Search Results: "Dana Jensen"


BOOK REVIEW

MEAL OF THE STARS by Dana Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Ambitious but flawed. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
Jensen's debut yields 15 skinny poems, 10 of which are meant to be read from bottom to top. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARVING A TOTEM POLE by Vickie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

In an informative, respectful, but emotionally cool work, Jensen chronicles the creation of a totem pole for the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, carved by Nisga'a artist Norman Tait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

As I Was Young And Easy by Sharon Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2011

"A promising but uneven portrait of growing up in the expatriate world."
A Texas oilman's daughter comes of age in the 1950s and '60s while traveling the globe as part of an expatriate community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMAN I LEFT BEHIND by Kim Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A first novel that offers a lot more than most."
A Palestinian refugee and an American college student find love amid a clash of cultures during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."
For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones, a neurologist in Provence struggles to get a comatose nine-year-old to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut."
Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

KELLY JENSEN
by Shara Zaval

Algonquin published Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World on January 24, three days after 673 women’s marches and nearly five million feminists took their sneakers—and voices—to streets across the globe.

The timing couldn’t have been more appropriate, and it’s easy to imagine that this scrapbook-style anthology bubbled up as a post-election season battle cry, a response to ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE WE ARE by Kelly Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An embarrassment of riches. (Anthology. 12-18)"
A progressive antidote to the ancient teen health textbooks that mull over the dry basics of teen identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWALLOWED BY THE COLD by Jensen Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"The unexpected convergences and dramatic shifts in fortune of Beach's characters make for a measured, quietly powerful experience."
In these linked stories set in Sweden, a host of characters considers their family histories, the flaws of memory, and the looming prospect of their own mortality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANTE’S EQUATION by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Intriguing and often surprising, but what with a plot that doesn't add up and (with one exception) a nasty bunch of characters: mostly a tough slog."
Contemporary SF thriller blending physics, mysticism, and redemption, from the author of Millennium Rising (1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT & POSSUM by Dana Wulfekotte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Friendship, loyalty, and determination come through in this well-paced exploit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Energetic Rabbit invites her friend Possum for a snack but must first figure out a way to help him climb down from a high tree branch. Read full book review >