Search Results: "Allison Lynn"


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THE EXILES by Allison Lynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"The story sometimes strays into descriptions of architectural styles, which may not be of interest to every reader, but this only minimally detracts from the author's distinctive characters and focus."
A fresh start in a new city should signify a positive beginning for a couple and their 10-month-old son, but they soon discover that, though their old possessions disappear when their Jeep Cherokee is stolen, their emotional baggage remains. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Allison Lynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2004

"Lynn's gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page—right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives."
Haunting debut about a husband's attempt to unravel the mystery of his wife's disappearance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Although somewhat repetitive, the book provides a welcome reversal of the all-too-prevalent tendency to regard the elderly as a burden rather than a resource."
Emmy Award-winning TV producer Gilbert (Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents, 2006) discusses "what it [is] like to be a parent without parents." Read full book review >

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DISCRETION by Allison Leotta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2012

"Better editing could have made this memorable, but even with Leotta's tendency to provide character fashion reports on every page, this is worth the read."
Former federal prosecutor Leotta covers some familiar ground in her second legal thriller. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Leotta shows her strongest suit when she places her action in the courtroom in this pleasing third effort."
Former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Leotta's third novel propels her protagonist, Anna Curtis, into the dark world of gang violence. Read full book review >

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SKIN by Dorothy Allison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 1994

"But Skin is nonetheless a valuable record of a remarkable life and a testament to the struggles, triumphs, and growth of one bold and inspiring woman."
Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina, 1992, etc.) has assembled a nourishing compilation of articles and essays about being ``queer in a world that hates queers...poor [in] a world that despises the poor'' and a passionate writer and lover of literature. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY BEFORE COMFORT by Allison Glock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2003

"A memoir as elemental as its subject: pulsing, fetching, leaving a strong afterglow. (20 photos)"
Glock debuts with a lovely, blue memoir of her maternal grandmother, a vital square peg in the poor, round hole of a hard-baked West Virginia town. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE THE ONE I WANT by Shane Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Overwrought, overdramatic, overwritten, underedited."
A husband's twin brother and his wife's best friend will go to any lengths to break up the couple. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although unfamiliar terms slip in, the writing is accessible for the target audience, and the information is often engrossing. (b&w illustrations, maps, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Lassieur, in her entry in the Library of American Indian History series, uses Native American material culture and ethnographic evidence—accounts from early explorers, drawings, legends, and stories—to describe the daily life of some of the early people of North America before their contact with the Europeans. Read full book review >

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TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE by Dorothy Allison
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"And we do, we let her tell away. (Author tour)"
``Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood,'' writes Allison in this rich memoir, which originated as a performance piece. Read full book review >

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COMPULSION by Allison Brennan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"While Max's original bitchy attitude needed adjusting, this incarnation makes for some embarrassingly maudlin moments."
Brennan gives Maxine "Max" Revere a makeover, though she's still a rich, beautiful and brilliant TV host and true-crime crusader. Read full book review >

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Lulu in Babylon by Allison Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"For lovers of Hollywood, this novel offers an immersive look at the past and present of the movie business, though its plot beats may be overly familiar."
Silver (20th Century Travel, 2010) delivers a Hollywood coming-of-age story with a reverence for the stars and stories of old Hollywood. Read full book review >