Search Results: "Emily Perkins"


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LEAVE BEFORE YOU GO by Emily Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2000

"Young people lacking ambition, confused about relationships and searching for the meaning of life: what else is new?"
If the world needs another Bret Easton Ellis, New Zealand author Perkins could be a contender. Her debut novel, populated with disgruntled twentysomethings like those in her story collection, Not Her Real Name (not reviewed), promises sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, but after an exciting start delivers mostly ennui. Read full book review >

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NOVEL ABOUT MY WIFE by Emily Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not perfect, but pungently observed, suspenseful and often funny."
The fourth book of fiction by Perkins (Leave Before You Go, 2000, etc.) is a smart, scary combination of neo-Gothic and comedy of manners, set in contemporary London. Read full book review >

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THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Perkins writes with soft beauty and brings out both the serenity and the strains of growing up, growing old and facing the lives we've made."
A novel that highlights the triumphs and vicissitudes of the Forrest family, primarily Dorothy, who both lives her life and tries to make sense of it. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Only for fans who want to know what happens next. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, Sparrow and her country cousin Miranda make themselves at home in the White House, enjoying movies in the private theatre and trying out the bowling alley in this second installment of the First Daughter series. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

Well-educated American boys from privileged families have abundant options for college and career. Read full book review >

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FIFTY WRITERS ON <i>FIFTY SHADES OF GREY</i> by Lori Perkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Gimmicks aside, the essays are mostly informative and intelligent."
A collection of essays from a variety of perspectives on the best-selling erotic romance series. Read full book review >

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THE RED JACKET by Jim Perkins
Released: Nov. 20, 2011

"An enjoyably insightful story that gives readers a glimpse into the heart and mind of a young man on his way to making life-changing decisions."
Francis Albert Forsythe, teenager and aspiring professional baseball player, experiences a series of near-death events and discovers that God may have different plans for his future in Perkins' debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1996

"Perkins's 46 years have been a long, hard haul, but the guy's an artful survivor, unafraid to face the demons."
A fragile, dolorous triptych of derangement, exploration, and loss from the Arctic-rambling filmmaker Perkins (Into the Great Solitude, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >