Search Results: "Andrew Jewell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLA CATHER by Willa Cather
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2013

"A splendidly edited, generous gift to lovers of Cather and American literature."
A revealing, even revelatory collection of correspondence from Willa Cather (1873-1947), a woman who never wanted her letters made public. Read full book review >

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SAILOR SONG by Nancy Jewell
Released: March 22, 1999

"Vitale's artwork on wood characteristically fuses various styles for images of the little family at home and the seafarer on his journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sailor Song (32 pp.; $13.00; Mar. 22; 0-395-82511-3): A modest lullaby sung by a mother to her child at bedtime, telling of a fisherman returning home after a long sojourn at sea. Read full book review >

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THIRTYNOTHING by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Endearing characters and fine comic timing rescue what's otherwise simply predictable."
Another hip and happening comic love story from British author Jewell (Ralph's Party, 2000). Read full book review >

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IN THE GARDEN OF SORROWS by Karen Jewell
Released: April 1, 2012

"A novel that makes wonderful use of its historical setting to create an evocative portrait of a woman torn by grief and awakened by desire."
In Jewell's debut novel, a woman grieving her son's death in the first world war meets a magnetic preacher who unbalances her marriage. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I MET YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A capable romance with fashionable period angles, yet the general impression is perfunctory."
Who is Clara Pickle? And why has Betty Dean's grandmother left her a large sum of money? British novelist Jewell (After the Party, 2011, etc.) delivers the answers in a drawn-out tale of parallel destinies set in London's Soho. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Jewell, a wry observer of human folly, delivers with this latest tale of loneliness and the lure of beautiful things."
Both witty and deeply moving, Jewell's latest tale of a fractured family spans 30 years of Easter Sundays. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ROOMMATES WANTED by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A skillfully written, cheerful book."
Romance and real estate combine in the latest from British novelist Jewell (Vince and Joy, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONE-HIT WONDER by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Funny, sharp, and poignant: a winning narrative full of bright and amusing characters."
Another Bridget Jones-esque romp—and a good one—from Londoner Jewell (Thirtynothing, 2001, etc.), who this time describes a young woman's quest to unravel the mystery of her older sister's death. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD WIFE by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Taut pacing and complicated characters shape this rich examination of the modern family."
British bestseller Jewell's last few novels have been a revelation—emotionally sophisticated and complex—and this latest, which gradually rewrites the history of a "perfect" family, is a fine follow-up. Read full book review >

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INGRAHAM by Lynda Jewell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 20, 2017

"A safe, if mostly undemanding, climb to the lower slopes of high fantasy."
Two 16-year-olds cross between two worlds and search for dragon eggs in this debut novel. Read full book review >