Search Results: "Amanda Eyre Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE LOST by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"A voyage of discovery cloaked in suburban ennui: engaging and hard to let go."
An obsession with, or desire to forget, a long-missing child keeps a family trapped like flies in amber. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2003

"A worthy first effort from a writer still developing."
The lives of three women orbit a murder and the pending execution—in a debut effort that straddles literary and crime fiction. Read full book review >

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THE NEARNESS OF YOU by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Looks like literary fiction, smells like literary fiction, tastes like literary fiction—but sensational developments, tabloid situations, and clairvoyant dreams take Ward's (This Same Sky, 2015,etc.) topical plot into telenovela territory."
A young surrogate mother changes her mind and goes AWOL. Read full book review >

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LOVE STORIES IN THIS TOWN by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2009

"Luminous work from a gifted writer."
In her first collection, novelist Ward (Forgive Me, 2008, etc.) gently and discreetly invites us into her characters' lives. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"An acute, sharp-angled love story with a rare sense of history."
Always-on-the-run journalist thrill-seeker is finally forced to deal with the consequences of the horrors she loves to report. Read full book review >

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THE SAME SKY by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Earnest and well-told. Heartstrings will be pulled."
Returning to a format that's proven effective in her past work, Ward (Close Your Eyes, 2011, etc.) creates two very different storylines with no obvious clues as to how they will intersect.Read full book review >

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CLOSE YOUR EYES by Amanda Eyre Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"A captivating story of loss, forgiveness and ultimate redemption."
Lauren Mahdian believes her father "ruined everything, everything, everything" in Ward's (Sleep Toward Heaven, 2004, etc.) literary novel. Read full book review >

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SIDESHOW JOB
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the Dealers
Bonus Factors: Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, Diversity
Relationship Status: Lurking in the Shadows

 

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt

Aside from the literal “under her skirt” commentary this cover ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF THE DUCHESS by Elizabeth Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1992

"As do the characters here."
Eyre, a pseudonym for the authors also writing as Susannah Stacey (the Inspector Bone series), turns to Renaissance Italy for this first in a series—a clue-laden tale of political alliances, court intrigue, and romantic folderol. Read full book review >

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IF MINDS HAD TOES by Lucy Eyre
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 6, 2007

"Not quite fit for the classroom, but a fun romp nonetheless."
A teenaged boy is encouraged to start thinking big in this playful philosophy primer. Read full book review >

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CURTAINS FOR THE CARDINAL by Elizabeth Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lively but, like Eyre's Death of the Duchess (1992), can't shake the YA label with its jampacked this-is- history-kids tone."
The second appearance of Sigismondo, the Renaissance trouble- shooter for Duke Ludovico of Rocca, finds him at the bedside of expiring Princess Oralia while her husband, evil Prince Livio, beheads his young son—believing that he and his twin sister, Lady Minerva, were begat by another. Read full book review >

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VIPER WINE by Hermione Eyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A promising idea swamped by the excesses of postmodernism: the random plundering of history and an irritating air of knowingness."
British journalist Eyre makes her fiction debut with the tale of a 17th-century beauty's dangerous quest for eternal youth. Read full book review >