Search Results: "Bridget Asher"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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TIZ AND OTT'S BIG DRAW by Bridget Marzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fine way to encourage artistic license for the very youngest of makers, many of whom can probably read this one themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of friends makes art and much, much more. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Bridget Birdsall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This necessary story is warmly told but occasionally feels incomplete. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Alyx, an intersex teen, leaves California for Milwaukee to live as a girl for the first time. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"'Rooted in science' and offering teen readers tools for individual action, this is a necessary purchase for most libraries. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A comprehensive introduction to the scientific history and current understandings about climate change. Read full book review >

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MOLLY BELL AND THE WISHING WELL by Bridget Geraghty
Released: Dec. 29, 2016

"A heroine struggles to find her way back from despair and anger to joy and acceptance in this highly relatable tale for tweens."
A young girl, wanting things back the way they used to be before her mother died, pins her hopes on a wishing well in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"The stories of the four needy women are thin, with Kinsella's own story taking up too much time, but the book does shed light on why certain vulnerable women are attracted to, fall in love with and even marry men behind bars."
Although the subtitle suggests that the subject is women who link up with convicts, the larger story is the author's own relationship with a convicted murderer. Read full book review >

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POISON by Bridget Zinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Still, this is good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Don't let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Asher's well-written account of this evolution of understanding makes for a useful contribution to the small but growing body of work on Anglo-Native American legal interaction. (2 maps)"
A solid, specialized contribution to American Indian legal history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2008

"Not for the faint of heart, the faint of stomach or those put off by relentless descriptions of battle scenes."
French colonialism goes awry in a saga of hope, betrayal, slaughter and cannibalism in 19th-century North Africa. Read full book review >