Search Results: "Allison Moore"


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SHARDS by Allison Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An addition to the world of addiction literature worth reading, full of grim reality that thankfully never crosses the line into gratuitous territory."
An honest, introspective account of a vice cop's methamphetamine addiction. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS FINE by Allison Whittenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 11, 2008

"Though prone to some convenient plot liberties, Whittenberg has penned an overall hopeful tale for Samara, like the Langston Hughes poem for which the novel was named. (Fiction. YA)"
For 15-year-old Samara Tuttle, life is anything but fine. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD & MAINE by Allison Whittenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though readers need not be familiar with the first offering to enjoy the charm of this one, there are some allusions that will be clearer if they are. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Negotiations involving first love, a potential modeling career and a ne'er-do-well uncle prove challenging for 15-year-old Charmaine (Maine) in this gently humorous second installment about life in the Upshaw family. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2006

"Armistead Maupin on laughing gas."
The Greenwich Village demimonde never seemed so demented. Read full book review >

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HALF-MOON SCAR by Allison Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Heavy, heavy symbolism in a slender, slender story."
An overwrought if well-crafted debut about three gay adults who are scarred, sometimes literally, by their childhood, meet up one summer and confront their past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"In some of the world's most remote and fascinating locations, Allison sticks resolutely to the most conventional narrative road."
Safari guide Allison (Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide, 2007) recalls his experiences with deadly animals. Read full book review >

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A NEARLY PERFECT COPY by Allison Amend
Released: April 2, 2013

"A few preposterous plot points, but overall, this is a quick, provocative and likable read."
The third book by Amend (Stations West, 2010, etc.) is a fast-paced, lively novel of forgery. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT by Will Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Raw-boned, heartfelt prose."
Soulful, salt-of-the-earth tales of hurt and hope in redneck-proud South Carolina. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S WIFE by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Benedict Arnold isn't a name that's popular among patriotic Americans, but Pataki delivers an admirable book focused on the betrayal."
A young lady's maid is witness to Benedict Arnold and his wife's treachery in this fictional account set during the American War for Independence. This is the first novel from Pataki, daughter of former New York State Governor George E. Pataki. Read full book review >

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