Search Results: "Alexandra Lara"


BOOK REVIEW

MERCY by Lara Santoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"More persuasive as polemic than as fiction."
The life of a burnt-out, boozy, under-performing journalist in Africa is turned around via her involvement with an AIDS campaigner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY by Lara Santoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"More persuasive as polemic than as fiction."
The life of a burnt-out, boozy, under-performing journalist in Africa is turned around via her involvement with an AIDS campaigner. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM LONG GUYLAND by Lara Reznik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 23, 2012

"An exciting tale of past crimes and dangerous friendships."
In Reznik's debut novel,a woman confronts long-buried secrets when an old college friend commits suicide. Read full book review >

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A MILLION MILES AWAY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though it reaches for emotional moments, the novel isn't especially memorable. (Romance. 14-18)"
Kelsey begins impersonating her deceased identical twin sister, Michelle, in a misguided attempt to protect Michelle's boyfriend, who has recently been deployed overseas, but her lies lead to heartache when she finds herself falling for Peter. Read full book review >

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FLAWLESS by Lara Chapman
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A teen romance with a little heart, it pushes past other formulaic efforts…by a nose. (Romance. 11 & up)"
Cyrano gets a sex change and goes to high school. Read full book review >

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THE IMPLOSION OF AGGIE WINCHESTER by Lara Zielin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"The premise has promise, but Aggie comes off as inauthentic as the novel's tidy resolution. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Teen melodrama that absolutely oozes angst. Read full book review >

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BROCCOLI AND OTHER TALES OF FOOD AND LOVE by Lara Vapnyar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"Flavorful amuse-bouches from a talented chef."
Russian émigré Vapnyar follows her story collection There Are Jews In My House (2003) with this second small collection: six stories about immigrants in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A rich, multifaceted, sometimes confusing story—but Marks tells it well, yielding a solid work of social and technological history."
A comprehensive account of the origins and fortunes of a 20th-century landmark: the Pill. Read full book review >

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STILL HERE by Lara Vapnyar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Definitely smart, fairly entertaining, but not likely to expand the author's audience."
An exploration of life, death, and social media from the author of The Scent of Pine (2014) and Memoirs of a Muse (2006). Read full book review >

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ANYONE BUT YOU by Lara M. Zeises
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Engaging but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
Pitch-perfect narration and a meandering plot give this story real life appeal, but readers may be frustrated with the equally realistic lack of resolution that will leave them wondering what happens next—and why they should care. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: LARA FEIGEL
by Alexia Nader

Numerous artists, journalists, and novelists have chronicled the Allies’ attempt to denazify and democratize Germany after the country’s surrender in 1945. Rather than let the vast body of literature about that period intimidate her, author Lara Feigel used it to her advantage. Her new book, The Bitter Taste of Victory: In the Ruins of the Reich, is both a cultural ...


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