Search Results: "Kevin Avery"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"There are better books on Eastwood, from a more recent perspective, but these fan's notes reflect extraordinary access and frequent illumination."
This collection of previously unpublished, exhaustive interviews from three decades ago has a conversational intimacy that reveals as much about the journalist as they do about an actor-director he obviously worships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Reading Bruce Springsteen description of Nelson's 'fan's enthusiasm…tempered by the incredible intelligence' recalls an era when the rock critic, and rock criticism, really mattered."
A Paul Nelson (1936-2006) acolyte delivers a labor-of-love exhumation of the pioneering rock critic's legacy. Read full book review >

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A MILLION MILES AWAY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though it reaches for emotional moments, the novel isn't especially memorable. (Romance. 14-18)"
Kelsey begins impersonating her deceased identical twin sister, Michelle, in a misguided attempt to protect Michelle's boyfriend, who has recently been deployed overseas, but her lies lead to heartache when she finds herself falling for Peter. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLOAD by Avery Caswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An uneven but frequently affecting collection."
A charming collection of short stories populated by an array of characters of various ages and backgrounds, making wildly different mistakes. Read full book review >

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WINGTIPS by Avery Chenoweth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1999

"Still, a good start."
A debut collection of linked stories that provides a comprehensive history of a troubled American family. Read full book review >

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MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD REMEMBERED by Avery Corman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"In 1988, Corman contributed an essay to the New York Times Magazine on his Bronx neighborhood, which he reprints here. Lively and concise, it contrasts with the bland and fragmented quality of the rest of the memoir."
Corman (The Boyfriend from Hell, 2006, etc.) returns to the place he fictionalized in The Old Neighborhood (1980) in this affectionate recollection of his youth. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW by Avery Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Fine for devoted paranormal-romance fans but probably not many others. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
She's been alive for 616 years, but now she's in love with a teenage boy. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH TROUBLE by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"More thought provoking than melodramatic or disturbing, this low-key outing should engage readers despite the pat happy ending. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Plotted (though not written) in Dickensian style, this debut thrusts two illegal immigrants out into the streets and conveys them to London where they fall in with a gang of child shoplifters. Read full book review >

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MARIA'S ITALIAN SPRING by Gillian Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Another unusually rich picture of the period—especially for friends of book one and its likable, intelligent heroine. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A reissue of The Italian Spring (NY, 1972), published in Britain in 1964. Read full book review >

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NOT AS WE KNOW IT by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Engagingly, this short, fine effort set in the early 1980s compassionately whispers a message of hope. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Twins Jamie and Ned have always explored their seaside world together, but now Ned is dying of cystic fibrosis, and Jamie has to learn how to forge ahead without him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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A well-wrought memoir that turns simple observations and memories into powerful illustrations of grief and illness.
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A writer recounts the emotions and memories of losing her mother and battling cancer. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S SHADOW by Tom Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Save this disquieting tale for sophisticated readers who have a high tolerance for both ambiguity and distress. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gritty middle-grade story about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >