Search Results: "Elizabeth Noble"


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BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER CHILD by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Sacrificed dreams and buried feelings collide in this U.K. best-seller."
A work of fiction based on the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE MINE by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"Noble conforms to the conventions of contemporary women's litthe struggle to balance friends, career, romance and babiesyet still delivers a poignant romance in which the ideals of young love confront the grimmer realities of an adult world."
A bittersweet romance between two lonely 40-year-olds who were once teenage lovers. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET WEEKENDS by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Slick, skillful, predictable—and bound to be a bestseller. The cover includes a 'win a trip to Vegas' offer."
From British author Noble (The Reading Group, 2005), a romance that revolves around an alphabet's worth of dates that climaxes on a trip to Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bland, harmless New York City tableau from a chick-lit pro."
The highs, lows and heartaches of the residents of an upscale Manhattan apartment building, examined during the course of a few momentous months. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP TEST by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A wearying mix of stock characters in a lukewarm melodrama."
Despite the title, friendship takes a backseat to romance in British author Noble's second novel (The Reading Group, 2005) about the intersecting lives of a band of British women 20 years after they vow eternal friendship as college freshmen. Read full book review >

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THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A comfortable if formulaic and sentimental scenario, delivered in a light tone with professionalism and a straight face."
A beyond-the-grave, mother/daughter heartstring-tugger, from the shrewd British novelist (Alphabet Weekends, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE READING GROUP by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Bound to be a hit, but depressingly adept at perfecting the formula."
British chick-lit bestseller hits all the right marketing buttons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Shallow, pretentious, and uninformed: not only failing to make its case persuasively but debasing the very concepts of heroism it claims to make available to women."
After the eloquent title, the high rhetoric, and the elaborate heroic schema appropriated from Joseph Campbell, Noble (Psychology, Women's Studies/Univ. of Washington) offers the very antithesis of the heroic: ordinary women leaving home and family to become nuns, teachers, lesbians. Read full book review >

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SPARTANS AT THE GATES by Noble Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Something different for historical fiction fans."
In the second volume of his Warrior Trilogy (Sons of Zeus, 2013), Smith's young warrior, Nikias, makes a perilous journey to seek aid from Athens to help defend the city-state of Plataea from the Spartans. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF ELEAZAR by Priscilla Noble-Matthews
Released: May 24, 2012

"Brief, unique and uplifting."
A short retelling of Jesus Christ's miraculous birth as told from the perspective of Mary's donkey. Read full book review >