Search Results: "Abigail Tarttelin"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLDEN BOY by Abigail Tarttelin
Released: May 21, 2013

"This lengthy coming-of-age story spliced with 'issues' trades on empathy rather than strong storytelling and seems pitched at a younger readership."
Adolescent angst reaches a whole new level after a sexual assault forces intersex Max (who has equal numbers of female and male chromosomes) to rethink his identity. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER'S DAUGHTERS by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"337, etc.), which ratchets Padgett's imaginative grasp of evil, and the unrelenting tension it spawns, to dizzy new heights. (Author tour)"
A troubled 15-year-old tricked out in gothic finery, complete with a porcelain doll named Kimmy chained to her wrist, collapses in a club called The Goblin Market at the same moment that the comatose twin sister whose memory she's long repressed except for her name—Kimmy—finally slips over the edge to death on the other side of town. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"Such colorful syntax! Such talmudic reasoning! Such a pleasure, with even a glossary for the gentiles."
A dozen short reprints that cover the Jewish experience from the Afikomen (the Passover matzoh) to Zionism. Read full book review >

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HERB'S PAJAMAS by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Herb's Pajamas is a disappointing whole that comes to much less than the sum of its parts."
A curiously uneven gathering of four very loosely linked stories. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"A compulsively readable, hair-raising snapshot of 21st-century legal spectacle. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that is more than it seems, an American teen languishes in an Aruba jail, charged with the brutal murder of her best friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2004

"Raw and unsettling, yet ultimately reassuring."
A formerly out-of-control teenager recounts her life-altering experiences at Peninsula Village, a residential treatment center in Tennessee that uses behavior-modification techniques to reform seriously troubled kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE BABY by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"But she's still hands down the most original detective to set up shop in the past ten years."
Bo Bradley is on new meds for her manic-depression, but she still feels as if her job with San Diego's Child Protective Services involves moving mountains and jousting with windmills. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ACTUAL LIFE by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A heartfelt first novel."
Virginia and Buddy, the college couple who ``had to'' get married in Thomas's debut collection, Getting Over Tom (1994), are back, a year older and initially no wiser. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"More of a scrapbook than a full-fledged memoir, but still an affecting account of guilt, shame and acceptance."
Fiction-writer Thomas (An Actual Life, 1996, etc.) examines the challenges confronted after a tragic accident forced her to remake her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read this entertaining book and you will be convinced that house cats are 'the most transformative invaders the world has ever seen'—except for humans, of course."
The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts. Read full book review >

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MY JEWISH YEAR by Abigail Pogrebin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sentimental journey through Judaic practice and thought."
A Jewish writer takes an educational journey through the feasts and fasts of the religious calendar. Read full book review >