Search Results: "Amelia Gray"


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ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >

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GUTSHOT by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"The best of Gray's stories find that balance between devastation and humor and navigate an uneasy territory with agility; in this book, there are many that reach that mark."
The minute details of life are memorably rendered in surreal and sometimes grotesque ways. Read full book review >

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THREATS by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"The book falters toward the end, as Gray tries to balance the oddness of her milieu with a sense of closure, making for a conclusion that doesn't feel ambiguous so much as unfinished. Still, a striking debut novel from a writer eager to shake domestic fiction out of its comfort zone."
A man struggles to deal with the death of his wife and the odd messages that appear in her wake. Read full book review >

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GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Elgen M. Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The Longs' extensive research, coupled with their mastery of technical detail, should make this the definitive study of its subject."
A detailed chronicle of the last days of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, and what went before, based upon an exhaustive 25-year study. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Lynda Pflueger
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A solid landing. (b&w photos, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
Part of the Historical American Biographies series, this personalized account of America's adored darling of aviation avoids a didactic tone most of the time by incorporating many quotes from Earhart into the narrative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The author's knowledge of aviation history renders this a proficient chronicle of women in flight."
Brisk life of the famed aviator who is more often taken to task for her sloppy technique than lauded for her bravery. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Sarah Stewart Taylor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
The Center of Cartoon Studies, producer of the critically lauded graphic biographies of Harry Houdini, Satchel Paige and Henry David Thoreau, adheres to the same winning formula with this charmer about famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"An inspiration and a delight. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will need to swallow the premise that a police homicide investigator would allow the mother of a victim to tag along on the investigation and question witnesses, but otherwise, this is a solid debut novel."
Former attorney McCreight pens a multilayered legal thriller. Read full book review >