Search Results: "Alysia Abbott"


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FAIRYLAND by Alysia  Abbott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2013

"A sympathetic and deeply moving story."
A writer and former WNYC radio producer's lovingly crafted memoir about growing up with her gay poet dad in San Francisco during the 1970s and '80s. Read full book review >

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PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >

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POP AND PLAY by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite these quibbles, both books are likable and affordable starter pop-ups. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
As the book opens, paper engineering animates a variety of vehicles on the page. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MAN by Jeff Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Add in the multiple brushes with gunfire he survives while unarmed and the run he makes without harm through a minefield, and Capra may be the one of the luckiest sleuths in literature."
Abbott's (Downfall, 2013, etc.) hip young ex-CIA spy Sam Capra tangles with international smugglers in this fast-moving but ultimately far-fetched thriller. Read full book review >

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ISLAND by Charles Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"A Pinocchio story for grown-ups: mostly affecting, even if its workings do show."
Pseudonymous first novel by a ``prizewinning author of distinguished nonfiction'' who died in 1992: an earnest, absorbing, if occasionally awkward, tale that explores the nature of love and happiness as it traces the descent and recovery of an isolated urban drinker. Read full book review >

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QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"Abbott (The Song is You, 2007, etc.) produces another stunning hardboiled heroine."
A young woman's brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss. Read full book review >

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THE FEVER by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Nothing should be taken at face value in this jealousy- and hormone-soaked world except that Abbott is certainly our very best guide."
The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's (Dare Me, 2012, etc.) stunning seventh novel. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN STONE by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Equal parts edge-of-your-seat suspense and heartfelt coming-of-age. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Four precocious preteens and a distracted astrophysicist travel to Europe to unravel a mystery that has already claimed several lives. Read full book review >

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FIREGIRL by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"However, Tom's fantasies quickly become repetitive, and several logical inconsistencies keep this from being totally successful, despite its worthy messages. (Fiction 9-12)"
Seventh-grader Tom Bender is nowhere near the in-crowd at St. Read full book review >

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THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR by Margot Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The large readership that the publisher predicts for this naively disillusioned first novel won't mind that the last innocent hour of the ambassador's daughter lasts for chapter after improbable chapter."
Girl meets boy, boy meets S.S. in this sturdy, sudsy pre- and postwar Nazi gothic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2007

"A rollicking tale from a more vibrant time: history to a ragtime beat."
Atlanta-based journalist Abbott debuts with a dispatch from the seething underbelly of old-time Chicago, where a pair of sisters ran the finest whorehouse in the land. Read full book review >