Browse all books

Books with title Blimp

  • Blimp

    Ann Abelson

    language (, Jan. 25, 2017)
    Teenage obesity has certainly been in the news in recent years. Indeed, the number of teens who are clinically overweight has more than doubled in the past three decades, and growing awareness of this phenomenon prompts release of Ann Abelson's BLIMP in digital format. This "young adult" novel was published in 1983, when the problem was just beginning to come to public attention.The book centers around Kim, an overweight 16-year-old who begins therapy to address the real causes behind her obesity. Her narrative overlaps with the considerably more serious story of her boyfriend, Gary, who attempts suicide. Remarkably enough, both students triumph. Gary also seeks therapy, while Kim proves that she can indeed shed those unwanted pounds. The late Ann Abelson was author of other titles on Amazon: PAGANINI'S FIRE (2011), A SLOW TRAIN TO BUDAPEST (2013), and A SLOW TRAIN TO BUDAPEST, PART 2: INTERLUDE IN EDEN (2015). Her young adult novel, BLIMP, was originally published by Dutton under her married name (Cavallaro). The title garnered glowing reviews and was selected for the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age, 1984" list. More than thirty years later, the thematic subject is even more relevant.Ann Abelson also had two earlier novels to her credit: ANGEL'S METAL (Harcourt, Brace, 1947) and THE LITTLE CONQUERORS (Random House, 1960).
  • Blimp

    Sharon Nittinger

    Library Binding (Cherry Lake Publishing, March 15, 1838)