Search Results: "Jancee Dunn"


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DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Jancee Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2008

"Even the most nostalgic reader will be sick of all the brand names and band names by the time Dunn manages to combine Tretorns and the Violent Femmes in the same sentence."
The Rolling Stone reporter and memoirist (But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous, 2006) remembers the '80s in her first novel. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO HATE YOUR HUSBAND AFTER KIDS by Jancee Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A highly readable account of how solid research and personal testing of self-help techniques saved a couple's marriage after the birth of their child."
Self-help advice and personal reflections on avoiding spousal fights while raising children. Read full book review >

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I'M AFRAID YOUR TEDDY IS IN TROUBLE TODAY by Jancee Dunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A fair if somewhat ephemeral story. Readers looking for humorous antics may find more shenanigans in No, David! or Officer Buckle and Gloria. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What happens when over 25 stuffed animals go wild? Officer Hardy and her partner will be glad to show you! Read full book review >

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CYNDI LAUPER by Cyndi Lauper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A moving story of an American musical original."
With the assistance of Dunn (Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?: And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask, 2009, etc.), Lauper tells her alternately harrowing, hopeful and hilarious life story. Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WINO by Dan Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A book that could have been an eye-opener, but the miles become wearisome. Better off staying home with a nice bottle of wine."
The self-proclaimed booze journalist chronicles his 15,000-mile cross-country journey in search of wine knowledge. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO TOUCHED HIS OWN HEART by Rob Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Credit Dunn with a valuable text that offers something for everyone—patients, practitioners, medical students, historians and policymakers."
The heart was a black box up until a century ago, writes Dunn (Ecology and Evolution/North Carolina State Univ.; The Wild Life on Our Bodies, 2011, etc.). His well-researched text chronicles how the box was opened.Read full book review >

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REBELS BY ACCIDENT by Patricia Dunn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"This novel may mean well, but it fails to find a balance between romance and the reality of regime change. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
An American teen visiting her Egyptian grandmother in Cairo witnesses the beginnings of the Arab Spring movement. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ADAPTING by Cassandra Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A neatly wrapped, happily-ever-after tale of a broken family that survives and thrives."
Dunn's debut novel treats readers to a family in transition—in other words, a taste of real life, plain and simple. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY TOWER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another fan-pleaser in Dunn's long-running period series (Gunpowder Plot, 2006, etc.)."
The blood-soaked Tower of London claims still another victim. Read full book review >