Search Results: "Bridget Asher"


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ASHER by Mark Fyfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Less a novel than an attempt at a mordant, brief glimpse into a sociopath: a debut, filled with indulgences and bravado, that makes an impression despite its weaknesses."
English adolescent anomie, told from a male perspective. Read full book review >

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ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, three generations of Rockwell women sift through their histories—real, imagined, rumored, and written—and discover that, like storms, life is impossible to control. Read full book review >

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THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher's book is a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn."
In an affecting story about loss, a young widow goes to Provence to renovate her family's home—and hopefully fix her heart. Read full book review >

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Bridget by Bernadette Crepeau
Released: April 23, 2016

"Readers will be charmed by both the characters and scenery in this moral, upbeat YA fantasy.
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Crepeau (Turn Back Time, 2014, etc.) offers a YA fantasy in which a teenage orphan inherits property in Ireland and stumbles into a war that threatens the fae kingdom.Read full book review >

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THE PRETEND WIFE by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Although the book could have used a stronger foundation, it largely succeeds with the aid of humor, insight and an appealing heroine. If this one has not yet been optioned for film, it soon will be."
Flippancy gives way to more affecting emotions in a second novel from Asher (My Husband's Sweethearts, 2008) about a married woman who, as a favor, pretends to be the wife of her ex-boyfriend. Read full book review >

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MY HUSBAND’S SWEETHEARTS by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Although short on plot, this is a witty, oddly sweet curiosity with a thread of insight and a degree of promise."
In a darker-than-usual version of chick lit, an angry wife prepares for the death of her cheating husband, whom she still loves. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fielding's diarist raises prickly insecurities to an art form, turns bad men into good anecdotes, and shows that it is possible to have both a keen eye for irony and a generous heart. (Film rights to Working Title; author tour)"
Newspaper columnist Fielding's first effort, a bestseller in Britain, lives up to the hype: This year in the life of a single woman is closely observed and laugh-out-loud funny. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET JONES'S BABY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"One hopes the Dalai Lama gets his hands on this book as soon as possible. If he can't clear up the morality questions, he'll at least get a good laugh."
One thing's for sure: one of these two ex-boyfriends is the father of Bridget Jones' baby. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET AND THE MOOSE BROTHERS by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2004

"Fans of her previous encounters with sheep and wolves will be pleased to see her deal with this uproarious new challenge. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A trio of rowdy moose gives an only child a taste of what living with sibs might be like in this droll import. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: April 1, 1972

"But Potok, as in The Chosen, is able to sustain a singleminded gloomy intensity and will attract the same audience, assisted by the Literary Guild selection."
This features the agonizing young years of Asher Lev caught between the imperatives of his Hasid family's dynastic destiny and the forbidden visions of the goyische world of art. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF ASHER LEV by Chaim  Potok
Released: May 11, 1990

"But, then again, there is that restless, eager journeying in the dark—and then the sudden shimmerings of possibility—in odysseys of the soul that gives Potok's spiritually searching novels their saving strength."
In this sequel to My Name is Asher Lev (1972), the author of The Chosen (1967) and Davita's Harp (1985)—as well as other fictional probes of the rich complexities of Jewish Orthodoxy—brings his protagonist artist back to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn from France. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET FIDGET AND THE MOST PERFECT PET!  by Joe Berger
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Familiar waters, sure, but it's the rare child who doesn't dream of having his or her very own Thunderhooves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bridget Fidget desperately wants a pet unicorn to name Thunderhooves, so when a giant box arrives downstairs marked "Fragile" (or, as she imagines, "Here's your new pet!") she dives right in, spreading Styrofoam pellets ("snow") all over the house. Read full book review >