Search Results: "Jeanne Braselton"


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THE OTHER SIDE OF AIR by Jeanne Braselton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"A small gem, written in a lilting southern conversational voice, with an afterword by Gibbons."
A quirky, charismatic, often lyrical second novel (A False Sense of Well Being, 2001), posthumously published; novelist Kaye Gibbons completed the book after her friend's death, in 2003. Read full book review >

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A FALSE SENSE OF WELL BEING by Jeanne Braselton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"A solid tale of country-fried suburban woes with few surprises."
Southern families and crumbling marriages are center stage in a capable if routine debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. Read full book review >

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SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Diverse, experimental sampling of short stories by a talented new generation of Chinese writers. Read full book review >

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FICTION RUINED MY FAMILY by Jeanne Darst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"A comic tale of a drifting writer's stumblings beyond her family's eccentricities onto her own path toward happiness."
A woman's post-adolescent coming-of-age amid her less-than-conventional family. Read full book review >

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Hagar's Last Dance by Maureen Klovers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A fiery, vividly drawn mystery, headlined by a particularly daring belly dancer."
A woman's double life throws her friends and family into a murderous tailspin. Read full book review >

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ALL THINGS MURDER by Jeanne Quigley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Quigley supplies more hugging, kissing and backbiting than actual suspense, especially since Veronica's detection skills partly rely on overhearing key conversations, but her genial debut ably captures small-town living and a sense of class and family."
In Quigley's debut, a former star of daytime drama solves a hometown mystery in the Adirondacks. Read full book review >

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HAUNTED by Jeanne Glidewell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 2012

"The unlikely ending of Lexie's third (The Extinguished Guest, 2010, etc.) caps the escapades of a sleuth many readers may find annoying at best."
The haunted-house tour a 50-ish Kansas widow and her significant other plan at his inn provides more jolts than they bargained for. Read full book review >