Search Results: "Sophia Al-Maria"


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THE GIRL WHO FELL TO EARTH by Sophia Al-Maria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Frank, funny and dauntless."
An Arab-American woman's riveting coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART FOUR
by Leila Roy

Here I am, at the end of the year… with the end of my reading year. If you’d like to catch up on the first three installments, here are the links: January-March, April-June, July-September.

And now, on with the show!

October: Wrecked, by Maria Padian

I have read a lot—A LOT—of books that deal with sexual assault and rape culture ...


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THE LOOK by Sophia Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A good bet for readers with a taste for glam fashion and boldface names. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Two sisters face vastly different futures—one as the world's next top supermodel, the other as a lymphoma patient. Read full book review >

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MARS EVACUEES by Sophia McDougall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"The strange pacing sometimes makes the book feel unbalanced, but the action sequences are worth the wait. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
In a future in which alien intervention has drastically reversed global warming, British schoolgirl Alice Dare discovers that, instead of beginning a new semester at Muckling Abbot School for Girls, she's been drafted into basic training on Mars, fighting the enemies of the human race. Read full book review >

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SPACE HOSTAGES by Sophia McDougall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The book's odd pacing may disorient some readers, but they'll be very happy to be disoriented. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
The titles in McDougall's space-adventure series are a little misleading, and even the characters know it. Read full book review >

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Pozzo by Sophia Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"Bizarre yet grounded, this book about a male stripper makes for a playful look at the human experience."
A debut novel explores a stranger's adventures in a surreal land. Read full book review >

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"While not new, the ideas are usable, and the tone is upbeat and fun."
Ledingham's first offering is a familiar yet common-sense guide for couples looking to add some spice to date nights while building a stronger relationship. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW by Sophia Loren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nostalgic recollection of the great beauty's movies and memories."
The award-winning actress and international sex symbol tells her life story, from her childhood in Naples, Italy, to her rise to the top of the Hollywood A-list. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Honestly and perceptively explores the strains of a peacenik/warrior relationship."
Can a Berkeley feminist social activist find happiness with a gung-ho Oakland police officer? Read full book review >

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A TALE OF TWO BESTIES by Sophia Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fluffy romp in familiar territory. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Separated by new high schools, two best friends dive into unfriendly social waters without each other as safety nets. Read full book review >

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Secrets, Lies & Chemical Compounds - "The Pawn" by Sophia DeNapoli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"An uneven legal thriller with an appealing protagonist."
In this debut thriller, a former chemical-company employee is rehired to review a plant's documents as they face impending lawsuits. Read full book review >