Search Results: "B.A. Shapiro"


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THE ART FORGER by B.A. Shapiro
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Despite a shaky premise, this is convincingly researched, engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment."
A cleverly plotted art-world thriller/romance with a murky moral core. Read full book review >

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THE MURALIST by B.A. Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Eleanor Roosevelt's deep, end-of-life regret that the United States barred thousands of Europe's Jewish refugees adds poignant color to this story, but Shapiro tries too hard to make her fiction into moral instruction."
A political artist disappears and, 70 years later, her great-niece determines to find out why. Read full book review >

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YOUR FRIEND IN FASHION, ABBY SHAPIRO by Amy Axelrod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Funny, lively, sensitive—a real winner. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1959, a spunky 12-year-old decides to make some money to buy a Barbie doll by writing to her Senator's beautiful wife, Jackie Kennedy, in this truly funny debut novel. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, FRIENDS by B.A. Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"Two of these have been published in small literary magazines; the whole, however, is finally disappointing and merely competent- -neither original nor surprising enough to be quite ready for prime time."
The best of these 11 stories about contemporary women involve adolescent rebellion and resentment over the disposition of a will. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKDOWN by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Paranoid and claustrophobic but tries too many tricks for its own good."
A murder committed on a rainy night on a spooky backwoods road opens Paris' (Behind Closed Doors, 2016) second thriller. Read full book review >

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An at times tense debut with a clever heroine caught in an overladen plot."
Behind the facade of a perfect English marriage, a woman is held prisoner by her dashing husband. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An intriguing premise navigated by an affable heroine."
In this trilogy opener, Blackwood pulls readers into the world of fallen angels through the eyes of Ariel, a spunky college freshman. Read full book review >

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STICKLEBACKS AND SNOW GLOBES by B.A. Goodjohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A cozy, richly written delight."
In this magical debut, working-class British council-estate life becomes a sort of quotidian wonderland starring children clever and strange and very real. Read full book review >

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Nevada by B.A. Mealer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Before winding down, an ambiguous plot gives the story its nail-biting tension."
In Mealer's debut thriller, a woman's past relationship puts her in danger when dubious types target her to extract information they're sure she has. Read full book review >

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OBJECT OF VIRTUE by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Earnest exposition, didactic dialogue, preposterous plot: a dull debut."
Nicholson, a former specialist in Russian art at Christies, tries his hand at fiction but doesn't stray too far from his area of expertise. Read full book review >

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OOKO by Esmé Shapiro
by Esmé Shapiro, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Playful, joyous, and hip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ooko, a fox looking for a friend, finds one—and also makes some self-discoveries along the way. Read full book review >