Search Results: "Ann Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"This searing exposé on war's remnants convincingly makes the case that gender inequality may be one of the greatest threats to peace."
A gripping, ground-floor look at the lingering ravages of conflict in some of the deadliest contemporary war zones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2006

"A passionate—often grim—account of a country and a people trying to find peace after decades of war."
A writer who has focused on violence against women travels to Afghanistan after the American-led invasion and finds plenty to write about. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LOVEDU by Ann Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An honest and illuminating study that portrays the process by which the investigation of a continent becomes an examination of the self."
A veteran travel author takes a look at life (especially life for women) in modern Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1994

"A powerful, frightening report that drives home the fact that doing violence to another is tolerated in this society—especially if the victim is a female sex partner."
A study so painful in its case histories and reported numbers of women abused by men that most readers will flinch as they absorb it; by the author of Women Who Kill (1980). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANNY'S CLAN by Sally Hodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Certain to get children interested in learning more about this endangered and very social species. (list of websites, list of further materials available at publisher's website) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Hodson's debut introduces children to one matrilineal group of orcas living in the Pacific Northwest, an actual group of whales that has been studied by scientists for over 40 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"While devoted fans will likely swallow this hagiography whole, anyone looking for more than just a little silhouetto of a man is likely to be disappointed."
The celebrity bio of a one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll impresario, equal parts fawning and dreary. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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A COUNTRY DIVORCE by Ann T. Jones
Released: March 17, 1992

"An eloquent evocation of place and emotion: stark and humane."
Impressive first fiction set in the harsh, closed world of rural Ireland in the 1930's: a story of love and cramped social reality that's both heartbreaking and ultimately affirmative. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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INTERCONTINENTAL LOVE SONG
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Heck Yes!

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist

Bonus Factors: Grunge, Ireland

Relationship Status: First Love

 

Cover Story:  Montell Jordan

This is a pretty clever cover—a denim patch in the shape of Ireland is safety pinned to a ...


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HOLLY GODDARD JONES
by Megan Labrise

Holly Goddard Jones had written 100 pages of a horror story about killer ticks when she found out she was pregnant. Through her son’s first years and a second pregnancy, she wrote and rewrote The Salt Line, finishing final edits just one month before her daughter was born.

“Once I was dealing with motherhood and all the anxiety around it ...


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