Search Results: "Aimee Phan"


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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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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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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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FACE by Aimee E. Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"Delicate, lyrical, mysterious."
The power of this enchanting debut novel lies in the evanescence of reality and the stealth of truth. Read full book review >

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NO TIME TO DIE by Liz Tilberis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 1998

"A lively, unflinching, and informative account of a woman's bout with ovarian cancer that could kick off the kind of campaign that made breast cancer a priority in women's health studies. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ovarian cancer and the world of fashion are strange bedfellows in this autobiography by the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar. 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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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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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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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 >