Search Results: "Jana Harris"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Animal lovers will enjoy the sharp scrutiny of the horse's behavior but may wish for greater authorial introspection."
A romantic exploration of horse ownership. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL OF RUBY CITY by Jana Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Best enjoyed by fans of the Old West."
The author's second novel (Alaska, 1980) is set in Ruby City, a Washington State mining town, in 1893. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >

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FORETOLD by Jana Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This tale of Hell, hotties and high school should please already-confirmed fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teenage demon trapper Riley Blackthorne just wants to capture demons, regain her soul and go to her high school prom in this overfilled finale. Read full book review >

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One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A well-executed rendition of familiar fantasy."
Grissom, in her YA debut, tells the story of a boy who must choose between two warring spirit kingdoms, one of darkness, one of light. Read full book review >

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FUNERAL HOTDISH by Jana Bommersbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Like the eponymous hotdish, Bommersbach's debut novel contains a little of everything but nothing that spells haute literary cuisine. The author of The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd: The Truth About an American Crime Legend Revealed at Last (1992) might be better off sticking with true crime."
An Arizona transplant chases the scoop of the century while folks back in her Minnesota hometown discover club drugs. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN OF SECRETS by Jana Petken
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A suspenseful, compelling historical novel."
A dark debut novel about a woman's escape from a life of abuse and her ensuing struggle. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Medical melodrama will always be a TV staple, but this searing tour of duty suggests that an EMS docudrama would never work: few could bear so much reality."
A disturbing descent into the maelstrom of city life with a New Jersey EMS team. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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