Search Results: "Ashley Little"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW NORMAL by Ashley Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Readers who tough it out with her on the journey will be rewarded by the destination. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A low-key portrait of grief and endurance. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A GIRL GANG by Ashley Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Both gripping and moving, for those who can stomach the violence. (Fiction. 15-18)"
In a bleak tale, simply and eloquently told, five girls form a Vancouver street gang. Read full book review >

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NIAGARA MOTEL by Ashley Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A very readable if dismal roadside adventure that could have some appeal for Gen X readers or youngsters exploring a pre-digital era."
A Canadian preteen with a deeply unreliable mother hits the road with a fellow runaway amid the chaos of Rodney King-era America. Read full book review >

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SEVEN IMPOSSIBLY GOOD BITS OF BOOK NEWS
by Julie Danielson

Is the news getting you down? Are you experiencing a bit of a summer slump? (Here in the South anyway we are halfway done with summer break.) Or just ennui in general? I’ll be the first to raise my hand and answer my own questions: yes to all of the above!

When this happens, I like to think about the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW AND TWIG by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Emotionally absorbing, with a somewhat convenient ending, but satisfying all the same. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A sad and unfortunate situation of child abandonment and abuse is turned around in a consuming story that offers realism, hope, and psychological fortitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An entertaining and enlightening book from a brainy, foul-mouthed and very funny tour guide."
A multiethnic cross-country trip with a smart and saucy pedant at the wheel. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"This is breezy reading: nothing too deep or disturbing, and stronger on style than plot."
Agatha Christie meets Kim Kardashian in this sharp-edged, tart-tongued, escapist thriller. Read full book review >

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STEEL TOES by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2001

"You shouldn't like this stuff, but it's such a rush."
A young life of spectacular crime and drugs nearly leads to a life of writing—but merciful fate and powerful addictions intervene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD HAIR by Benilde Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1996

"Little's thematic reach exceeds her literary grasp by a mile, and her novel—part personal journalism, part sociological tract, part shopping guide for the socially mobile—intrigues but doesn't fulfill."
Former Essence magazine arts-and-entertainment editor Little offers an uneven first novel about a contemporary African-American relationship set among elite black professional circles in New York. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The stages of addiction have seldom been so vividly drawn. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
A gutsy, fresh, and fierce drug novel, something like walking over broken glass barefoot, by first-novelist and former addict Little. Read full book review >

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BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A purrrfect mix of slapstick, deadpan and catpan. (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Space cat Lt. Binky has been tapped for a new assignment: recruit trainer! Read full book review >

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BINKY UNDER PRESSURE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14)"
Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >