Search Results: "Jayne Amelia Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Sharp-eyed and humane."
The engaging memoir of a struggling Hollywood actress/producer's experiences working as the chauffeur for the women of the Saudi royal family. Read full book review >

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THE BROKENHEARTED by Amelia Kahaney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A ripping if unsubtle page-turner. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In a futuristic society solidly divided into the haves and have-nots, a ballerina from a wealthy family finds romance, danger and deception when she crosses class lines. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE IN MY BED by Amelia Grey
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"It also takes a few unnecessary sideways steps, like Bray's trip into the remote countryside to visit a grieving friend, but overall, it's an entertaining read, and the characters are lively and interesting."
A wild young lord is maneuvered into making a vow to marry the sister of a dying comrade, but the lady refuses to cooperate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2008

"Intriguing and moving, though disappointingly incomplete."
British journalist Thomas debuts with a fraught portrait of the Municipal Zoo of Qalqilya, the last surviving zoo in Palestine. Read full book review >

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GUTSHOT by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"The best of Gray's stories find that balance between devastation and humor and navigate an uneasy territory with agility; in this book, there are many that reach that mark."
The minute details of life are memorably rendered in surreal and sometimes grotesque ways. Read full book review >

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ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
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If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE EARL by Amelia Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fun and absorbing read."
An earl shuns society after his wife dies in childbirth, but guardianship of his young cousin forces him to leave his isolated hideaway and re-enter the London social whirl. Read full book review >

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THREATS by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"The book falters toward the end, as Gray tries to balance the oddness of her milieu with a sense of closure, making for a conclusion that doesn't feel ambiguous so much as unfinished. Still, a striking debut novel from a writer eager to shake domestic fiction out of its comfort zone."
A man struggles to deal with the death of his wife and the odd messages that appear in her wake. Read full book review >

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BON APPÉTEMPT by Amelia Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Whether Morris is deconstructing her failed attempts at finding satisfying work, struggling with rocky family relationships or experiencing a culinary failure, she adroitly blends the ingredients of humor and self-reflection."
A refreshing take on growing up and coming to terms with the joys and travails of family, career and navigating the kitchen. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE by Amelia Kahaney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers unfamiliar with the series will quickly track down the first volume, while the rest will be hounding Kahaney for the next one. (Sciencefiction. 13 & up)"
Anthem Fleet, the ballerina-turned-superhero, is back in this sequel, performing fewer pliés and more kickbox moves. Read full book review >