Search Results: "Alicia DesMarteau"


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OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, an interesting twist on a familiar event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Read 10,000 books this year, challenges Principal Ms. Juliet, and she will kiss a pig. Read full book review >

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MEAN WOMAN by Alicia Borinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"Challenging."
Debut fiction (first published in 1989 in Argentina) that evokes recent Argentinean history and offers occasionally obscure set-pieces of magic realism with a feminist angle. Read full book review >

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SECRET CHAMBERS by Alicia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A pleasingly confident historical adventure story that engagingly shows one man's emotional journey."
A historical mystery novel set in belle epoque New York. Read full book review >

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MUSICIANS AND WATCHMAKERS by Alicia Steimberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A delightful book."
Musicians And Waitchmakers ($13.95 paperback original; Aug.; 128 pp.; 0-935480-96-X): This episodic autobiographical novel, first published in 1971, describes in deliciously wry comic accents the experiences of an Argentinian Jewish girl (named "Alicia Steimberg") growing up in Buenos Aires in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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DARK SIDE OF VALOR by Alicia Singleton
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"By no means perfect the book is an enjoyable tale that is well worth a few hours of the reader's time."
A well-paced novel of suspense that veers into romance and ends like a thriller. Read full book review >

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TOWELHEAD by Alicia Erian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Storyteller Erian (The Brutal Language of Love, 2001) creates a hypnotic effect through her characters' repetitive dumbness—in a first novel that's annoying and memorable."
A tedious, fairly moronic take on the pubescent hormone surge, told by a 13-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY FROM SCRATCH by Alicia Bessette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Quietly charming, with a dash of romance."
In this nicely wrought debut, a young widow emerges from her grief thanks to the intrusion of a nine-year-old neighbor and an unwinnable cooking contest. Read full book review >

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PSYCH MAJOR SYNDROME by Alicia Thompson
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Leigh's concern with sexual readiness will leave readers of all ages doing a little self-analysis and thinking about their own decisions. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Leigh's psych classes at Stiles College do little to help her understand why sex still doesn't seem like a good idea with her brainy, long-term boyfriend, why she can't stop thinking about his sweet, guitar-playing roommate and why her competitive classmates care so much about making her look stupid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Clear, colorful reportage."
A polished young guide takes us on an insider's tour of the recondite world of diamonds and garnishes it with an introduction to her family. Read full book review >

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STEPS UNDER WATER by Alicia Kozameh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Steps Under Water ($35.00, paper $12.95; Nov. 1996; 161 pp.; 0- 520-20387-9, paper 0-520-20388-7): First US appearance of an Argentine novel, originally published in 1987, which interweaves letters, diary entries, and narrative to detail the persecutions of leftist revolutionaries during their country's notorious ``dirty war'' of the 1970s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A sensible escort to identifying and deploying signature strengths buried by traumatic emotional paralysis."
Psychiatrist and Montel Williams show Director of Aftercare Salzer offers an instruction guide to overcoming the deleterious effects of emotionally wrenching experiences. Read full book review >