Search Results: "Janelle Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH ME DISAPPEAR by Janelle Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Moody but restrained, this is a familiar tale that sets out to upend itself—and succeeds."
A missing—presumed dead—woman's husband and teenage daughter struggle with her absence and the question of whether she is truly gone in this third novel by Brown (This Is Where We Live, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE by Janelle Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2010

"The phony happy ending mars what is for the most part a cringingly funny satire of love and money among the artsy class."
From the opening scene in which an earthquake shakes Los Angeles, Brown's tart second novel (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, 2008), about a pair of hip Californians facing financial and marital collapse, couldn't be more timely. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A different take on married life, of broader interest because of the issue of same-sex marriage and Mitt Romney's membership in the LDS."
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a celebrity polygamist family. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >