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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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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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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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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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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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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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 17, 2016

"A journey through the lives of young Eastern European Jews that's not to be missed."
Petersel's debut explores the revitalization of the Hungarian Jewish community in 21 oral histories of millennial Jews. Read full book review >

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THE VIOLINIST OF VENICE by Alyssa Palombo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A nicely crafted first effort that reimagines Vivaldi's life in a bittersweet narrative."
A wealthy young Venetian woman secretly studies violin with Vivaldi, leading to an illicit love affair and a completely different life than she expected. Read full book review >

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THE MARZIPAN PIGEON by Alyssa Donati
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"Underdeveloped, unsympathetic characters and repetitiveness make this wearing."
A first novel that spins its wheels in the rut of 1990s New York City club life and never manages to get on track. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MARBLE HOUSE by Alyssa Maxwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Although it packs a heavy dose of romance, Maxwell's second entry has a creditable mystery, solved by a female detective who's likable in spite of her formulaic grit and determination."
A society reporter in 1895 Newport, Rhode Island, tries for a news byline by investigating the death of a medium. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2011

"Heavy emphasis on rhyming and simplistic subject matter will leave readers unsatisfied."
A young woman's poems about nature, relationships and growing up. Read full book review >