Search Results: "Jasmine Beach-Ferrara"


BOOK REVIEW

DAMN LOVE by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"The author's success—she's a minister and LGBT rights advocate—lies in the simplicity of her style and the honesty of her words as she builds each story, one as fine as the next."
Whether she's writing about gay or straight relationships, the dynamics of family ties or friendships, Beach-Ferrara's exploration of the numerous types of love are spot-on in her debut short story collection. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession."
Trace the curved line between love and obsession in this steamy novel. Read full book review >

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JASMINE NIGHTS by Julia Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Historical fiction as personal journeys through love and loss and war's havoc."
As war's red storm rages over England, Dominic Benson and Saba Tarcan confront love, life and death in Gregson's (East of the Sun, 2009, etc.) latest historical fiction. Read full book review >

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BEACH by Elisha Cooper
Kirkus Star
by Elisha Cooper, illustrated by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"As daylight ebbs, the beach empties but leaves behind 'a day to remember when the beach is far away.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another charmer from Cooper, who, with his signature impressionistic, diminutive figures and scenes, delivers a perfect day at the beach, observing people, paraphernalia and nature. Read full book review >

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JASMINE NIGHTS by S.P. Somtow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Still, the novel succeeds as a poignant, piquant portrait of a boy and his world on the threshold of transformation."
A Thai coming-of-age tale mildly spiced with magic realism. Read full book review >

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BLUE JASMINE by Kashmira Sheth
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A realistic emigration story told with empathy and sincerity. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
The comfortable and confident life 12-year-old Seema Trivedi enjoys in her upper-class neighborhood in India is altered by the family's move to an American middle-class suburban community. Read full book review >

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JASMINE TOGUCHI, MOCHI QUEEN by Debbi Michiko Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"New readers thirsty for series fiction will look forward to more stories about Jasmine and her family. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Japanese-American Jasmine Toguchi is tired of having to follow in the footsteps of her older sister, Sophie, who gets to do everything first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF JASMINE by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A little romance, a little mystery, a little exotic travelogue and a lot of screwball comedy add up to a delightful tale."
Feisty, famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke finds adventure and love in the deserts of Damascus as she hunts for her husband, presumed dead for the last five years. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Another solid contribution to the literature of parenting and sibling relationships. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Harris and Emberley spin out the third of their "Growing Up Stories," using an episodic scenario-with-accompanying-commentary format to offer fresh, frank views on what to expect, developmentally speaking, from typical two-year-olds and also twins of that age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASMINE AND MADDIE by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While no new ground is covered in Pakkala's novel, the spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls' growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can two seemingly opposite girls become friends? Read full book review >

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JASMINE AND FIRE by Salma Abdelnour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Recommended for readers of food memoirs and those interested in Lebanon."
A food-focused travel memoir through the streets of Beirut. Read full book review >