Search Results: "Brenda Jernigan"


BOOK REVIEW

JERNIGAN by David Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1991

"Not as wildly lyrical or funny as A Fan's Notes, it's nevertheless a frighteningly believable portrait of a self-created hell."
Newsweek critic Gates debuts with the fictional memoirs of drunk in his midlife state of emergency: a sad suburban tale of failure, self-degradation, and the obliteration of consciousness, relieved only by the narrator's sardonic sense of humor. Read full book review >

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EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT by Brenda Jernigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Sluggish and predictable."
A first novel with a provocative idea—the price paid for possessing healing powers—turns into an overfamiliar, plot-worn love story with a small-town setting. Read full book review >

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Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown by Donna Brookman Kaulkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sometimes overly detailed story of intrigue, pain and strength."
A tragic event brings a family together in Kaulkin's novel. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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BRENDA BERMAN, WEDDING EXPERT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Brenda's endeavors to reconcile her hopes with reality tell a tale of acceptance that will help young readers struggling with their own life transitions. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When her Uncle Harry becomes engaged, Brenda reluctantly adjusts to the concept of a new aunt and cousin. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >

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Bibsy by Brenda Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A lovingly constructed, engrossing novel about an African-American family and hamlet."
Ross tells the story of a woman searching for peace in a threatened black community in the Hudson Valley. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Infused with humor, hope and cleareyed compassion—a fresh take on an old paradigm. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Violet's a bright, engaging biracial preteen, resigned to a "predictable summer of boring nothing" in small-town Washington; happily, for her and for readers, she couldn't be more wrong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A concrete business guide that emphasizes relationship building."
In her latest how-to for business executives, Bence (Leading YOU, 2016, etc.) proposes a people-oriented approach for leadership. Read full book review >

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WITH FULL MALICE by Brenda Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2012

"The premise of Hill's third (Beyond the Quiet, 2009, etc.) is certainly arresting, and the story holds your interest, even though some of the complications seem pretty unlikely."
A young woman who was severely traumatized by the murder of her parents must deal with the release of their killer. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY STREET by Brenda Seabrooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"Bucky's first dog meets a gruesome end and there are hints about Satanic involvement, but these elements clash with the apparent main plot of new-girl-moves-to-town-and-conquers-all-she-encounters-with-guts. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Arriving with their oft-wedded but currently single mom in Limbo Key, Fla., when their car dies, Courtney and little brother Bucky are not pleased with their rental on Cemetery Street. Read full book review >

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GOTTA FIND ME AN ANGEL by Brenda Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2006

"Unlikely but successful combination of light humor and introspection."
Country music elegy to a long-lost woman, lesbian-style. Read full book review >