Search Results: "Gayle Forman"


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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An overlong coming-of-age novel that takes forever to get going but soars at the finish. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
At the end of a European tour for teens the summer before college, a rules-following, 18-year-old girl impulsively travels to Paris with a handsome Shakespearean actor, a one-day adventure that becomes the catalyst for big changes in the way she sees herself and her place in the world. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman
Released: April 1, 2011

In this compelling sequel to If I Stay (2009), Forman fast forwards three years in the lives of Mia and Adam, two budding musicians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A mixed bag, then, of some interest to armchair travelers, if not to Weird Girls everywhere."
Travels in search of the merely exotic. Read full book review >

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LEAVE ME by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An appealing fairy tale for the exhausted and underappreciated."
What if an overworked mother simply walked away? Could she find herself yet keep her abandoned family? Read full book review >

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SISTERS IN SANITY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Think Girl, Interrupted meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Punked out, pierced, tattooed and attitudinal, Brit Hemphill is an average teen, basking in her own rebellion and arrogance. Read full book review >

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IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Forman excels at inserting tiny but powerful details throughout, including the realistic sounds, smells and vocabulary of a hospital, which will draw readers into this masterful text and undoubtedly tug at even the toughest of heartstrings. (Fiction. YA)"
When snow cancels school, Mia and her family pile into their beat-up station wagon for a drive. Read full book review >

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THIS LOVELY LIFE by Vicki Forman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2009

"A searing tale of heartache and impressive depth of character."
The harrowing experience of a woman whose twins were born at 23 weeks. Read full book review >

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LOCKING UP OUR OWN by James Forman Jr.
Released: April 18, 2017

"Certain to stir debate, this book offers an important new perspective on the ongoing proliferation of America's 'punishment binge.'"
A sharp analysis of how African-Americans, due to "profound levels of pain, fear, and anger" over crime and violence in their neighborhoods, have helped shape U.S. policies leading to mass incarceration. Read full book review >

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COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough story about a moment in history rarely captured in literature, this book doesn't rise above the ordinary. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Cuban missile crisis disrupts a Chicago girl's life. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. Read full book review >

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IDYLL FEARS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hobbled only by a monotonously terse style, Gayle's follow-up to Idyll Threats (2015) is believable in both characterization and the ebb and flow of police detection."
A kidnapped boy disrupts a small Connecticut town's holiday season. Read full book review >