Search Results: "Sophia Mah"


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CHOPSTYX by Sophia Mah
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A unique story with a strong voice, definitely appealing to chick-lit fans tired of typical genre clichés."
In Mah's debut, an insecure woman in her late-30s wants to find her life's passion and prove her traditional Chinese family wrong, so she starts a rock 'n' roll cover band. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Anita Anand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A sturdy narrative of one woman's awakening and strength in the early 20th century as she witnessed the vast societal changes in India and England."
The biography of an Indian royal princess, born in Britain, who found a higher purpose as she discovered her heritage. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Michael Bible
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An 'experimental' novel that manages mostly to be conventionally unconventional."
Bible delivers an elliptical, provocative novella about the profane and the spiritual, all of it drenched in sweat, sex, and booze. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Todd Erick Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2013

"A strong but uneven collection that engagingly seeks truth through verse but discovers little that's new."
Pedersen (The Wisdom of Sophia: Nature, Wonderment and the Soul of the Sublime, 2012, etc.) once again applies his mystical prose poetics toward deciphering wisdom, which he personifies as "Her" or "Sophia." Read full book review >

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CHASING SOPHIA by Gabrielle Pina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Gothic lite meets chick lit in a slow potboiler."
Dahlia has a secret, and so does Lucius, and Uncle Brother, and Aunt Baby, and the albino gravedigger. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Alexandra Popoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A sharp, compassionate literary biography."
A welcome reassessment of the life of Sophia Tolstoy (1844-1919), the misunderstood wife of the renowned Russian author. Read full book review >

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ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu-wearing Sophia packs determination, whimsy, and a plethora of strategies to handle a passel of impressive words. Read full book review >

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ME AND MR. MAH by Andrea Spalding

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SOPHIA LOREN by Warren G. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For those still fascinated by the Academy Awardwinning Italian actress, here are all the essentials and a little bit more. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
Harris's account of the life of the star of such semi-memorable movies as Two Women and El Cid is a few shades more perceptive and readable than the average show-biz bio. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Cathy Porter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Uneven, hauntingly revealing and gorgeously sad, these entries reveal a wife's desperate love and estrangement from her brilliant but complex and troubled husband."
A lively reworked translation of Sofia Tolstoy's diaries, first published in Russia in 1978 and the United Kingdom in 1985. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"A rich mythic, poetic and philosophic tradition that here offers more obscurity than enlightenment."
Pedersen's (The Spiral Arms, 2012, etc.) short prose-poem-canticle-chapbook to Sophia, the goddess of wisdom, is an "homage to the soul of the sacred feminine." Read full book review >