Search Results: "Jane Jensen"


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DANTE’S EQUATION by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Intriguing and often surprising, but what with a plot that doesn't add up and (with one exception) a nasty bunch of characters: mostly a tough slog."
Contemporary SF thriller blending physics, mysticism, and redemption, from the author of Millennium Rising (1999). Read full book review >

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KINGDOM COME by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Though a quick description of the premise might make this series kickoff from Jensen sound absurd, her writing style is consistently engrossing and enticing. Trust earned in this book should be repaid by the installments that follow."
A New York cop returns home to Amish country and a community that's politely determined to undermine her efforts to solve the murder of a young woman from outside their insular world. Read full book review >

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MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut."
Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Surprisingly engrossing, with a pace that effectively builds suspense concerning both the mystery and the heroine's personal problems. Jensen once again spins a seemingly fanciful topic into a solid reading pleasure."
A detective investigating a series of deaths in the local Amish community finds that her personal ties to the community both help and hinder her work. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A doggy road trip with nary a dull moment…no bull. (free sampler in iTunes) (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Spectacular illustrations and digital diversions drive this sweet tale of two Vermont bulldogs in search of a purpose. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN I LEFT BEHIND by Kim Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A first novel that offers a lot more than most."
A Palestinian refugee and an American college student find love amid a clash of cultures during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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As I Was Young And Easy by Sharon Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2011

"A promising but uneven portrait of growing up in the expatriate world."
A Texas oilman's daughter comes of age in the 1950s and '60s while traveling the globe as part of an expatriate community. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."
For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones, a neurologist in Provence struggles to get a comatose nine-year-old to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative state. Read full book review >

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CARVING A TOTEM POLE by Vickie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

In an informative, respectful, but emotionally cool work, Jensen chronicles the creation of a totem pole for the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, carved by Nisga'a artist Norman Tait. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE by Kelly Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An embarrassment of riches. (Anthology. 12-18)"
A progressive antidote to the ancient teen health textbooks that mull over the dry basics of teen identity. Read full book review >

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SWALLOWED BY THE COLD by Jensen Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"The unexpected convergences and dramatic shifts in fortune of Beach's characters make for a measured, quietly powerful experience."
In these linked stories set in Sweden, a host of characters considers their family histories, the flaws of memory, and the looming prospect of their own mortality. Read full book review >

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ALMOST SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A solid debut: fluent, funny and eminently sequel-worthy. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Inventively tweaking a popular premise, Jensen pits two Incredibles-style families with superpowers against each other—until a new challenge rises to unite them. Read full book review >