Search Results: "Alissa Nutting"


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MADE FOR LOVE by Alissa Nutting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An uneven effort from a terrific writer."
A glimpse into the future—which looks a lot like the present—from the author of Tampa (2013) and Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (2011). Read full book review >

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TAMPA by Alissa Nutting
Released: July 2, 2013

"A taxing attempt to penetrate the mind of female child molesters with grimy, mundane results."
A middle school teacher in Tampa, Fla., goes to outrageous lengths to hide her voracious sexual appetite for adolescent boys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"A challenging read for educators and parents alike."
A former child prodigy explores the pressures on gifted children to excel. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW POND by Alissa Grosso
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2013

"The three sisters are memorable characters, but by introducing science treated so superficially, the author renders her plotline as shallow as her pond. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Three sisters feel trapped in their tiny rural town, unable to find a way out. Read full book review >

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FEROCITY SUMMER by Alissa Grosso
Released: May 8, 2012

"While peer pressure may be difficult to resist, this novel is not. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A troubled teen tries to understand how her life has hit rock bottom in this clumsily executed, issue-cluttered novel. Read full book review >

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GRAPES FROM THORNBUSHES by Alissa Ordabai
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fresh, sharp, funny take on a showbiz staple."
An up-and-coming rock musician worries about selling out in this satirical bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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REPUBLIC OF OUTSIDERS by Alissa Quart
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A thought-provoking examination of counterculture through the eyes of those living life just outside the conventional box."
The ways in which a cross-section of intrepid renegades finds contentment and success by swimming upstream. Read full book review >

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NEIL’S CASTLE by Alissa Imre Geis
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

A take on the idea that making art requires making choices. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WIDOW by Alissa Torres
by Alissa Torres, illustrated by Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Muted outrage produces muted results."
A graphic memoir renders the trials of being a 9/11 widow. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Alissa York
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The fallen priest is an old story, but newcomer York's searing images mark her as a talent to watch."
Two devout Catholics, yielding to temptation, destroy three lives in this intermittently powerful first novel, a Canadian counterpart to Southern Gothic. Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR TRICKERY by Alissa Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This is worth a read because of the twists in the criminal investigation, in spite of a not-so-scintillating love story."
A viscount investigating a murder for the crown is reunited with the beautiful daughter of a criminal he nabbed several years before. Read full book review >

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TWELVE DANCING UNICORNS by Alissa Heyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Clichéd but attractive to its target audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What is the secret of the 12 unicorns? Read full book review >