Search Results: "Jeannette Angell"


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CALLGIRL by Jeannette Angell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"While this reads like a memoir, a faint suspicion lingers that it could be fiction, like the author's previous work (The Illusionist, 2000, etc.). Either way, it provides a revelatory view of a life few women know much about."
Engrossing, no-holds-barred story of a college lecturer by day and a callgirl by night. Read full book review >

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MADAM by Jeannette Angell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Surprisingly dull for a book about a woman whose job it is to sell fantasies."
A fictionalized account of the making of a madam, by the author of the memoir Callgirl (2004). Read full book review >

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YOURS TRULY by Judie Angell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1993

"A bleak book, far less frothy than some of Angell's recent offerings, that offers some hope—Nicole still cares and has real strengths, though after more than two years of turmoil and reassessment the outlook for her remains precarious. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her parents separate because of her father's involvement with drugs, Nicole recounts her own drifting journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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"A bleak book, far less frothy than some of Angell's recent offerings, that offers some hope—Nicole still cares and has real strengths, though after more than two years of turmoil and reassessment the outlook for her remains precarious."
After her parents separate because of her father's involvement with drugs, Nicole recounts her own drifting journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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Before Sliced Bread by Jeannette Kerr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Well-written, mouthwatering, and nostalgic—an excellent addition to the literature of North American cooking."
This memoir of a Canadian girlhood affectionately combines recollections with recipes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2000

"Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest."
A cable TV gossip spills the beans about a lot, if not all, the tricks of her feline trade and, naturally, delivers plenty of old and new dirt along with it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2001

"Written with Angell's usual economy and intelligence, and with a tact that matches its subject's reticence, this look at an unusual baseball life will appeal to all students of the game—even those who have little use for the Yankees."
A look at the life, last Yankee season, and psyche of an elder statesman of the pitching rubber. Read full book review >

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LET ME FINISH by Roger Angell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2006

"Graceful and deeply felt."
A collection of personal pieces, combined into an affecting memoir by longtime New Yorker editor Angell. Read full book review >

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THIS OLD MAN by Roger Angell
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"As this ebullient and eloquent collection amply shows, Angell can deftly touch that reader, on whom he bestows this lovely gift."
A miscellany of memorable prose. Read full book review >

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MATTERS OF CHANCE by Jeannette Haien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Far from groundbreaking fiction, but a gratifying, companionable read nonetheless."
Septuagenarian Haien's second novel (The All of It, 1986) is a simplistic though satisfying and pretty much traditional family chronicle. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN FRIENDS by Jeannette Ferrary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 1991

"Privileged glimpses, then, for fellow worshippers."
No doubt Mary Frances Kennedy (known as MFK) Read full book review >

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IT'S MY PARTY by Jeannette  Watson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A fact-filled, tiresome memoir that leaves readers wanting more of some topics and far less of others."
A member of a celebrity family shares her life story. Read full book review >