these six horror stories that have been optioned for TV and film and are (or will hopefully soon be) in the works…

"Suffer the Little Children" by Stephen King

Stephen King is stranger to neither horror nor adaptations.  In fact, he is currently enjoying ...


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FOLLOW HER HOME by Steph Cha
Released: April 16, 2013

"Cha's debut updates Marlowe's dark and dangerous LA to modern times while keeping the quirky characters and a twisty mystery that will hold readers to the bitter end."
A young woman's obsession with a fictional detective involves her in a real-life murder. Read full book review >

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BEWARE BEWARE by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Danger, moral ambiguities, noir atmosphere and twists a snake would find hard to follow abound in this cautionary tale."
A Korean-American woman drifts from Yale into a job as a private investigator. Read full book review >

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The Professionals by Grace Cha
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A well-written, character-driven story swamped by exposition."
Cha's debut is a romantic dramedy of errors focused on two adults as they navigate the complicated waters of modern life and love—and their own overlapping destinies. Read full book review >

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DEAD SOON ENOUGH by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Once more, Cha often sacrifices suspense and plot twists for a more philosophical approach to mystery, though she clearly knows where she wants to go."
Tracking the surrogate mother for a high-maintenance client leads a bright young shamus to delve into Armenian cultural history and the meaning of closure. Read full book review >

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From Korea to California by Grace Cha
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sensitively told educational story of particular interest to caretakers interested in educating children about Korean-American history."
In this historical fiction picture book, Cha (The Professionals, 2014) uses one family's story to share an overview of Korean immigration to California during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE'S DREAM by Elisabet Blasco
by Elisabet Blasco, illustrated by Cha Coco, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Readers who prefer their sentimentality raw and still on the bone may go for this, but Marc Simont's Stray Dog (2001) is just one of many like episodes with the artistic and emotional depth this book lacks. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An abandoned dog yearns for a new home with a young "sort-of" friend. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >

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"Trippy, creative, and thoughtful, this vocabulary book should awaken imaginations."
An ABC book for all ages features the artist/author's illustrations of unusual words in unexpected combinations, from "apperceptive achatina" to "zooid zeppelin's zygote." Read full book review >

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GAMES OF THE HANGMAN by Victor O'Reilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Switzerland can be expected to sue."
A photographer with a military past leads a search through Switzerland for a brilliant, spectacularly vile terrorist—in a gory but consistently clever thriller. Read full book review >