Search Results: "Janice Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RATHBONES by Janice Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Chicago-based author Clark seduces with her vision and her prose but disappoints with non-epic storytelling."
Drawing on Edgar Allan Poe, Homer and Herman Melville, an ambitious saga of lineage and whaling in which Mercy and Mordecai Rathbone embark on a circular voyage in pursuit of their identities. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS by Janice Russell
adapted by Janice Russell, illustrated by Janice Russell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A good, simple edition. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unembellished retelling of the enduring tale. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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THE TAILOR’S DAUGHTER by Janice Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Roller-coaster romance; not for sissies."
This implausible, plot-heavy romance is saved by the author's beautiful prose. Read full book review >

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BUMMER by Janice Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Shapiro's writing is crisp, refreshing and affecting—highly recommended."
As you can tell by the title, bad things happen to the characters in this collection of stories—but somehow they cope. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S FOOD by Janice Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"A head rush worthy of a Betty Crocker's Deluxe."
A fourth novel from the author of Frost the Fiddler (1992), etc., with so many plot twists that not seeing the forest for the trees way understates the problem. Read full book review >

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WILD NIGHTS by Janice Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Quick."
Titans of the Television, Rock Music, and Real Estate universes collide and a perfect marriage is revealed to have been (pick one): a hollow shell, an illusion, an impossible fantasy, too wonderful to last. Read full book review >

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THE BODY SPOKEN by Janice Deaner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Oddly compelling, if flawed."
Deaner's arresting second novel (Where Blue Begins, 1993), in its dreamy way, takes on gender, power, and the frailty of truth. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN THE SAND by Janice Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"Octavius's epiphany is a shade sensational, but Elliott skillfully sustains an eerie cosmic unease in a setting where men and their maps are but figures in the sand."
By the author of several smoke-and-mirror novels of metaphysical speculation (City of Gates, 1993, etc.) in which Time, human history, and the mystic binges of saints and outsize sinners collide, mix, and swirl off in further mystery. Read full book review >

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HOT TICKET by Janice Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"Tediously rococo plotting blunts the sly, overheated comedy of scheming dragon-ladies with great facelifts, and spineless mama's boys who don't know Brahms from Berlioz."
Concert violinist Weber's sexy, silly fifth novel (Devil's Food, 1995, etc.) continues the adventures of concert violinist/secret agent Leslie Frost, now investigating the steamy affairs of a lecherous US President to discover who killed a fellow spy. Read full book review >

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WHERE BLUE BEGINS by Janice Deaner
Released: March 11, 1993

"Still, a writer to watch."
A dark legacy of family secrets is exposed anticlimactically- -in this first novel of uneven promise from young filmmaker Deaner. Read full book review >