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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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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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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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"As none succeed, the question may go unanswered. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The success of Mah's memoirs (Falling Leaves, 1997, for adults and Chinese Cinderella, 1999, for kids) led to her well-received novel Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society (2005) and historical overview China: Land of Dragons and Emperors (2008). Read full book review >

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING by Ann Mah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A bighearted, multisensory tour of France."
An American diplomat's wife finds sweet solace in Parisian culture and cuisine. 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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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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"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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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 >