Search Results: "Avery Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MY BROTHER'S SHADOW by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Save this disquieting tale for sophisticated readers who have a high tolerance for both ambiguity and distress. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gritty middle-grade story about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Still, readers who enjoy a dampened-Kleenex conclusion will probably beg for more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After 17-year-old Bryce strikes her head on a diving platform during a competition, she awakens from a coma five years later to a vastly changed world. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara  Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"Indelible. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school valedictorian with big plans to flee her small town gets a degenerative genetic disease. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"A fine blend of history and adventure."
A British explorer follows the path to True North and runs into a still-raging polar controversy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"There are better books on Eastwood, from a more recent perspective, but these fan's notes reflect extraordinary access and frequent illumination."
This collection of previously unpublished, exhaustive interviews from three decades ago has a conversational intimacy that reveals as much about the journalist as they do about an actor-director he obviously worships. Read full book review >

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THE TEAHOUSE FIRE by Ellis Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A confident, original but slightly wearying debut."
Japan welcomes the West in this historical tale from a first-time novelist. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NUDE by Ellis Avery
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Steeped in largely feminine/lesbian sensuality and peopled by famous and cultural figures of pre-World War II Europe, the novel is a dark, sexy romp, although it ends in a disappointing whimper."
Avery (The Teahouse Fire, 2006, etc.) is right in step with the current publishing trend toward romantic yet literary historical fiction with this imagined romance between the cubist/art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka and the model Rafaela, who appears in six of her paintings. 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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A MILLION MILES AWAY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though it reaches for emotional moments, the novel isn't especially memorable. (Romance. 14-18)"
Kelsey begins impersonating her deceased identical twin sister, Michelle, in a misguided attempt to protect Michelle's boyfriend, who has recently been deployed overseas, but her lies lead to heartache when she finds herself falling for Peter. Read full book review >