Search Results: "Aimee Friedman"


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SEA CHANGE by Aimee Friedman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

A watery and predictable supernatural romance. 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 YEAR MY SISTER GOT LUCKY by Aimee Friedman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"For ultra chick-lit fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Although not the star pupil at Anna Pavlova Academy like her older sister Michaela, high-school freshman Katya "Katie" Wilder is accustomed to the ballet school's cutthroat atmosphere, as well as to the constant lights, noise and people of New York City, where she has lived her entire life. 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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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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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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REFRIGERATED MUSIC FOR A GLEAMING WOMAN by Aimee Parkison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A poetic and purposefully perverse collection of stories that describes a dystopian world only slightly divergent from our own."
In this collection, Parkison (The Petals of Your Eyes, 2014, etc.) makes absurd that which is commonplace by twisting it into abnormality. Read full book review >

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FLASH HOUSE by Aimee Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Some nice historical scenery and a good cast of characters, but otherwise a standard potboiler from Liu (Cloud Mountain, 1997, etc.)."
A missing-persons thriller set in the late 1940s' borderlands of Kashmir, where a determined American wife sets about uncovering what became of her journalist husband. Read full book review >

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WE SHOULD NEVER MEET by Aimee Phan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Many of the stories, especially those in Vietnam, read like thinly veiled journalism, but newcomer Phan's painfully damaged characters should pull the heartstrings of remembering Americans."
Eight stories shift between life in Vietnam before Operation Babylift, which evacuated some 2,000 Vietnamese orphans shortly before Saigon's fall, and life in the US for the orphans who grew up here. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 2013

"Uplifting and inspirational, particularly for those interested in international development."
The story of American development worker Molly Melching's founding and expansion of Tostan, an NGO focused on bringing awareness of human rights and a sense of empowerment to people living in remote African villages. 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 IMPORTANCE OF WINGS by Robin Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Told in a first-person voice that is both sardonic and sincere, Friedman's novel succeeds in bringing forth some common issues that challenge any immigrant American child who must straddle separate ways of life while striving for that true-blue American image. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Roxanne (Ravit) Ben-Ari is an Israeli-American girl growing up in 1980s New York City. Read full book review >