Search Results: "Jessica Angelina Birch"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2012

"An honest, heartfelt memoir about coming out and transitioning."
Birch's candid new memoir recalls her punishing adolescent boyhood and the difficult pursuit of self-realization. Read full book review >

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SISTERLY HISTORY
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Tales of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

Cover Story:  Who Run the World?

The Best: “El Destinos” by Leslye Walton and “Bonnie and Clyde” by Saundra Mitchell

The Worst Not My Favorite Genre: “High Stakes” by Andrea Cremer

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The Average Girl by Angelina Goode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"An adorably sweet Tinseltown romance, perfect for a day at the LA beach."
Lighthearted fiction about a woman who gets paid to help regular people meet famous people in seemingly chance encounters. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETHEART by Angelina Mirabella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A powerful tale of a person's capacity for reinvention, without the fakery."
Debut novelist Mirabella delivers a powerful blow with her coming-of-age story set in the world of women's professional wrestling in 1953. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL by Carol Birch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Rich material. Wan execution."
What does it mean to be human? Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING by Carol Birch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A fine debut."
Familiar passions on display in Merrie old England—but described with all the sharp edges of a modern sensibility—in this first US appearance for agreeable British writer Birch. Read full book review >

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THE METAPHOR DECEPTION by Birch Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A story and protagonist shrouded in mystery run through with suspense and espionage."
In Adams' debut techno-thriller, a cunning mathematical genius in Baltimore has to prove he's not a mole working for North Korea by exposing the real one. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A PIANO BENCH by Ruthi Postow Birch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"Warmly nostalgic yet highly relevant as a primer on building a firm and becoming a smart leader."
A debut author offers a business book disguised as a memoir. Read full book review >

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ROLL WITH IT by Matt Sakakeeny
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"An occasionally dry but competently told tale of a celebrated musical tradition whose story is rarely told."
A scholarly account of the rites, rituals and traditions of the famed brass bands of New Orleans. Read full book review >

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Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rousing and romantic; a fast-paced dystopian sequel with a distinctive heroine."
In this thriller, a genetically modified girl known as a pet realizes that she and others like her won't truly be free until they topple the company that created them. Read full book review >

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JAMRACH'S MENAGERIE by Carol Birch
Released: June 14, 2011

"Jaffy's experience could well move the reader as profoundly as it changed the narrator."
A magical, literary novel puts a surreal spin on a coming-of-age seafaring saga. Read full book review >