Search Results: "Jacquelyn Small"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

Small is a former addictions therapist now practicing ``transpersonal psychology,'' a New Age psychotherapeutic approach that combines a cornucopia of ideas and techniques. 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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TWO IF BY SEA by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A troubled protagonist, beset by disaster and malefaction, is touched by magic as he develops new emotional connections."
After losing his wife and unborn son in a tsunami in Australia, an expat horse trainer adopts a psychic 3-year-old. 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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London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"One need not be an Anglophile to enjoy the heroine's London adventures, but it definitely adds to the overall experience."
An aspiring playwright, fresh out of college, moves to the city of her dreams in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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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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NO TIME TO WAVE GOODBYE by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The solution to the Stella puzzle is fairly obvious, while other mysteries—such as a plausible motive for the villain—go unplumbed."
Lackluster sequel to Mitchard's Oprah-anointed debut. 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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SECOND NATURE by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"Mitchard handles this fraught material unsensationally, adding plenty of convincing research-backed detail. Too often though, the characters' endless moralizing douses the excitement."
A face transplant transforms a burn victim into a beauty, but presents new dilemmas. 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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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 >