Search Results: "Jane Green"


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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 >

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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 >

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GREEN by Jay Lake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2009

"An action-packed tale."
A stylish and intimate fantasy from Lake (Escapement, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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GREEN by Benjamin Zucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"Multiple readings could perhaps yield more insight—not an onerous task since this is one of the more beautiful books in recent memory—but it's difficult to regard Green as anything more than a curio."
The brilliant minds of today and yesteryear crowd into the exquisitely designed pages of this odd folly of an art novel. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Tom Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A sharp and intriguing tale about a gay draftee in the '60s."
A novel tells the story of a gay Army recruit in the Vietnam era. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Laura Peyton Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Give this light fare to those graduating out of Magic Tree House and not yet ready for Percy Jackson or Molly Moon. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Lilybet Green gets something extraordinary for her 13th birthday: the chance to become a leprechaun keeper. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"As she seeks to repair bridges, Cat awakens anger and treachery in the hearts of those she once betrayed. Making amends, like addiction, may endanger her future."
Before sobriety, Catherine "Cat" Coombs had it all: fun friends, an exciting job, and a love affair with alcohol. Until she blacked out one more time and woke up in a stranger's bed. Read full book review >

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TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A Scarlet Letter for the 21st century."
An affair threatens a woman's marriage, yet it also forges unexpected bonds that transcend the narrow definition of family. Read full book review >

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SWAPPING LIVES by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2006

"Clothes, bags, shoes, romance, self-acceptance—all we've come to expect and done well enough."
The British Green, master of the career-girl novel (if your idea of a career girl includes Manolos and a Birkin bag) switches the lives of a pampered American housewife and a London magazine editor, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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BOOKENDS by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"For a certain middle-of-the-road, book-loving, romantic sensibility, a perfect escape novel. Despite its off-the-charts predictability, only the coldest of hearts will not be warmed."
With more warmth and fuzziness than Harrod's sweater department, up-and-comer Green (Mr. Maybe, 2001, etc.) offers a near-perfect—and near perfectly clichéd—romantic wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with perfect gay best friend, perfect bookshop, perfect Hugh Grant-like love object, and perfectly coy tricks to keep the lovers apart for 400 pages. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Keith C. Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A quick, enjoyable read that doesn't spend too much time in the rough."
Clark offers a novel about golf, race and friendship in roughly equal parts. Read full book review >