Search Results: "Jeanne Prevost"


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IT'S RAINING PUPS AND DOGS by Jeanne Prevost
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's a sensitive introduction to a difficult topic, but parents should be ready for difficult questions. (author's note, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An understanding dad shows his daughter why it's best for their dog not to have puppies in this well-meaning, earnest story about pet overpopulation. Read full book review >

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SNOB ZONES by Lisa Prevost
Released: May 7, 2013

"Moves the argument well past simple 'not in my backyard' sentiments—though more perspectives and stronger storytelling might have made a good book even better."
Real estate journalist Prevost makes a strong argument against restrictive zoning in elitist Northeastern communities. Read full book review >

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MALLAST by Bob Prevost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2012

"A fact-filled but somewhat dry look at farm life in 19th-century America."
In a bid to avoid military conscription, a farming family leaves its Prussian home in the 1880s to seek a new future in the United States in this debut historical novel. 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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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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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 >

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CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though the novel has a softer bite than the best satires (Fay Weldon's, for one), it offers a lot of witty charm."
In this slim comic treatise on the social status of middle-aged women, Clover Hobart disappears. Read full book review >

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BONES OF CONTENTION by Jeanne Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Matthews's debut provides a lively updating of that classic mystery setup, the reading of the will, rife with squabbling kinfolk, quirky Strine (Aussie slang) and a nice introduction to Dinah, who is between jobs and between lovers."
Cui bono, mate? Read full book review >