Search Results: "Jane Browne"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WICKED STEPMOTHER by Norman Leach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Pair this with Rosenberg's Monster Mama (p. 153) for a provocative contrast. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his new stepmother, Annie, is unfailingly kind and tries to share Tom's imaginative games when friends Jack and David put him down (``Superman's boring! Read full book review >

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THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG by Susan Cooper
by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Jane Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"It is lovely to see so much about family dynamics, respect for the natural world, and learning skills packed into one sun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pellucid small story with an economy of words and a lot of meaning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAINSAW JANE by Marie-Jo Fortis
Released: March 4, 2013

"A thrilling mystery with an unlikely yet endearing heroine."
A gruesome murder is no match for a vodka-swilling Russian medium in Fortis' debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE FONDA by Patricia Bosworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Reading to savor."
Distinguished celebrity biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bosworth (Marlon Brando, 2001, etc.) recounts the life story of an American icon in all its heady—and at times, unabashedly scandalous—glory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sparkling chronicle, fine-tuned to the personal stories that lend texture and emotion to a biography."
Debut author Fox sheds new light on the lesser-known life of Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law. Read full book review >

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BOSTON JANE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"While this is not as compelling as the previous two titles, Jane's fans will delight in the turn of events and celebrate with her. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the third installment of her trilogy about Boston Jane, Holm continues the drama of white settlers in the Washington Territory, some of whom embrace the Chinook way of life and many of whom disdain their so-called "savage" ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAIN JANE by Eve Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A plum of a first novel—ripe, juicy, and not exactly strictly kosher."
Plain Jane Singer, the star of this irreverent—and irresistible—first novel, is a wry, romantic, Jewish truth-teller. Read full book review >