Search Results: "Megan Abbott"


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THE FEVER by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Nothing should be taken at face value in this jealousy- and hormone-soaked world except that Abbott is certainly our very best guide."
The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's (Dare Me, 2012, etc.) stunning seventh novel. Read full book review >

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QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"Abbott (The Song is You, 2007, etc.) produces another stunning hardboiled heroine."
A young woman's brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss. Read full book review >

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DARE ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"Compelling, claustrophobic and slightly creepy in a can't-put-it-down way."
Following the direction taken by her last novel (The End of Everything, 2011, etc.), Edgar winner Abbott again delivers an unsettling look at the inner life of adolescent girls in the guise of a crime story. Read full book review >

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THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2011

"A tangled tale that is more provocative than illuminating."
Edgar Award-winning crime writer Abbott's sixth novel (Bury Me Deep, 2009, etc.) is a change of pace: a delicate skein of fantasies and obsessions, shared by two adolescent girls and shadowed by an abduction. Read full book review >

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THE SONG IS YOU by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"With abundant style and a tight, convincing story, Abbott provides a retro thrill ride that transcends its dated roots."
A chilling second novel from Edgar-nominated Abbott (Die a Little, 2005) spins the conventions of noir crime fiction into something fierce, fast and fresh. Read full book review >

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BURY ME DEEP by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Abbott takes readers on a wild thrill ride with an utterly believable and strangely sympathetic heroine."
A neglected young wife falls hard and fast in this hard-boiled Jazz Age crime novel. Read full book review >

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DIE A LITTLE by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"In these tasty noir stylings, you can almost smell the smoke and hear the clinking of ice cubes."
A schoolteacher gets jumpy when her brother falls for sizzling hot dame. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense."
Abbott's latest thriller (The Fever, 2014, etc.) is about everyday lives changed forever by an exceptional individual—in this case an Olympic gymnastics hopeful. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2006

"A fine companion to Elizabeth Partridge's Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange (1998) and Susan Goldman Rubin's Margaret Bourke-White (1999). (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Berenice Abbott was a "fierce champion of photographic realism." Read full book review >

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BERENICE ABBOTT: CHANGING NEW YORK by Bonnie Yochelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"An elegant, eminently browsable record of Manhattan's cityscapes, including many now entirely vanished."
In 1935 Abbott (18981991), already an experienced documentary photographer, set out with a bulky view camera to capture Manhattan's streets and building facades, to provide a thorough record of how the city looked at one point in time. Read full book review >

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HOT DAY ON ABBOTT AVENUE by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2004

"So good!' (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a hot day—it's also a "best-friend-breakup day." Read full book review >

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MEGAN MEADE’S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS by Kate Brian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, fans of books like Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in 7 Days (p. 117) will enjoy the escapism—if they can overlook the rather formulaic characterization. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old army brat Megan is sent to live with the McGowans when her parents are transferred overseas. Read full book review >