Search Results: "Belle Ami"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ONE by Belle Ami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A fast-paced, if somewhat muddled, novel that offers a fine mixture of sex and suspense."
In Ami's debut novel, a beautiful equestrienne finds herself caught between her husband, who wants ownership over her body, and his sister, who's desperate for a child. Read full book review >

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The One and More by Belle Ami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2014

"A steamy story powered by generous helpings of naughty sex and knotty suspense."
The second installment in Ami's erotic suspense saga, the sequel to The One (2014), continues the steamy story of Adelia Lindstrom, a recently divorced equestrienne and mother of 3-year-old twins who is struggling to move forward in life after picking up the pieces of her ended marriage. Read full book review >

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DOG NUMBER 1, DOG NUMBER 10 by Ami Rubinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"Visually, it's got plenty of pizzazz, but other counting books do the job better; this one just doesn't wag its tail. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With scores of counting books available, a new one must be inventive, appealing and stand out from titles by such standbys as Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry. Read full book review >

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HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. Read full book review >

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FOO, THE FLYING FROG OF WASHTUB POND by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Luckily for Foo, this story ends in sweet lessons of friendship and humility, not a fatal burst. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Foo Frog, Sue-Lin Salamander and Mao-Mao Mudpuppy share a special web-footed friendship. Read full book review >

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EARLY BRIGHT by Ami Silber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A middling debut novel, but Silber shows much promise."
In 1948 Los Angeles, a white grifter haunts black jazz clubs and dreams of bebop fame. Read full book review >

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GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A kind and earnest look at a young transgender adolescent's experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sixth-grader Grayson realizes a dream but attracts controversy by taking the role of the female lead in the school play. Read full book review >

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THREADS by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A courageous story filled with hope. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
An urgent message for help and a family picture found in a department-store purse connect two girls, one in China, the other in the United States, and set in motion a life-saving journey. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Released: June 26, 2012

"Very low-key, but rewarding for patient readers."
On the lawless streets of the 19th-century Lower East Side, a 12-year-old girl's choices seem limited to servitude or prostitution. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS COME HOME TO ME by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An additional purchase, but will be enjoyed for its attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chinese twins Mei-Mei and Di-Di raise their two doves to fly freely, but to return home, just as Mama (mother) and Baba (father) expect their children to behave. Read full book review >

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HANNAH IS MY NAME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"1960s, Yang's offering is winner—a spot-on depiction of the immigrant experience in America. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This thoughtful offering is based on Yang's own immigration story, and is told from the perspective of seven-year-old Hannah, who moves with her mother and father from Taiwan to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTH HOUSE by Ami McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"This unclassifiable debut was a bestseller in Canada, helped no doubt by its challenging vision of old-fashioned midwives as feminist pioneers."
Men may be dogs and romance a joke, but for two country midwives in early-20th-century Canada, there's always the joy of "catching" babies. Read full book review >