Search Results: "Celeste Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST (AND FOUND) BALLOON by Celeste Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"It's an altogether charming book, but children may want to imitate Molly; adult caregivers of those that do should check environmental cautions and state law first. (Language to this effect will be added to the book in subsequent printings.) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pleasing tale by the recipient of the 2011 Cheerios New Author Contest, cheerful Molly releases a balloon and gains a friend. Read full book review >

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UNLOVELY by Celeste Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Recommended for those who want more than just a romance—or for readers who have an innate dislike for slender, graceful young women with long legs and necks and great posture. (Suspense. 14-18)"
As Harley begins dating one of a group of ballerinas, he starts to become suspicious of the potentially threatening behavior of the rest. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 1998

"Her humor, as well as her insight, make this book a peculiar and delightful piece of scholarship. (b&w and color illustrations, not seen)"
A playful yet intellectually rigorous examination of kitsch: its history, symbolic import, and emotional resonance. Read full book review >

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Prophecy of the Eagle I by Mike Celeste
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A spirited debut that should satisfy fans of both sports and historical YA fiction."
A coming-of-age tale of a Onondaga youth applying the ancient lessons of lacrosse to the strictures of reservation life in turn-of-the-century New York state. Read full book review >

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UNSPENT MOTION by Celeste Newbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An intimate portrayal of lives whose final chapters often go largely unobserved; best appreciated by those interested in feminist literature and issues of aging."
A collection of short stories and a novella that explore love, aging, loss and solitude from a feminist perspective. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"Ng's emotionally complex debut novel sucks you in like a strong current and holds you fast until its final secrets surface."
Ng's nuanced debut novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family. Read full book review >

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WEDDED BLISS by Celeste Bradley
Released: May 2, 2017

"A little bit of everything—humor, secrets, betrayals, misunderstandings, sexual tension, breathtaking romance—adds up to a completely delightful read."
After Bliss Worthington's plans to marry a duke go awry and she winds up wed to his bastard brother instead, the couple enters into a battle of wills that may end up in a happy-ever-after if they can sift through fact and fiction while opening their hearts to the truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America."
This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

BEVERLY JENKINS
by Poornima Apte

If Beverly Jenkins had her way, her novels would have many more history nuggets than they do. But then, she says, she has to remind herself that she is writing romance, not a history book. The veteran award-winning writer of African-American historical fiction novels has dozens of books under her belt and knows it’s a fine line to walk between ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES by Celeste Conway
Released: March 20, 2012

"Whether Lucien is a victim or a predator is up to readers to interpret, but either way, it's hard to imagine anyone rooting for these two. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >