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Noah Hawley's 'Before The Fall' Is a Literary Letdown

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley Last year I was mesmerized by the second TV season of "Fargo". This ser...

GUILTY MINDS Is Not Joseph Finder At His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.16.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder Jose...

Gina Barreca Asks, "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"

Roz Warren | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

What kind of woman would write an essay from the point of view of a female orgasm? That would be Gina Barreca, feminist humor scholar, humorist, philo...

Daniel Silva's THE BLACK WIDOW Is a Literary Powder Keg

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva ...

This Novel About Heroin Addiction Takes Readers Inside The Cycle

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Maya, the protagonist of Jade Sharma’s debut novel Problems, has problems. A heroin problem. A self-esteem problem. A problem getting to her dead-en...

FIRST COMES LOVE Brings Emily Giffin Back With a Vengeance

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin It...

This Novel Will Change The Way You Look At The Egyptian -- Or Any -- Revolution

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts

In the third and final section of Yasmine El Rashidi’s Chronicle of a Last Summer, the 30-something narrator finds herself having a political conver...

A CERTAIN AGE Is Ripe For the Reading

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
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Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Willia...

THE CORDOBA CONNECTION Gives Insight Into the World of Muslim Americans

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE CORDOBA CONNECTION by C. Terry Cline, Jr. THE CORDOBA CONNECTION is a new novel by C. Terry Cline,...

Shakespeare’s Trickiest Play Gets A Modern Revamp In ‘Vinegar Girl’

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” -- perhaps his most contentious story -- starts with a bang, and ends with a whimper. Katherina, a head...

Why Aren't There More Honest Depictions Of Childbirth In Fiction?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Some experiences in life divide us into those who have and those who have not. Those who have will always live with that experience, and those who hav...

ALL SUMMER LONG Shows How the One Per Cent Live

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.04.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper ALL SUMMER LONG by Dorothea Benton Frank ...

FLIGHT PATTERNS Is Intense and Complicated, But Enjoyable

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.31.2016 | Books
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Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White ...

Mary Kay Andrews Is an Easy Writer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews Ma...

Everyone's Been Waiting For This Sexy Restaurant Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Sweetbitter faced dauntingly high expectations for many months before any reviewers, let alone members of the general public, had the opportunity to r...

Why Excitement Over 'Me Before You' Is Deeply Troubling

Kim Sauder | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.

New Book Tells Dark Stories Of Sexual Awakening And Hometowns

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

Energized by the stillness of domesticity, a man begins to throw his belongings into the quarry behind his home: knives and fragile china, cast away a...

REDEMPTION ROAD Gives Readers the Ride of a Lifetime

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
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Book Review - Jackie K Cooper REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart The c...

Mary Alice Monroe's A LOW COUNTRY WEDDING Warms Us With Southern Charm

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.10.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING by Mary Alice Monroe ...

"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem": A tale of love and war in pre-state Israel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem" by Sarit Yishai-Levi (Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin's Press) Every now and then, a multi-generational novel such as "...

Enlightenment Is Not Just Elusive, But Dangerous, In New Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

It might take many chapters of The Seed Collectors for readers to notice that the novel is as much fantasy as it is realism, but author Scarlett Thoma...

Don DeLillo’s Chilling Novel Examines Death, And The Price Of Eternal Life

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

A new Don DeLillo novel is an event. Whether his acrobatic semiotics lessons help you see the world with new lightness, or strike you as cold and conc...

'The Other Widow' Shows Susan Crawford's Progress as a Novelist

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE OTHER WIDOW by Susan Crawford S...

The Art of Crisis Leadership Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

The Art of Crisis Leadership elaborates on "reputation elasticity" with the examples of Starbucks, Google and Amazon and quotes wisdom from Warren Buffet. The chapter describes crisis-prone industries, consumer relationships and reputation capital.

'Extreme Prey' Is Extremely Readable

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Michael Connelly has his Harry Bosch; Jeffery Deaver his Lincoln Rhyme; James Patterson his Alex Cross and John Sandford his Lucas Davenport. All of t...