Search Results: "Amy Beth Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lovely way of looking back on the year with a child who may not realize he or she has 'bloomed.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paralleling the planting of a garden in the fall and its blooming is the growth of a young girl and all the milestones that happen between fall and spring. Read full book review >

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AMY by Mary Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But the near-universal obsession with chat will nevertheless make this an easy sell, and readers will enjoy this vicarious brush with danger. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cautionary tale from Britain about love on the Internet demonstrates the influence of online chat on teenage girls on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"If youngsters scratch their heads, take them to the yard or community garden to plant and make mud pies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cronin and Small combine talents in this fable for modern times: people who live in fragile kingdoms may need to get their hands dirty rebuilding. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SWEET POTATO by Amy Beth Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A tale of rejection and acceptance with echoes of 'The Ugly Duckling.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Accidently uprooted from his garden patch, a sweet potato is repeatedly excluded from other gardens before landing in just the right place. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine's Day wish doesn't come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)"
Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she "will never love again" after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed "a flying flower" by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Kelle Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sunny and inspiring."
A mother's optimistic account of the first year of life with her daughter, Nella, who was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Wil McCarthy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite some conceptual problems, an ingenious yarn with challenging ideas, well-handled technical details and plenty of twists and turns: a whopping improvement on Murder in the Solid State (1996), though the sophomoric narrative voice is dismayingly similar. (Author tour)"
By the early 22nd century, artificially created life-forms—mycora—that can dissolve stone, metal, flesh, anything, with terrifying speed, have taken over the Earth, the Moon, and Venus; the only human survivors cower behind biological barriers far away in the asteroids (the Gladholders) or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (the Immunity). Read full book review >

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NEW HAVEN NOIR by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The stories Bloom chooses share a strong sense of place, detailing the quirks that make every corner of New Haven distinctive. But it's the lucid writing and clear, compelling storylines that make her dark tales shine. Maybe she offers a noir version of Light and Truth after all."
In an Ivy League town, Bloom (Lucky Us, 2014, etc.) turns Yale's motto—Lux et Veritas—on its head, finding darkness and deceit in every corner of New Haven. Read full book review >

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A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2000

"Bloom's precisely observed, rhetorically nervy stories sometimes strain our credulity—but they burrow unerringly into her people's damaged hearts and worried minds with intensity every bit as compassionate as it is clinical."
A second collection of eight gritty, wisecracking, rudely contemporary urban stories from the Connecticut psychotherapist and highly praised author (Come to Me, 1993; Love Invents Us, 1997). Read full book review >

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LOVE INVENTS US by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The male characters often come alive, but Liz rarely does in this rather inconclusive and puzzling debut. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
Bloom, a psychoanalyst and the author of the highly-praised story collection Come to Me (1993), offers a first novel that is at once tamer and more troubling than her earlier book, tracking an ordinary young woman's neurotic sexual development and fate. Read full book review >