Search Results: "Amber McRee Turner"


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CIRCA NOW by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Just a tinge of fantasy pervades this captivating tale of grief and acceptance and of the power of imagination. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
Circa, 11, and her father have nearly always engaged in a clever game they call Shopt. Read full book review >

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SWAY by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A linguistically playful heart-wrencher about healing, love, forgiveness and the power of believing in something good, whether it's old soap or your own family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Cass can't wait for her mother to return from a four-month-long disaster rescue trip, but when she finally does, it's a bitter disappointment. Read full book review >

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SOBER STICK FIGURE by Amber Tozer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"The urgency and desperation of addiction told through crisp, biting sarcasm and self-deprecating humor."
A stand-up comedian reclaims her life after three decades of alcohol abuse. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF ME by Amber Kizer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Different, sensitive and emotional, as well as an effective argument for organ donation. (Paranormal fiction. 12 & up)"
This unusual and affecting story ties the lives of five completely different teens together through the transplant donations of one who dies. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE WISH by Amber Lough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Fast-paced and reasonably respectful, this Middle Eastern-flavored fantasy will appeal to a growing readership clamoring for exactly this kind of girl-powered intrigue, magic and romance. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The Thousand and One Nights meets The Prince and the Pauper. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith's best friend still to come. (Romance. 14-18)"
The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED WORLD by Amber Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"Stylish and deeply imagined."
A collection of elliptical stories in which death throws a long shadow over an eclectic group of characters. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"A shot in the arm of an otherwise tiresomely formulaic genre. (Fiction. YA)"
Up until about the 100th page, Kizer's YA debut feels like just about any other young-adult chick-lit novel. Read full book review >

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MERIDIAN by Amber Kizer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Despite these major obstacles, teens will still find themselves intrigued by the mysteries of life, death and beyond and how they may have played out through history. (Supernatural romance. YA)"
Constantly wracked with pain, Meridian Sozu has always been surrounded by dead insects and animals. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE CONTROL by Amber Dermont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Full of irony and contradictions, this compilation of contemporary short stories is a worthwhile effort."
Dermont's short story collection, which follows her debut novel (The Starboard Sea, 2012), demonstrates the author's versatility and sardonic humor. Read full book review >

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ATTRACT YOUR DREAMS by Amber Dayva
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"A helpful guide to kick-start dream visualization and realization."
A teacher and lecturer in the practice of "conscious dreaming" offers advice on how to focus on and fulfill your dreams. Read full book review >

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A FINE IMITATION by Amber Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Brock sketches a hazy outline of 1920s high society as seen through the eyes of a woman who would be free from its hollow promises. Somehow her main character wallows in indecision, even as circumstances allow for the possibility of personal growth and reinvention."
A young socialite in Jazz Age New York City must decide between a comfortable but stifling life with her distant husband and the prospect of romance with a mysterious painter. Read full book review >