Search Results: "Alyssa Shelasky"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Amusing, compassionate story of love among the pots and pans."
A cooking rookie's memoir of love and food. Read full book review >

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ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Alex is a winning character, but the glimpses into her mother's twisted point of view are both unsettling and unnecessary. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Against her narcissistic parents' wishes, a teen with an intersex condition decides to start living as a girl. Read full book review >

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IN BED WITH A SPY by Alyssa Alexander
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Angel loves her for her strength but also longs to protect her, which causes friction throughout this delightful novel."
The Regency-era widow of a British Army major joins forces with a spy to expose a ring of assassins in this combination romance and thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2012

"A quiet delight."
A charming memoir about how a woman's "torrid affair" with perfume changed her life. Read full book review >

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WALKING NAKED by Alyssa Brugman
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2004

"A painful look at the naked truth. (Fiction. YA)"
Megan Tuw, a not-very-likable teen, is self-absorbed and ruled by peer pressure. Read full book review >

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FACELESS by Alyssa Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A problem novel, yes, but an absorbing one. (Fiction. 12-18) "
When a pretty, athletic girl loses her face in a fire, she gets a face transplant and struggles with the permanent changes in her life. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE BREAKERS by Alyssa Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2014

"Emma Cross' debut will delight fans of the mystery-as-romance formula; others may want to steer clear."
To save her brother, a gutsy reporter tracks a killer hidden among Newport's rich and famous. Read full book review >

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BEING BINDY by Alyssa Brugman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Readers who enjoyed titles as different as Adele Griffin's Amandine (2001) and Lynn Ray Perkins's All Alone in the Universe (1999) will find a lot to like in Brugman's latest. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Bindy's life is infinitely more complicated when her best friend, Jane, drags her into a group of trendy girls ready for teen experimentation—which Bindy definitely is not. Read full book review >

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A PINCH OF POISON by Alyssa Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Colorful information on the postwar period is combined with plenty of suspects, all neatly wrapped up in the style of a classic mystery."
A titled lady and her maid work to solve a murder at a girls' school. Read full book review >

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MURDER MOST MALICIOUS by Alyssa Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Putting aside her Gilded Newport series (Murder at Beechwood, 2015, etc.), Maxwell provides a neat little mystery and a heavily atmospheric look at life in a great house after the trials of the war."
An aristocrat and her maid take on a case of murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"An eye-opening, maddening read that is not likely to make the Heritage Foundation's best-books list."
Of graft, fictional math, and the American way: an urgent look at the "political assault weapon" that is transforming the country—for the better if you're rich, for the worse if you're not. Read full book review >