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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH GRADE TANGO by Elizabeth Levy
Released: March 1, 2000

"Precocious preteens will find that this humorously empathetic take on budding romance is just right. (Fiction. 10-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2427-1 The content and concerns of Levy's latest is at odds with the young reading level and large type size, which may prevent this novel's natural audience of middle schoolers from finding a fast and funny read. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OPEN ROAD by Burt Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1998

"Funny high-octane fuel for fans of the comic nostalgia tales of humorist Jean Shepherd; crowded equally with typecast characters and vivid racing scenes."
Cartoonish coming-of-ager: a year in the life of a bunch of lovable New Jersey palookas on the upper-crusty open-road car- race circuit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Quirky and occasionally charming, but less than authoritative."
The education of a birding novice, enthralled through close contact with a red-winged blackbird in New York City's renowned avian reserve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"A highly readable mixture of true crime and popular science that is much stronger on the former than the latter."
A compelling examination of a frontier where science meets the law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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THE RULES DO NOT APPLY by Ariel Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid and occasionally heartbreaking."
An award-winning journalist tells the story of how her formerly charmed life in which "lost things could always be replaced" came to a brutally abrupt end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"An assertive blast, filled with punchy language and vivid images."
An attack on "female chauvinist pigs," women who make sex objects of themselves and of other women. Read full book review >