Search Results: "Janine Dawson"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

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EMMA’S QUESTION by Catherine Urdahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Dawson's cartoon-style watercolor illustrations occasionally provide successful comic relief, but often emerge as one half of a contradictory pairing with the seriousness of the text's content. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The buildup to the revelation of Emma's titular question takes some time, while Urdahl introduces Emma, her parents and her beloved, hospitalized Grandma. Read full book review >

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LILY QUENCH AND THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SKELLIG MOR by Natalie Jane Prior
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Though this volume stands alone well enough, readers will want to go back to the first three works in the series to tie up loose ends. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lily Quench, the last of the dragon-slaying Quench family, continues her quest in the fourth offering in the series. Read full book review >

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TOUCHED BY VENOM by Janine Cross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Wretched drivel of the sort that gives fantasy a bad name."
A bizarre and overwrought first novel, the first in a trilogy, about humans who worship and live side-by-side with dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

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IF I AM MISSING OR DEAD by Janine Latus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An honest, unsparing look at the deadly erosion of self-worth."
Journalist Latus's straight-shooting memoir about dutiful Catholic sisters growing up in 1970s Michigan dilates into a haunting story of abuse at the hands of the men in their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAKING SPELL by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A nearly perfect first novel—courageous, revelatory, and, in the end, deeply moving."
First fiction that explores the simmering rage passed through four generations of emotionally stunted southern ``ladies''—an unusually confident and original debut that unveils the spiritual anesthetization behind the gracious feminine smile. Read full book review >

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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Once again, Dawson proves herself an astonishingly accomplished novelist very early in her career. (Author tour)"
Dawson (The Waking Spell, 1992) masterfully incorporates her central Texas characters into a magical, multigenerational, utterly mesmerizing struggle between good and evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFERENT WOMAN by Janine Boissard
Released: April 3, 1989

An oh-so-fragrant tale about a middle-aged divorced woman's sexual awakening—from the author of the sitcom-ish series about the flowering of the Moreau family gifts in France (which had its finale with Cecile, 1987). Read full book review >