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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A GIRL, IN PARTS by Jasmine Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"One tough heroine and a clear-eyed author willing to go take her wherever she needs to go, honestly and without compromise."
A winning debut in which growing up happens fast—and all out of order—for one young girl. Read full book review >

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DIRKLUS by Ahsumma Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2008

"Cheeky, tongue-in-cheek mock fantasy not without flaws, but captivates nonetheless."
When their realm is invaded by a tyrant determined to exterminate all magic, apprentice spellcasters/orphans Dirklus and Annah are caught between opposing armies of pirates, dwarves, knights, comically greedy merchants, big-hearted prostitutes and their conflicted feelings for each other. Read full book review >

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MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Earnest and heartfelt. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two teenagers make a suicide pact in this poignant, first-person debut. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF VALHALLA by Jasmine Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The combination of adventure, appealing characters, and high stakes should satisfy middle-grade fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two unlikely preteens battle the gods of Norse mythology to save their world from Ragnarok—chaos and destruction. Read full book review >

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Happy Hour in Paradise by Coral Beach
Released: Nov. 11, 2009

"Through this candid collection of notes and letters, readers will come to know an inspiring couple and the adventures they shared."
The travelogue of a couple's 12-year journey around the world aboard their 60-foot sailboat. Read full book review >

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SWALLOWED BY THE COLD by Jensen Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"The unexpected convergences and dramatic shifts in fortune of Beach's characters make for a measured, quietly powerful experience."
In these linked stories set in Sweden, a host of characters considers their family histories, the flaws of memory, and the looming prospect of their own mortality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2004

"The straight stuff: sobering, eye-opening, and not all that sanguine."
A Texas journalist assembles and dissects the facts surrounding the 1998 death of David "Gypsy" Chain, an activist killed in California's Humboldt County Redwood forest when a logger felled a tree nearby. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Jasmine Christine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A descriptive and dramatic, if somewhat disjointed, tale of infidelity."
An erotic novel of love and religion in the Caribbean. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S DANCER by Jasmine Silvera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A spirited, sexy paranormal romance."
Sparks fly when a mighty sorcerer recruits a dancer to help unravel a supernatural mystery. Read full book review >