Search Results: "Jeanne Eirheim"


BOOK REVIEW

I'M RIGHT HERE by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A gentle and reassuring depiction of the cycle of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is it OK to be afraid? 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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THE PENDERWICKS AT POINT MOUETTE by Jeanne Birdsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Somewhere, there are families like the Penderwicks. Lucky them. The rest of us just get to read about them. Lucky us. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Music and melodrama waft on the ocean breezes as the Penderwicks spend time on the Maine coast, in the third installment about this charming family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Readers will find this fast-paced and clever final installment closer to the original than either of the other sequels and will enjoy the logical future detailed at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Chronologically third, but listed as fourth in the Book of Ember series, the latest entry begins with an enticing vision of pre-Disaster events, in which the Builders of the underground city make provisions to assist the emerging Emberites. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Highly recommended—convincing and comprehensive."
Its subtitle notwithstanding, this is not a polemic but a cool and balanced analysis of our ailing health care system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED by Jeanne Glidewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2008

"A little mystery, a little romance, with the journey more satisfying than the destination."
Upon learning that her recently married daughter's husband may be a murderer, a mother embarks on a search for the truth in Glidewell's debut. 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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MANCHU PALACES by Jeanne Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exemplary novelist again makes history a playful parade of personalities, period details, and ordinary people conscripted by the times."
A luminous, self-contained, fluid world in which history, legend, and a religious quest create a portrait of an age—the glittering high noon of the Manchurian empire. Read full book review >