Search Results: "Jacqueline Guest"


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THE COMIC BOOK WAR by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Built around a timely (ever timely, unfortunately) theme, this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting. (historical notes) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A teenager with three brothers fighting overseas in World War II concocts an elaborate coping mechanism that works to keep his anxieties down and his spirits up—until it doesn't. Read full book review >

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FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline  Guest
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the compelling premise, this latest book from Guest falls short of its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kai Hunter will not go to foster care. When her grandmother dies and leaves her all alone, she runs away from the Stoney Reserve near Calgary, Alberta, to make a new life for herself. Read full book review >

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GHOST MESSAGES by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"While Davy adds a never-scary paranormal twist, Ailish's multiple problems remain the primary focus of this only mildly exciting tale. (Paranormal historical fiction. 9-13)"
After 13-year-old Irish seer Ailish O'Connor's father brings home a thuggish drinking acquaintance, Rufus Dalton, the evil man beats her "da" senseless and steals their only thing of value, a gold statuette. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER by John H. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1996

"Although the broad outlines of Jacqueline Bouvier's childhood are familiar, Davis's memories add details that will help readers better understand this most celebrated, most mysterious woman."
Nothing more to learn about Jackie O.? Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by James Marshall
FICTION
Released: April 25, 1975

"This is patently a variation on Marshall's last successful matchmaking job, though as usual his cheerfully costumed blimps make a visual splash."
Maurice and Mona aren't the perfectly matched couple that George and Martha were. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Uncritical, unoriginal, sometimes downright sappy—just like most love letters. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Celebrity biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, 1997, etc.) glides smoothly across the silken surface of the life of one of this century's most famous women. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by Hwang Sok-Yong
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Requires patient reading, but the story, with its great insight into the region, is deeply rewarding."
Expert, idiomatic translation renders visible a story that helps explain the present weirdness in North Korea. Read full book review >

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LIZARD’S GUEST by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

The latest installment of Lizard's adventures (Lizard's Home, 1999, etc.) begins with Lizard exuberantly dancing and singing, until he stomps on Skunk's toes by accident. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This biography of barrier-smashing cellist du PrÇ (1945—87) is the literary equivalent of an Çtude: important for the lessons it teaches, but dry and decidedly lacking in musicality. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

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HONORED GUEST by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Twelve ambitious and expert stories, yet seldom involving."
Stories impeccably careful never to raise their voices, though not much is raised in the reader by them, either: a third collection from the novelist and storywriter (Escapes, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >