Search Results: "Ava Gardner"


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AVA GARDNER by Ava Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Juicy, but it leaves a nasty aftertaste."
Based on the movie star's late-night ramblings, an unvarnished account of her marriages and affairs in golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >

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INTO THE BLACK  by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Distracting alien language and languid first act aside, an improvement on the first outing. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The revelation of Eros' parentage in Beyond the Red (2016) leads to political intrigues and a change in his relationship with Kora. Read full book review >

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Double Wide by Ava Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if uneven, portrait of a young woman whose strength of character conquers a harsh environment."
Caught between the callousness of an absent father and the delusions of a troubled mother, a lonely young girl in the 1980s tries to lay claim to her own identity in Dunne's debut novel. Read full book review >

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EATING WILDLY by Ava Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A delectable feast of the heart."
A professor and journalist's engaging account of how being an urban forager in New York City led her to unexpected personal enlightenment. Read full book review >

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LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tighter hand would have given more balance to an otherwise effective and satisfyingly heartbreaking melodrama. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Confiding in dead geniuses helps a teen process her grief and rage. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Deeply flawed. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Forbidden love blooms on a planet called Safari between its queen and her half-human slave. Read full book review >

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THE RACING HEART by Ava Roosevelt
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Perfect as a light beach read or a pleasant escape on a cold winter night by the fire."
The stakes are high for a young supermodel as she tries to foil a terrorist plot in this high-speed, passionate romance novel. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN NOVEMBER by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Thoughtful and fun, if somewhat baffling; a novel of surprising tension and tenderness."
An unlikely kinship develops in this strange Icelandic road trip novel. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW BIKER by Mary Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fast-paced and fun, but rambles too much for its own good."
Biker rides, deals drugs, goes to Vegas, repeats. Read full book review >

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PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A luscious melodrama, rich in sensuous detail from horrific to sublime, with an iridescent overlay of magic. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The thrilling conclusion to the tale begun in The Red Necklace (2008) plunges readers back into the filthy and terrifying streets of Paris in 1794, when a single word can betray one to death by guillotine and no one can be trusted. Read full book review >

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I, CORIANDER by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Deft and dulcet language, a cast of supporters not the least of whom is Coriander's loving stepsister Hester, and the tie to a grim historical season will hold readers fast. (historical background) (Historical fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
Coriander is nine when her story begins (15 when it closes), living by London Bridge on the Thames during Cromwell's time. Read full book review >