Search Results: "Aidan Chambers"


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DYING TO KNOW YOU by Aidan Chambers
Released: April 1, 2012

"This quietly understated performance captures the wistfulness of music in a minor key and is ultimately successful in its life-affirming message. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Will a story told in believable first-person voice by a 75-year-old man truly strike a chord with a teen audience? The answer is yes, though it may be a smallish one. Read full book review >

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THE TOLL BRIDGE by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"A powerful brew, not for every taste. (Fiction. 13+)"
A British novelsomething between a love story and a philosophical meditation on adolescenceexperimental in form, with flashbacks, stream-of-consciousness, and several narratorslarge and complicated characters whose main passions are dime-store philosophizing and sex. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Ambitious, imperfect, challenging and powerfully affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
With profound respect for readers, Chambers again stretches the YA genre to its edges and beyond. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND by Aidan Chambers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is a wide-ranging, challenging, beautifully written novel for older teenagers and adults who love to settle into a big, rewarding story. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd has come from England to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, also named Jacob Todd, a British soldier who fought and died in Holland in 1944. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING GAME by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood. (Short stories. 15 & up)"
British author and Printz Award winner Chambers (Postcards from No Man's Land, 2002) returns with a provocative and varied collection of shorts for teen readers. Read full book review >

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NAKED MOMMY by Aidan Parkinson
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A strange, gawky dance between the past and the present, and between mundanity and insanity."
Two Irish brothers compete bitterly for the affections of a beautiful eco-terrorist. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"More reminiscent of Wilkie Collins than Jane Austen."
Second installment of Aidan's trilogy retelling Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view. Read full book review >

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DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Delgado brings an intriguing perspective to a complicated situation, but these notes could use polishing."
A veteran who was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector lays out a case against the Iraq war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2006

"One can only hope a little more drama turns up in the next volume."
A slow amble across the familiar terrain of Pride and Prejudice, this time recounting events through the eyes of Mr. Darcy. Read full book review >

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LIPSTICK ON THE HOST by Aidan Mathews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A lyrical, offbeat debut—tainted at times by clichÇs and stereotyping—but generally full of wit and a profound understanding of the darker ironies of life."
Six racy, colorful stories from award-winning Irish poet and playwright Mathews that plunge gloriously into the psyches of precocious children, aging single women, and flinty old priests— and through to the bedrock of the human condition beneath. Read full book review >

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM by Aidan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2002

"While shaped with consummate skill, the sun doesn't often shine in these stories, making an already hefty tome seem that much heavier."
A sampler spanning four decades of eminent Irish stylist Higgins's work, these 18 selections (all but two previously published, some under different titles) offer a multifaceted, melancholic view of Europe, past and present, in which skewed passions figure prominently. Read full book review >