Search Results: "Aria Minu-Sepehr"


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WE HEARD THE HEAVENS THEN by Aria Minu-Sepehr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A touching tribute to a former national hero—the author's father—and a homeland riven by contradictions."
Mournfully lyrical account of an evanescent privileged childhood on the eve of the Iranian Revolution. Read full book review >

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ARIA by Nassim Assefi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Assefi conveys Jasmine's desolation effectively, and the finale in Iran is somewhat affecting. But genuine emotion is undermined again and again by hokum and histrionics—the novel is as heavy-handed as it is heavy-hearted."
After the accidental death of her five-year-old daughter, a grief-stricken oncologist embarks on a year-long round-the-world spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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ARIA by Susan Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Most everything to do with Eve's emotional state rings poignantly true, but the cardboard characters surrounding her ensures that she won't escape the conventions of melodrama."
Short-story writer Segal's first novel—while an astute study of the internal chaos resulting from a shipwreck survivor's effort to recover from the loss of her entire family—also offers a few less-appealing manipulative turns. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ARIA by Sherrill Milnes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"What could have been Wagnerian in scope ends up instead as the literary equivalent of a Top 40 tune. (50 illustrations)"
Autobiographical fluff for opera aficionados interested in knowing a bit—but not too much—about the life of one of America's popular baritones. Read full book review >

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ARIA OF THE SEA by Dia Calhoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Elegant cover illustration, too. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A gifted teenager agonizes over career choices while learning to separate her desires from those of others in this leisurely ballet-school fantasy from the author of Firegold (1999). Read full book review >

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MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >

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MISHA! by Barbara Aria
Released: March 20, 1989

A straightforward account of Baryshnikov's life and career thus far; but without an insider's eye to lend it a spark or some spice. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF US by Aria Beth Sloss
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Captivating, engrossing, surprising—the autobiography of Rebecca and Alex celebrates the terrible struggle to find one's identity as it elegiacally rues the necessary losses."
What if the greatest love of your life were your best friend? Read full book review >

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GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Fix that, and the developers will have an app worthy of repeat visits. (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9) "
Younger video gamers will feel right at home in this abridged rendition's elaborately animated environment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1992

"Turner does lots of dirty laundry, little of it coming clean- -and he pays no serious attention either to Motown's music or to its role in the history of the American entertainment business. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Turner (All that Glittered, 1990) again turns a nasty eye on Motown's seamy flip side, this time on the chaotic careers of Temptations singers Eddie Kendrick, Dennis Edwards, and the late David Ruffin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1998

"A perfunctory and ambiguous road map for the often heart-wrenching voyage into self-awareness that more and more women are facing."
It's okay not to have children, it's okay to have children, but it's not okay to follow blindly in your mother's footsteps, according to Tobin, a psychotherapist who also debunks the idea that "it's in a woman's nature to want . . . babies." Read full book review >