Search Results: "Jeffrey Lent"


BOOK REVIEW

A PECULIAR GRACE by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The ecstatic closing pages will strike some as over-the-top, but sensitively developed characters and gorgeous prose will keep most admirers of serious American fiction engaged in this moving, though flawed novel."
Another intense exploration of family ties, doomed love and existential questing from talented, risk-taking Lent (Lost Nation, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOST NATION by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lent is a writer who seems determined to scale some pretty formidable rhetorical and thematic heights. He's getting there."
A powerful impression of waste, loss, and guilt elevates the melodramatic and rather contrived content of this ambitious second novel by Vermont author Lent (In the Fall, 2000). Read full book review >

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AFTER YOU’VE GONE by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Readers will likely be angered by the arbitrary thwarting of two appealing characters, but the novel's prose is so gorgeous, its insights so mature, that they may be willing to accept its dark finale."
More strong, thoughtful fiction from Lent (A Peculiar Grace, 2007, etc.) about family ties and the hold of the past on protagonists pondering their direction into the future. Read full book review >

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IN THE FALL by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

Family history as a double helix of white and black reaching back across three troubled generations: a densely layered saga and remarkable debut. Read full book review >

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BEFORE WE SLEEP by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Beautifully written and powerfully compassionate: more fine work from a modern master."
The anxious aftermath of World War II and the turbulent confusion of the late 1960s provide the dual settings for Lent's latest exploration of the American psyche (A Slant of Light, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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A SLANT OF LIGHT by Jeffrey Lent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"More fine work from a writer who stirs both the head and the heart with powerful grace."
Another keening, moving novel steeped in American history and the rhythms of country life from Lent (After You've Gone, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >

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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE LENT HAND by Kathleen K.
Released: Nov. 12, 2011

"A comical, honest love story between two lost souls who complete each other."
A beautifully woven novel about an unusual boy and how he finds his way. 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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JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT by John Steptoe
Released: April 28, 1983

"The sanitation-man is a bore, the teacher is a horror—and if the lesson's supposed to be that kids can't do better, it's not much of one."
The idea behind that slangy title is pretty crude too—but in an almost prissy way. Read full book review >