Search Results: "Beth Ann Bauman"


BOOK REVIEW

JERSEY ANGEL by Beth Ann Bauman
Released: May 8, 2012

"Aided by a strong evocation of the tourist-driven rhythms of life on the Central Jersey Shore and a satisfyingly complicated, modern protagonist, this quick read will please readers looking for both nuance and heat in their beach books. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Six months in the life of a proudly sex-positive 17-year-old from the Jersey Shore (but definitely not Jersey Shore). Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND SKATE by Beth Ann Bauman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"The novel expertly captures the ever-hopeful ache of adolescents longing for love, stability and certainty. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Rosie and Skate are motherless sisters in a New Jersey shore town. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Beth Ann Bauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2003

"Promising vision and a powerful start."
Eight debut tales that have emerged from a wacky modern world. Read full book review >

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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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HEATING & COOLING by Beth Ann Fennelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A sleek, delightful collection."
A poet and fiction writer delivers 52 "micro-memoirs"—some just one sentence, some a couple of pages—that offer insight into her life, the lives of loved ones, and the overall human condition. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BENEATH YOU by Christian Bauman
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A fresh, straightforward debut that strikes just the right balance between action and recollection."
A well-done land-and-waterborne version of Black Hawk Down, this about a young soldier's experience of the mission to Somalia and his painful readjustment to civilian life afterwards. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRADE STINKS! by Mary Ann Rodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"For young readers approaching this or any other significant transition with trepidation, Rodman's humorous tale serves as a gentle reminder to search for the silver lining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rodman's witty take on the harsh realities of first grade, as perceived by those in the trenches, will tickle readers' funny bones. Read full book review >

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THE TILTED WORLD by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Originally conceived as a short story, the book shows signs of attenuation in its expansion to novel length."
The world that's tilting refers to the Mississippi Delta in April 1927, site of one of the greatest natural catastrophes in American history. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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AND THE WORD WAS by Bruce Bauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A moving setup is followed by lugubrious musings and digressions, achieving the remarkable feat of making India dull."
With contemporary India as backdrop, this debut tale of grief and recovery follows the quest of an American doctor to rediscover meaning after the violent death of his son. Read full book review >