Search Results: "Ashley English"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Excellent for those looking to take a slight step off the grid."
Somewhat dry but easy-to-follow guide to the mysterious world of homemade dairy products. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >

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PRINCESS ASHLEY by Richard Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1987

"Another winner."
Here, Chelsea narrates the events in her sophomore and junior years, when she modeled herself on Ashley—lovely, rich, and apparently self-possessed. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH by Wang Gang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2009

"A loner comes of age in a telling, appreciably non-Western narrative enriched by politics and poetry."
In a remote corner of China, the Cultural Revolution becomes a human drama, observed and acted out by a boy increasingly obsessed with sex and language. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 2014

"A stunning work of creative genius sure to captivate the young and lend pure delight to beachcombers of any age. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A riveting collection of puppets made from found objects at the seashore. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF ASHLEY JUERGENS by Ashley Juergens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"There's enough standard-issue teen and domestic drama here to keep fans of such fare reading, but devotees of the show may be disappointed at the lack of significant new content, either in the narrative itself or in the e-book's media features. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Ghostwritten for a fictional 13-year-old character on the ABC Family network show Secret Life of the American Teenager, this September-to-August journal recaps the first season and part of the second—from 15-year-old sister Amy's revelation that she's pregnant through her parents' divorce and the news that her mother herself is expecting. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ENGLISH by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Instead of burrowing as deeply into the Amish community as Branden's slow-moving debut did (Blood of the Prodigal, 1999), Gaus expertly works the frontier between the peaceful Amish and 'the English' who surround them, with bracing and welcome results."
You'd think Jesse Sands had been responsible for enough deviltry when, on his release from the New Jersey State Prison after serving every day of a 25-year sentence for rape and assault, he shot Janet Hawkins to death when she discovered him hiding in the house she shared with her father. Read full book review >

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HOW ENGLISH BECAME ENGLISH by Simon Horobin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2016

"A happy mixture of scholarship, clear writing, and humor."
A linguistics scholar glances at the history of the English language and takes on some contentious contemporary issues—from "fewer" and "less" to the relationship between language and social status. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH, AUGUST by Upamanyu Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2006

"Excellent stuff. Let's have Chatterjee's other novels, please."
A slacker seeks career success and sexual fulfillment in Chatterjee's 1988 first novel, since proclaimed a contemporary Indian classic. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH PASSENGERS by Matthew Kneale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2000

"Despite minor echoes of Great Expectations and Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith: an original, impressively knowledgeable, and very moving historical novel."
A richly satisfying debut, comparable in many ways to Andrea Barrett's The Voyage of the Narwhal, that uses nearly 20 carefully distinguished voices to tell the convoluted story of a 19th-century expedition to Tasmania and a stalemated conflict between "civilization" and "savagery." Read full book review >

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DELIVERING ENGLISH by Kevin Gaylord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"Brisk and exciting; delivers enough teenage camaraderie and dramatic tension to grab the attention of YA readers."
In Gaylord's debut novel, a teenager locked up in a snake pit of an insane asylum plans a daring escape with fellow inmates. Read full book review >