Search Results: "Amy Beth Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A moving examination of the variety of gender and erotic preferences, presented with varying degrees of persuasiveness as examples of nature's vast spectrum of possibilities."
Psychoanalyst and story-writer Bloom (A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, 2000, etc.) aims to expand our notion of what is normal by showing up-close the lives of people widely considered to be abnormal: female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual cross-dressers, and the intersexed. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HANGS OUT by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Not Bloom at her very best, but impressive enough confirmation of this clever writer's ability to challenge the way we see ourselves and to show us as we are."
Nine uncollected stories plus three that appeared in earlier collections are interestingly arranged and recombined in this latest from the Manhattan psychotherapist and versatile author (Away, 2008, etc.). 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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COME TO ME by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1993

"Bloom is an acute, poker-faced observer and a gifted writer."
A practicing psychotherapist's splendid, sometimes shocking first collection of stories, some of which have been selected by The Best American Short Stories (1991 and 1992) and cited by the National Magazine Awards. 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 >

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AWAY by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Echoes of Ragtime, Cold Mountain and Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers, in an amazingly dense, impressively original novel."
A Russian Jewish woman's struggles to survive in America, then recapture the past brutally stolen from her, are recorded with eloquent compression in this striking second novel from NBA nominee Bloom (Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DON'T EVER CHANGE by M. Beth Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"In Eva's case, the book's title cuts a little too close to home. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Socially aloof aspiring writer Eva spends her last summer before college following her new motto to "Walk Through Every Open Door" to gather experiences for writing fodder. Read full book review >

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LUCKY US by Amy Bloom
Released: July 29, 2014

"Bloom enlivens her story with understated humor as well as offbeat and unforgettable characters. Despite a couple of anachronisms, this is a hard-luck coming-of-age story with heart."
On a journey from Ohio to Hollywood to Long Island to London in the 1940s, a couple of plucky half sisters continually reinvent themselves with the help of an unconventional assortment of friends and relatives. Read full book review >

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A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. Read full book review >