Search Results: "Aimee Agresti"


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INFATUATE by Aimee Agresti
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Nevertheless, this stands atop the current heap of angel books. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This sequel to the well-imagined Illuminate (2012) falls off slightly but continues the mostly interesting story. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATE by Aimee Agresti
Released: March 6, 2012

"Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please! (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A shy, geeky girl finds herself fighting actual devils in this classy first installment in a new angel series. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 2010

"A remarkable and moving story, despite its meandering structure, of one family's survival against myriad forces of nature."
A woman's reminiscences of her World War II-era childhood in the wilds of French Canada, which was marked by hunger, brutal winters and simple pleasures. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS by Aimee Groth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An intriguing business/sociological chronicle with wider implications for modern corporate practices."
An investigation into the social experiments at the corporate headquarters of Zappos that raises some important questions about entrepreneurship, business management methods, and human values. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR MASTER by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Bender's gifts as an author are prodigious, and with each story, she moves the reader in surprising, not to say startling, ways."
Stories that range from fairy tales to quasi-erotica, all showing Bender's versatility as an author. Read full book review >

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TWO SUMMERS by Aimee Friedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"A lightly philosophical summer romance for any time of year. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Are there infinite realities in which every possible permutation of our choices exists? Read full book review >

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THE REEDUCATION OF CHERRY TRUONG by Aimee Phan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Phan's family saga has many riches, but it lacks the clear focus to become a standout debut."
In this multigenerational novel of the Vietnamese diasporas, a family is split between France and America, thanks to the secrets of their patriarch. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A notable debut by a writer who sees not only the spider but also the shining filaments that trap us. (First serial to Granta, GQ, and Story)"
Sixteen stories that, like contemporary fairy tales, disclose those bittersweet truths about life that hide in unlikely and grotesque disguises. Read full book review >

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AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Sometimes this young author's tale of young people, chronicled by a young narrator, just feels young. Sometimes it is exuberantly, heartbreakingly youthful."
Bender's first novel, following a successful collection of stories (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, 1998), is exasperating and charming in about equal measure. Read full book review >

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Survival Time: A Handbook for Surviving a Violent Incident by Aimee Olivas
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"A short, reasonable guide to surviving violent situations.
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A psychologist and his daughter offer readers advice on how to handle dangerous encounters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Especially timely given recent events throughout the Middle East, this book is recommended for anyone wishing to better understand the workings of a police state."
This harrowing memoir provides an illuminating glimpse into the security apparatus of one of the world's most repressive countries. Read full book review >

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If Crows Know Best by Aimee L. Gross
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This YA series starter should be a sure hit with adults who favor traditional quest fantasy and younger readers who love the political aspects of Sherwood Smith's novels."
A boy becomes embroiled in politics and magic when his country is conquered in this fantastical tale of war and survival, reminiscent of the works of Raymond Feist. Read full book review >