Search Results: "Jeannette Walls"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Walls turns what could have been another sentimental girl-on-the-run-finds-home cliché into a fresh consideration of both adolescence and the South on the cusp of major social change."
Memoirist Walls, who has written about her own nomadic upbringing (The Glass Castle, 2006) and her remarkable grandmother (the novelized biography Half Broke Horses, 2009), turns to out-and-out fiction in this story about two young sisters who leave behind their life on the road for the small Virginia town their mother escaped years before. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story."
An account of growing up nomadic, starry-eyed, and dirt poor in the '60s and '70s, by gossip journalist Walls (Dish, 2000). Read full book review >

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HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Like her grandmother, Walls knows how to tell a story with love and grit."
After a fascinating memoir about her vagabond parents (The Glass Castle, 2005), Walls turns her sights on her maternal grandmother Lily Casey Smith, who died when Walls was eight. 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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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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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 >

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WHOSE NOSE? by Jeannette Rowe
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A handsome, participatory, and potentially thought-provoking early natural history. (Picture book. 3-5)"

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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 >