Search Results: "Samantha Irby"


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MEATY by Samantha Irby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Irby's vocabulary is akin to that used in late-night comedy clubs. Those faint of heart beware. If you are ready for strong, sarcastic language paired with attitude-laced humor, strap in and get ready for a roller-coaster ride to remember."
A raunchy, funny and vivid collection of essays chronicling intimate acts and everyday life as perceived by Chicago blogger and performer Irby. Read full book review >

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WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE. by Samantha Irby
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"Personal embarrassment provides plenty of material for in-print or online entertainment."
A blogger (Bitches Gotta Eat) has to laugh to keep from crying—or maybe killing somebody—in this collection of essays from the black, full-figured female perspective. Read full book review >

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THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER AND FRIENDS by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Any small irritations will not bother the intended audience—very young children who need a sturdy collection of nursery rhymes that can be handled and read again and again. (Board book. 2-4)"
A first introduction to some of the best-known nursery rhymes, some shortened to fit the format. Read full book review >

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A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sweet romance that takes its time to court the reader: classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars."
An artist and an astronomer are brought together through admiration of the night sky's beauty. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A FRENCH FAMILY by Samantha Vérant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"Those looking for a breezy read about a transplanted American in France may be satisfied, but the book dwells more on Vérant's personal life than on observations of the world around her."
A determinedly positive memoir about starting life over as mother to a family in southwestern France. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF AMERICA by Samantha Gillison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Brooding, lyrical, and thoughtful, though the narrative, like Stephen himself, seems slightly distanced from the events it describes so eloquently."
The author of The Undiscovered Country (1998) delicately portrays an alienated scion of America's wealthiest family searching for spiritual solace in the earth's wildest places. Read full book review >

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THE UP AND UP by Lee Irby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"A smart Jazz Age treat that swings."
The '20s roar in this crime-caper-meets-historical novel, an homage to the Sunshine State in its halcyon flush—flappers colliding with pink flamingos and gangsters stalking West Palm Beach. Read full book review >

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UNRELIABLE by Lee Irby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Will Eddie make it to the wedding? Will he ever find love again? Is he really a killer? Unfortunately, by the time readers reach the overwrought conclusion, they may not care."
A downtrodden professor returns home for his mother's wedding. Mayhem ensues. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S SPYMASTER by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The absorbing subject matter will carry readers past design hiccups. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A Scottish immigrant who came to America on the run from the law established the agency that stopped an early plot against Abraham Lincoln and became the best known detective of his era. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS IN THE FOG by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An enlightening account full of compelling stories of survival and perseverance. Pair this with Karen Hesse's fictional account, Aleutian Sparrow (2003). (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A little-known story from World War II shows the unique role played by a small group of military personal and native civilians in a remote region of the county. Read full book review >

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THE STEPMOTHERS’ SUPPORT GROUP by Samantha Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Although Baker gives lip service to the needs of children and birth parents, her sympathies clearly lie with her self-absorbed stepmothers."
The title gives readers a clear idea what they'll find in British magazine editor Baker's first novel—chick-lit romance with kids thrown in. Read full book review >