Search Results: "Jane Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

HUNGER by Jane Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Thoughtful but awkwardly written debut about a young woman's emotional awakening. The doleful tone, unfortunately, is unrelenting."
A frustrated cook leads a flavorless life—until she leaves her husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOSAIC ARTIST by Jane Ward
Released: March 22, 2011

"A rich, complex novel that mixes art and life into a story about the decisions that lead to healing or hurt."
A vibrant landscape of a family shattered by divorce, letting time and choices bring the pieces back together in moving on or letting go. Read full book review >

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JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

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BOOK REVIEW

HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T EAT THE BABYSITTER! by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Will appeal to the shark lovers more than to the parents of their own wild child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sammy is a rather excitable shark, who tends to bite things when emotions run high; in his last outing, Don't Eat the Teacher (2004), it was his schoolmates and supplies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCHIPELAGO by David Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2009

"Leaving much unresolved, however, with an ending that is too pat, this is more of an appetizer than a satisfying read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shortly after his father's death, 12-year-old Jonah and his photographer mother go on a trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRANSLATOR by Ward Just
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Fortunately, his spacious work charms and enriches more than it puzzles and confounds."
Two expatriates (he's German, she's American) make a life together in contemporary Paris; characteristically, Just makes us pay attention to the political/cultural context of his domestic story and then, almost as an afterthought, spices it with East/West melodrama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTAL IMMUNITY by Robert Ward
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2009

"Loaded with familiar genre elements, but packed with action as well and energetically written."
A crime kingpin's long reach presents a unique challenge to a maverick FBI team in Ward's latest (Four Kinds of Rain, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Probably won't settle any arguments."
A dark episode of the Civil War comes under scrutiny by an author who admits to having a fascination with 19th-century massacres. Read full book review >