Search Results: "Andrea Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

SMALL ISLAND by Andrea Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An enthralling tour de force that animates a chapter in the history of empire. This is Levy's fourth novel, but first U.S. publication."
The winner of the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the 2004 Orange Prize—the first writer to win both for the same novel—draws on her Jamaican background in the alluring story of two couples, one Jamaican and one English, whose paths cross in WWII-era England. Read full book review >

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FRUIT OF THE LEMON by Andrea Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An enjoyable, deft combination of humor and telling observation on owning one's race and roots."
By the author of Small Island (2005), which won both the Orange and Whitbread Prizes, an engaging tale of emerging race identity and heritage, first published in the UK in 1999. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2010

"The frame is skimpy, and the book's moral vision can be schematic, but this is a subtly observed, beautifully written, structurally complex novel—an impressive follow-up to Small Island."
The fifth novel by Levy—whose Small Island won Britain's Orange Prize and was Whitbread Book of the Year—is set in 19th-century Jamaica and covers the last years of slavery and its long, miserable aftermath. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs, gay or otherwise."
Articulate career analyses of five multitalented, openly gay male film directors. Read full book review >

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AMAZONS by E.J. Levy
Released: June 25, 2012

"A strong coming-of-age story from an exotic land."
In a beautifully written memoir looking back after years spent in Brazil, a woman explores both her own coming of age and the ecology of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A rollicking, thoroughly refreshing debut."
An ex-Peace Corps volunteer chronicles the two years he spent living and working deep in the Chinese hinterlands. Read full book review >

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EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Solid work in desperate need of the careful attention of a competent copy editor."
Well-informed biography of the flamboyant director, utterly lacking the stylishness that made his films so memorable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Conveys with ghastly power the relentlessness of Cortés, the tragedy of Montezuma, the brutality of battle and the utter bewilderment of one culture in the face of the other."
Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Read full book review >