Search Results: "Alicia Thompson"


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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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WINNING TEAM by Dominique Moceanu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This insider's view gives an interesting perspective on gymnasts' lives, from their grueling work schedule and training methods to risk of injuries and even superstitious obsessions, but don't expect any winning medals. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Finally, young female gymnasts have a book to call their own in this first title in The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts series, co-authored by Olympic gold medalist Moceanu. 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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THE BRUTAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE by Alicia Erian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2001

"Malls, teenage pregnancy, casual sex, film studies: all related to the troubled equation between sex and love, which Erian explores with a rookie's talents. Competent but not yet anything special."
Some of the nine stories in this debut collection have appeared in literary magazines, and they have the some of the subjects common in such venues: gender issues, bad girl sexuality, weird families, slacker students. But Erian fails to distinguish herself stylistically, offering instead slight fictions that can seem downright generic. 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 >

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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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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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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 >