Search Results: "Ami McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Released: June 26, 2012

"Very low-key, but rewarding for patient readers."
On the lawless streets of the 19th-century Lower East Side, a 12-year-old girl's choices seem limited to servitude or prostitution. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTH HOUSE by Ami McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"This unclassifiable debut was a bestseller in Canada, helped no doubt by its challenging vision of old-fashioned midwives as feminist pioneers."
Men may be dogs and romance a joke, but for two country midwives in early-20th-century Canada, there's always the joy of "catching" babies. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK by Ami McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sprawling tale of persecution and hysteria set in the vivid world of New York City's Victorian era."
Old New York shows its magic and its darkness in McKay's (The Virgin Cure, 2012, etc.) latest novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCKAY by Jim McKay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A pleasant walk down memory lane with a genuinely decent man. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Broadcaster McKay tells his story in a voice grown familiar from 30 years of ABC's Wide World of Sports and 11 Olympic Games: unfailingly charming, friendly, noncombative. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Sleep, Cher Ami, sleep!' (Picture book. 5-9)"
During World War I, the U.S. Army relied on a flock of 600 carrier pigeons to send messages back to headquarters from troops in the field, and one, Cher Ami, became famous for saving the "Lost Battalion," which had been trapped behind enemy lines. Read full book review >

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DOG NUMBER 1, DOG NUMBER 10 by Ami Rubinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"Visually, it's got plenty of pizzazz, but other counting books do the job better; this one just doesn't wag its tail. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With scores of counting books available, a new one must be inventive, appealing and stand out from titles by such standbys as Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry. Read full book review >

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EARLY BRIGHT by Ami Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A middling debut novel, but Silber shows much promise."
In 1948 Los Angeles, a white grifter haunts black jazz clubs and dreams of bebop fame. Read full book review >

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The One and More by Belle Ami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2014

"A steamy story powered by generous helpings of naughty sex and knotty suspense."
The second installment in Ami's erotic suspense saga, the sequel to The One (2014), continues the steamy story of Adelia Lindstrom, a recently divorced equestrienne and mother of 3-year-old twins who is struggling to move forward in life after picking up the pieces of her ended marriage. Read full book review >

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THREADS by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A courageous story filled with hope. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
An urgent message for help and a family picture found in a department-store purse connect two girls, one in China, the other in the United States, and set in motion a life-saving journey. Read full book review >

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GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A kind and earnest look at a young transgender adolescent's experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sixth-grader Grayson realizes a dream but attracts controversy by taking the role of the female lead in the school play. Read full book review >

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Stop Pressuring Me by Ami Dzissah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2015

"A meandering volume of poetry and prose that focuses on a teenager from Ghana and school issues."
A short novel and a collection of poems deal with the subjects of peer pressure and bullying. Read full book review >