Search Results: "Jean Hanff Korelitz"


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THE SABBATHDAY RIVER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Quality Paperback Book Club main selection)."
The murder of an unidentified newborn baby prompts a group of women to reexamine their place on the scale ranging from cost-free political commitment on one end to intractable personal lives on the other. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"A bit of a disappointment from a talented author."
The president of an elite New England college grapples with student protest in Korelitz's sixth novel (You Should Have Known, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A smart, leisurely study of midlife angst."
Jason Bourne meets Martha Stewart in another of Korelitz's woman-of-a-certain-age-in-crisis dramas. The author's 2009 novel, Admission, is now a film starring Tina Fey. Read full book review >

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ADMISSION by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2009

"Strongly plotted, crowded with full-bodied characters and as thoughtful about 'this national hysteria over college admissions' as it is about the protagonist's complex personality—a fine, moving example of traditional realistic fiction."
Gripping portrait of a woman in crisis from the extremely gifted Korelitz (The White Rose, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROSE by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Elegant and melancholy yet surprisingly optimistic, warmed by full-bodied characterizations and expert delineation of complex emotions."
A modern-day Rosenkavalier, as atmospherically situated among Manhattan's affluent Jewish elite as the Strauss opera was among Vienna's aristocrats. Read full book review >

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INTERFERENCE POWDER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Some touching moments and a lightly humorous first-person voice helps the life lessons go down easy in this neatly structured, if somewhat familiar, story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A powder with magical properties changes a fifth-grade girl's life in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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A JURY OF HER PEERS by Jean Hanff Korelitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Paging Oliver Stone."
A monstrous-conspiracy wolf in legal-intrigue clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS by Jean Marzollo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Teachers and librarians will find this a good fit for story hours about counting or Christmas presents, although its trim size limits its use to smaller audiences. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Marzollo, the author of the clever rhymes in the I Spy series, offers a reverse counting book for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN by Jean Marzollo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"2004). (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Marzollo, author of the I Spy series, here turns her hand to illustration as well in the first of a new series of Bible story retellings for young children. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A MARIGOLD by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fans of Gail Carson Levine's Princess Tales will be in familiar territory here, as well as seventh heaven. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Cold indeed is the heart not made warm by this bubbly fairy-tale romance. Read full book review >