Search Results: "Lara Avery"


BOOK REVIEW

LARA by Anna Pasternak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of a woman who saw her lover in the same 'heroic light' as he saw himself."
A British journalist investigates her great-uncle's love affair. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara  Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"Indelible. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school valedictorian with big plans to flee her small town gets a degenerative genetic disease. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Still, readers who enjoy a dampened-Kleenex conclusion will probably beg for more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After 17-year-old Bryce strikes her head on a diving platform during a competition, she awakens from a coma five years later to a vastly changed world. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING LARA by Lola Jaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An earnest but often clichéd and sentimental coming-of-age story."
An adopted child turns 30 and confronts her African origins. Read full book review >

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CONVICTING AVERY by Michael D. Cicchini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Will engage fans of the series and readers who wonder if prosecutors really do cut corners in their campaigns against serious criminals."
Rebuttal of the case against Steven Avery, from a defense attorney who sees larger patterns of malfeasance in Wisconsin justice. Read full book review >

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LARGER-THAN-LIFE LARA by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Laney's portrayal is nicely subtle, but Lara's unflinching martyrdom is awkward for realism (and is another harmful example of fat character as victim). (Fiction. 9-11)"
A likable fourth-grader writes a book (this one) about a cryptic and crucified fellow classmate. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >