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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Complex yet lucidly conveyed points of constitutional interpretation, never bogged in jargon."
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law. Read full book review >

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BRAVE DEEDS by David Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A powerful story on its surface, a soldier's story laced with vulgarities and gallows humor, but also a story holding deeper interpretations of our troubled Middle Eastern misadventures."
Abrams (Fobbit, 2012) follows his award-winning debut with a more empathetic but no less bitter take on the Iraq War. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DIARY OF DON JUAN by Douglas Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Perhaps not a novel to be loved, but a dependably entertaining one."
The life and times of the legendary seducer, here imagined as a historical character whose diary has come into the possession of "editor" Abrams. Read full book review >