Search Results: "Alissa Quart"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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: Sept. 15, 2015

"Bikont's fearless research—she even confronted the brothers known to have led the Jedwabne murders—makes this a fantastic book. It was first published in Poland in 2004, and the European Book Prize it won in 2011 (for the French version) should be only the first of many awards for this significant work."
Polish journalist Bikont (editor: And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews, 1996) delivers a daring exposure of the crimes of her countrymen in the first week of July 1941.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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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 >

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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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POPULAR by Alissa Grosso
FICTION
Released: May 8, 2011

"An interesting ending makes the inconsistent path worth the ride. (Fiction. YA)"
Everyone knows that high-school senior Hamilton Best throws the best and most exclusive parties. Read full book review >