Search Results: "Brooke Newman"


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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE NAME OF THE RIDER by Michael Brooke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale of an off-kilter mind coping with shady surroundings, told with literary flair."
Creeping schizophrenia takes the reins of a young doctor's mind in this subtle psychological mystery. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda Brooke
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The innovative, quirky plot and author's old-fashioned overwrought style will appeal to some readers, but others will find the syrupy prose overwhelming and wish the book had been subjected to a more strenuous edit."
Brooke's novel, set in the countryside near London, captures the heartbreaking dilemma of a woman who must choose between saving her own life and that of her unborn child. Read full book review >

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FORTITUDE SMASHED by Taylor Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"Handcuffed by fate, this cop-and-robber duo will steal hearts; a strong start to a promising series."
In the first book of the Camellia Clock Cycle series, Brooke (Legacy Strain, 2017, etc.) puts a fun twist on the proverbial biological clock with a surgical implant that counts down to the exact moment each person will fall in love. Read full book review >

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LOST & FOUND by Brooke Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Borderline cutesy, but ultimately powerful exploration of grief from a skillful and original new voice."
An abandoned child, a nursing home escapee, and an angry, elderly shut-in make for a unique team in Davis' whimsical and touching debut. Read full book review >

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THE SUFFRAGENTS by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons in the book for modern-day civil rights activists, too."
An account of the role men played in pressing the case for women's voting rights in the early years of the last century. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BLY by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Inspiring reading for those searching out a feminist role model—or just a breathless ride through an incredible life. (16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A meticulously researched, consistently entertaining biography of the legendary turn-of-the-century journalist whose true adventures far outstripped the boundaries of myth. Read full book review >