Search Results: "A.M. Amana"


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Released: Oct. 14, 2011

"An eye-opening, inspiring read for Muslims and non-Muslims alike."
Amana, a well-traveled and well-spoken layman, demystifies Islam. Read full book review >

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THREE A.M. by Steven John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"A promising, if not entirely satisfying, debut."
A bleak little fable about personal responsibility, set in an apparently post-apocalyptic, nameless American city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"As infectious as Mancini's score, and sure to please lovers of classic American cinema."
Behind the scenes of the cinema's gold standard for sparkling romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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2 A.M. AT THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Marie-Helene Bertino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While some will find this seasonal sweetness charming, others will find it maddeningly contrived."
Bertino, who won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection Safe as Houses (2012), aims to pull heartstrings in her first novel, which is set in Philadelphia and follows a cast of cute/quirky characters hour by hour as their lives converge two days before Christmas. Read full book review >

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MAY WE BE FORGIVEN by A.M. Homes
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"The formula of shock treatment followed by sentimental affirmation was fresher in Homes' Music for Torching (1999) and This Book Will Save Your Life (2006), and it's hard to take seriously social commentary grounded in such bizarre particulars."
After a grim foray into memoir, Homes (The Mistress's Daughter, 2007, etc.) returns to fiction with the tale of a beleaguered history professor. Read full book review >

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW by Homes A.M.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Far from perfect but never dull, and the author impresses as always with her willingness to take risks."
A second collection from Homes (after The Safety of Objects, 1990, coming soon to a theater near you) is focused as usual on suburban angst and extreme behavior. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE CRUSH by A.M. Robinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Sure to be popular with readers weary of the heavy-handed purple prose that typically (over)stuffs the genre. (Paranormal. YA)"
Sophie's a loner, and all she really cares about is making editor-in-chief of the school paper. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROAD by A.M. Jenkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A slow but ultimately satisfying tour through vampire country. (Fiction. YA)"
The "v" word that saturates YA literature these days is anathema to the sun-challenged "hemovores" in Printz Honor-winning author Jenkins' undead road-trip novel. Read full book review >

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BEATING HEART by A.M. Jenkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A winner. (Fiction. YA)"
Two interwoven stories, one in poetry, one in prose, and two teens, one a modern boy, the other a ghost, interact in this deftly crafted outing. Read full book review >

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MUSIC FOR TORCHING by Homes A.M.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"People will be talking about this one. (QPB featured alternate; author tour)"
Paul and Elaine Weiss have a very bad ten days in this newest by Homes (The End of Alice, 1996, etc.), who takes her penchant for extreme situations and behavior to the suburbs. Read full book review >