Search Results: "Blossom Kan"


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CHINA DOLLS by Michelle Yu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Less a novel than an exercise in niche marketing."
Two debut novelists depict work and romance as experienced by three young Asian-American women. Read full book review >

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BLOSSOM by Christopher Lentz
ROMANCE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BLOSSOM by Isabel Chloe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A fast-paced, tangled mystery with an eerie sci-fi twist."
Crime drama meets sci-fi mayhem in Chloe's (No Last Tattoo, 2013, etc.) haunting alien thriller. Read full book review >

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AWESOME BLOSSOM by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A solid, if not outstanding, entry in the Flower Power series. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Secrets rock the flower friends in the fourth entry in Myracle's Flower Power series (Oopsy Daisy, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHERRY BLOSSOM BASEBALL by Jennifer Maruno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A gentle story about seeking a place while taking your best shot. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
During World War II, Michiko experiences racial prejudice and the challenges of being a pitcher on a boys' team in this third novel from the Cherry Blossom series. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL by Betsy Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2005

"Odd mix of styles and themes, but nonetheless an endearing portrait of a place and time."
From journalist/memoirist Carter (Nothing to Fall Back On, 2002), a sweet debut novel about a young widow and her daughter who move to Florida in 1958, searching for warm weather and a new life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 1994

"Despite its structural and stylistic flaws, this book provides a pleasant rustic excursion, complete with recipes to tease your taste buds."
Some city folk find that country life is not without its share of troubles, just as Murphey's account—though infused with considerable charm—also has some problems. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A highly readable journey of one man's renewed lease on life."
Debut memoir of a man's discovery of spiritual rejuvenation while hiking Bhutan's daunting Snowman Trek. Read full book review >

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THE PEA BLOSSOM by Amy Lowry Poole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"First class. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poole gives her retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story of five peas in a pod an Eastern flavor by setting it in "a small garden near the great city of Beijing." Read full book review >

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BLOSSOM STREET BRIDES by Debbie Macomber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Fans will happily return to the warm, welcoming sanctuary of Macomber's Blossom Street, catching up with old friends from past Blossom Street books and meeting new ones being welcomed into the fold."
Spring is in the air on Blossom Street, and the baby-blanket window display at A Good Yarn might just change a few lives in bright, unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Tragedy and hope collide in this promising middle-grade debut. (afterword, bibliography, glossary, statistics about Hiroshima) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Japanese native Yuriko Ishikawa lives in Hiroshima with Papa, Aunt Kimiko, and annoying cousin Genji during the turmoil of World War II in Burkinshaw's historical novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2006

"A polished account that segues elegantly from a personal saga to a larger cultural history."
Two British journalists chronicle an affecting, bittersweet romance that began during the Russo-Japanese War. Read full book review >