Search Results: "Janelle Nevins"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMAMA'S WORLD by Gwen Bullock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2012

"Some kids may enjoy the mishmash of loud photos and unremarkable storytelling, but parents will want to sidestep this unpleasant app. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An unfortunate mix of jarringly jumbled artwork, tepid text and general overstimulation, this visit to "Grandmama" feels at times like it will never end. Read full book review >

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Never Enough Flamingos by Janelle Diller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"Peopled with some enduring characters and driven by both compassion and sarcasm, this is a vivid, surprising page-turner."
A dark secret hides just below the surface in Sweethome, Kansas, where the Great Depression and drought have brought poverty and despair to the peaceful Mennonite farming community. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Janelle Yates
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Exemplary work, even better than Yurchenko's A Mighty Hard Road (McGraw Hill, 1970). (b&w photographs, index, end notes, chronology, bibliography, discography) (Biography. 12+)"
An illuminating, solidly documented portrait of this country's most influential white folk singer. Read full book review >

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COMMONWEALTH AVENUE by Linda Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"In all, a promising debut."
Modern-day Hollywood cutthroats merge with Boston Brahmins past and present in this engaging, richly textured, and virtually seamless family saga. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Jr. Nevins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Louis Chamber of Commerce."
Twenty-five years after Loren Mensing's law school love Kimberly Hale vanished from his life, she pops up again while he's a visiting prof at NYU Law School—but then, after a late- night phone call begging him to meet her, and a glimpse of her just before he's attacked at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, she's gone again. Read full book review >

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WORMWOOD by D.H. Nevins
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist—a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations."
Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. Read full book review >

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THE VICTORIA IN MY HEAD by Janelle Milanes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Appealingly imperfect Victoria makes this an enjoyable and humorous music-fueled coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sick of playing it safe, straight-A sophomore Victoria Cruz auditions for a high school rock band and ends up falling for both the perfectionist bassist and the gorgeous guitarist. Read full book review >

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CHASE THE WIND by Janelle Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Spavined prose and enervating dialogue make it hard to believe that Taylor will maintain her impressive paperback record with this clothbound turkey."
Paperback-turned-hardcover romancer Taylor (Midnight Secrets, 1992) serves up a stiff-jointed talkathon in which characters perennially ``quip'' and ``jest'' in between rolls in the hay—or, to be exact, on both beds and the good land of Arizona and Texas, circa 1886. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T LOOK YOUR AGE by Sheila  Nevins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited."
A miscellany of musings about aging, love, work, and wisdom. Read full book review >

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RENAISSANCE MOON by Linda Nevins
Released: April 1, 1997

"Selene swiftly loses our sympathy, Nevins turns to ever more forced inventions, and the narrative lags in a book that's, finally, chilly and unmoving."
Nevins's second novel, following her Commonwealth Avenue (1996), is the slow-moving tale of a beautiful scholar whom the cold moon goddess Artemis drives mad. Read full book review >

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ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING by Janelle Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2008

"Desperately contrived, but the bitchiness is fun in small doses."
Brown's fiction debut is a bitter comedy about divorce in California's Silicon Valley, where apparently men are even more ruthless in marriage than in business. Read full book review >