Search Results: "Amir Abrams"


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CRAZY LOVE by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A thought-provoking and timely tale, told in an up-to-date, believable voice. (Fiction. 12-16)"
"[W]hen I was your age," Kamiyah's older sister Erika explains in this engaging, well-paced cautionary tale, "…we used to call that kind of love 'crazy love'—becoming obsessed with a relationship." Read full book review >

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CAUGHT UP by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Sometimes rough around the edges but an engaging cautionary tale nevertheless. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kennedy, an African-American teen girl from a suburban gated community, lets her fascination with all things 'hood drive her into dangerous territory. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Good, dirty fun. (Romance. 15 & up)"
Drama reigns supreme in suburban New Jersey. Read full book review >

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GET READY FOR WAR by Ni-Ni Simone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"More tedious than scandalous. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Four hundred pages of posturing lead nowhere in a second volume featuring four starlet frenemies at elite Hollywood High. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD HIGH by Ni-Ni Simone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"More messy than juicy; for gossip-blog devotees only. (Chick-lit. 12-16)"
Four spoiled daughters of African-American entertainment-industry elite engage in constant posturing, cheating and back-stabbing as they attend exclusive Hollywood High. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"An articulate and insightful examination of a problem with unlimited downside potential. (Photographs, drawings—not seen.)"
From a radiologist attached to both the Stanford Univ. Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 1989

Tahari (The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution and Holy Terror: The Inside Story of Islamic Terrorism) documents the history of America's relations with Iran from FDR through Irangate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Abrams weaves a compelling tale about a transformational era in the NBA that also speaks to the sometimes-desperate pursuit of sporting stardom."
How teenage basketball stars transformed the NBA. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"While there's no question that Abrams suffered much at the heavy hands of the OIC, his cause is not well served with vintage whine."
A victim's damning, if querulously overstated, case against the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC), which, in its pursuit of Iran-contra malefactors, seems to be as concerned with scalps as with justice. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF A POEM by M.H. Abrams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A pleasant whiff of nostalgia for old libraries and older books, gently held and translated for us by a man who loves them."
A former professor and distinguished literary critic who will reach his 100th birthday this year offers a collection of essays and speeches dealing with the art of poetry and the nature of criticism. Read full book review >

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PLAYING by Melanie Abrams
Released: April 1, 2008

"The detail devoted to the erotic role-playing of Devesh and Josie make it difficult to view them as fully rounded characters or to much care whether they can reform their love along less deviant lines."
A woman's sadomasochistic tendencies are traceable to childhood trauma in Abrams's titillating debut. Read full book review >