Search Results: "Aimee Phan"


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AIMEE by Mary Beth Miller
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A fascinating character study that will intrigue readers wanting to go beyond sensationalistic headlines. (Fiction. YA)"
In a journal being written for therapy, an unnamed narrator tells of being accused of the murder of her best friend. 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"Holy-roller religion at its best, told with fire."
Powerhouse biography of perhaps the most charismatic and controversial woman in modern religious history. Read full book review >

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SING FOR YOUR FATHER, SU PHAN by Stella Pevsner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"For US readers, it will be a compelling portrait of the life of a child for whom terrible hardship was an accepted part of reality, and it will linger in their minds. (Memoir. 8- 10)"
Su Phan, the daughter of a prosperous rural village merchant in North Vietnam, sees her wonderful life ruined by the Communists and the war. 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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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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SEA CHANGE by Aimee Friedman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

A watery and predictable supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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WILLFUL CREATURES by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"A handful of real moments, presented with bite and wit."
Second story collection from a keen stylist (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, 1998) intent on rewriting the grim fable of modern life. 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 >