Search Results: "Janet Fitch"


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PAINT IT BLACK by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Vivid writing here and there, but Josie is a dull character, and the story is a real downer."
Bereavement, alienation and survivor's anger are the legacy bequeathed to the stunned protagonist of Californian Fitch's somber second novel. Read full book review >

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WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"Vigorous, polished prose, strong storytelling, satisfyingly complex characters, and thoughtfully nuanced perceptions: an impressive debut indeed."
A first-rate debut about a teenaged girl's arduous six-year journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >

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KICKS by Janet Fitch
Released: April 24, 1995

"It's true that teenagers can get sucked into bad situations, but Fitch makes her point in a story that is every bit as didactic as Go Ask Alice (S&S, 1971) but with an even sillier plot than that old clinker. (Fiction. 14+)"
More than anything in life, Laurie Greenspan, 15, wants to be a part of the swinging Los Angeles street scene with her wild friend Carla. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Worthy strategies from an experienced diversity leader."
Abercrombie & Fitch's former chief diversity officer discusses emerging workforce expectations and the retailer's inclusion evolution in this debut business guide Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >

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FITCH & CHIP: WHO’S AFRAID OF GRANNY WOLF? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Though this makes a fine addition to a successful easy-reader series, it will also work well with fairy-tale studies in early elementary classrooms. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig return for a third easy-reader adventure together, this time with a humorous fractured fairy-tale twist. Read full book review >