Search Results: "Jake Austen"


BOOK REVIEW

JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2012

"An innovative, marvelous book about comedy, stereotypes and the struggle to steer through the sometimes-fierce internal debates over African-American identity in a society still struggling with its racial past."
A provocative, compelling exploration of one of the most controversial elements of the black entertainment world. Read full book review >

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JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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JAKE GOES PEANUTS by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"And the quality of the book's color alone makes it stand out; even the dark ones are buffed to radiance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It matters not a whit that Wright's latest Jake adventure is a story so well traveled there are holes in its elbows, for it delights the ear and the eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE AUSTEN by Deirdre Le Faye
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is likely to be dry work for readers unfamiliar with the novels, but even if diverting anecdotes are rare, the volume is concise, serviceable, and authoritative. (further reading, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
This entry in the British Library Writers' Lives series begins with an admission that a paucity of documentary evidence puts Austen "a bit beyond camera range." Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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LUCKY JAKE by Sharon Hart Addy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"A treasure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Jake is, indeed, lucky. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2007

"Guy's flawed hero Hank is struggling with big issues. The conflicts are both gentle and genuine, and readers will root for the appealing pilgrims."
The Buddhist lessons of impermanence and letting go are folded into a contemporary urban story of drifters and their teachers in this sweet novel by Guy (The Autobiography of My Body, 1990), a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Read full book review >

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JAKE & MIMI by Frank Baldwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"From its cover of a naked and bound woman to its senseless climax: a grievously misguided effort."
From the author of a previous pedestrian novel about a paralegal who gambles to make himself feel alive (Balling the Jack, 1997) comes a bizarrely flat, cynical, and moronically repugnant narrative about a young stud who finds his life's purpose in stalking, seducing, then sexually torturing women. Read full book review >

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FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America."
A father hears about a shooting incident at his son's high school—and then finds his son is one of the suspected killers. Read full book review >