Search Results: "Michelle Tea"


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HOW TO GROW UP by Michelle Tea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engaging and often darkly funny memoir. Life begins at 40 for the author, who got a late start on adulthood and had a wild time getting there."
A memoir about how sobriety helped a recovering alcoholic belatedly become an adult. Read full book review >

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GIRL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Michelle Tea
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Much less grim than the series opener, with plenty of mermaid appeal for readers happy with lyrical but overlong musings. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
This second installment in the Chelsea Trilogy takes its 13-year-old heroine on a journey from urban blight through deep-sea magic. Read full book review >

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COAL TO DIAMONDS by Beth Ditto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A frank, forthright memoir that provides a new perspective on a familiar theme."
A memoir from the lead singer of the band Gossip, chronicling her upbringing in rural Arkansas. Read full book review >

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MERMAID IN CHELSEA CREEK by Michelle Tea
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"The ornate literary style and grim themes make this read more like a story about adolescence for adults than one aimed at actual teens. (Magical realism. 12 & up)"
An avant-garde author's fantasy debut is exquisitely written but draining in its unrelenting ugliness. Read full book review >

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ROSE OF NO MAN’S LAND by Michelle Tea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"The novel shines with a kind of beatnik deference to drugs and lust and dangerous youth."
San Francisco hipster-girl Tea pens a novel of teenage angst. Read full book review >

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BLACK WAVE by Michelle Tea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A biting, sagacious, and delightfully dark metaliterary novel about finding your way in a world on fire."
Churning through lovers, baggies, and bottles, writer Michelle Leduski runs for LA with the end of the world on her heels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"If 300-plus pages of beautiful boys, speed freaks in the Castro, girlie-girl orgies, and Allen Ginsberg's dancing boyfriend sounds like your kind of ride, then get on—but expect some bumps."
"Sex, Drugs and Kink in the Bay Area": an alternate title for this largely unexceptional anthology. Read full book review >

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SHE WANTS REVENGE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Cover Story: Picture to Burn
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Worlds Colliding
Bonus Factors:
 Cannibals, Prostheses
Relationship Status: Dating Outside of Comfort Zone—and Succeeding

 

Cover Story: Picture to Burn

The typeface is swanky, the tagline is all kinds of great, and the blood splatter ...


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MS. SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Laurie Muchnick

It’s funny how similar books come in clumps—one month there will be five novels with “girl” in the title, or everything will be coming up Paris. This early autumn sees three mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes (though, admittedly, almost every season sees mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes), all with a feminist spin. The House at Baker Street, by Michelle Birkby ...


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WILD THINGS
by Julie Danielson

Because children possess an inner wildness, children’s literature is full of wild creatures of all sorts and stripes. Two brand-new picture books on shelves, all about wildness, serve as the yin and yang of one another – one story about a tame creature finding wildness; another about a wild creature seeking security.

Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, illustrated by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GRAVEL QUEEN by Tea Benduhn
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Its very scarcity makes this noteworthy debut even more valuable. (Fiction. YA)"
The summer before their junior year finds Aurin lolling in the park eyeballing the more active Frisbee players. Read full book review >