Search Results: "Jacquelyn Mitchard"


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THE MIDNIGHT TWINS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Possibly. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A shamelessly manipulative chicklet-lit-cum-horror tale, first in a trilogy, from the famed author of the Oprah pick The Deep End of the Ocean (1996). Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE HER by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"With plenty of kid speak and pop-culture references, this melodrama steeped (for better or worse) in our celebrity culture should fly off the shelves. (Fiction. YA)"
An unreliable narrator is at the heart of this extended monologue from Oprah debutante Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean, 1999). Read full book review >

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LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Rich details of family and community life add warmth and texture to this supernatural mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Meredith and Mallory are 13-year-old twins with unusual gifts: One can see incidents from the past, the other, the future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Read it, nevertheless: It's written by a woman who dredges for what matters. (Author tour)"
A beguiling collection of sometimes insightful, often amusing columns from a mother of five who is also a widow, a bestselling author, and not Erma Bombeck. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF RELATIVITY by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2001

"Mediocre fare, on balance, despite the few tears won at the close. (For another Oprah-anointed author, see Cleage, above.)"
The author of Oprah's first pick (The Deep End of the Ocean, 1996, etc.) returns, this time with a repetitive and tedious examination of a custody battle. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT by Jacquelyn Mitchard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Groans may greet the final abrupt cliffhanger, as readers suddenly understand that resolution will come only with a sequel, but most will likely resolve to stay tuned. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A trio of teens afflicted with a rare genetic disorder that necessitates complete avoidance of sunlight dedicate themselves to the practice of the extreme sport of Parkour in this interesting but somewhat complicated thriller. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TIMES BLESSED by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A whiny romance and a long year indeed."
Mitchard (A Theory of Relativity, 2001, etc.) follows a year, month by month, in the life of a 43-year-old widow on Cape Cod as she runs her business, raises her son, and starts a relationship. Read full book review >

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ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"The depiction of two families dealing with survivor guilt is this story's strength. (Fiction. YA)"
Mitchard tugs at readers' hearts with a teen novel about death, a stunning miracle and love lost then gained. Read full book review >

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CAGE OF STARS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2006

"Thinly conceived and timidly executed."
Mormon teen's sisters meet grisly deaths, resulting in a slow slog over the much-trod territory of post-traumatic stress. Read full book review >

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BABY BAT’S LULLABY by Jacquelyn Mitchard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Cozy and comforting, Mitchard offers a perfect tale for settling youngsters down for the night—whether in a warm bed or along the eaves of a hayloft. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bat serenades her sweet baby in this tender lullaby. Read full book review >

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READY, SET, SCHOOL! by Jacquelyn Mitchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"For its theme, there is nothing unique, but combine the text with the illustrations and there are some very resourceful raccoons on the loose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oprah Book Club-phenom Mitchard enters the subgenre of "first-day-at-school" books with insouciant charm. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"This tale is a pleasant, but odd duck. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nine-year-old Henry is a girl who's bored with her family's quiet life, but her request for a baby or a pet is turned down until the day her father brings home a baby duckling that imprints on her. Read full book review >