Search Results: "Avery Corman"


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MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD REMEMBERED by Avery Corman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"In 1988, Corman contributed an essay to the New York Times Magazine on his Bronx neighborhood, which he reprints here. Lively and concise, it contrasts with the bland and fragmented quality of the rest of the memoir."
Corman (The Boyfriend from Hell, 2006, etc.) returns to the place he fictionalized in The Old Neighborhood (1980) in this affectionate recollection of his youth. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND FROM HELL by Avery Corman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"After a few fun/creepy first chapters, the manipulated plot seems forced, obvious and lacking in suspense."
As the title declares, Corman's eighth novel (A Perfect Divorce, 2004, etc.) centers on a young New Yorker's rocky relationship with her new boyfriend, who is either a jerk or Evil Incarnate. Read full book review >

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PRIZED POSSESSIONS by Avery Corman
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Date-rape at an Ivy League college is the hot contemporary topic treated with cool levelheadedness—and laced with suspense—in Corman's absorbing fifth novel (The Old Neighborhood, 50, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BIG HYPE by Avery Corman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"But hype will help."
Entertaining but far from caustic satire on celebrityhood that finds Corman (Prized Possessions, 1991, etc.) having fun with publishing and show biz. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT DIVORCE by Avery Corman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Competent. Bland. If only real life were so nice."
Corman returns to the subject of his bestselling Kramer vs. Kramer (1977) in a feel-good story about the long-term results of divorce. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW by Avery Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fine for devoted paranormal-romance fans but probably not many others. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
She's been alive for 616 years, but now she's in love with a teenage boy. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH TROUBLE by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"More thought provoking than melodramatic or disturbing, this low-key outing should engage readers despite the pat happy ending. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Plotted (though not written) in Dickensian style, this debut thrusts two illegal immigrants out into the streets and conveys them to London where they fall in with a gang of child shoplifters. Read full book review >

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MARIA'S ITALIAN SPRING by Gillian Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Another unusually rich picture of the period—especially for friends of book one and its likable, intelligent heroine. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A reissue of The Italian Spring (NY, 1972), published in Britain in 1964. Read full book review >

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NOT AS WE KNOW IT by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Engagingly, this short, fine effort set in the early 1980s compassionately whispers a message of hope. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Twins Jamie and Ned have always explored their seaside world together, but now Ned is dying of cystic fibrosis, and Jamie has to learn how to forge ahead without him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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A well-wrought memoir that turns simple observations and memories into powerful illustrations of grief and illness.
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A writer recounts the emotions and memories of losing her mother and battling cancer. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN IN AMERICA by Nanette L. Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical novel."
Three generations of a family venture west in this engaging, intricately embroidered 19th-century historical epic by Avery (Jars in a Pioneer Town, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >