Search Results: "Jehanne Wake"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A diverse work that requires readers to have multiple personalities—historians, worshippers of wealth and royalty, investment bankers and fashion freaks."
Wake (Kleinwort Benson: The History of Two Families in Banking, 1997, etc.) delivers a multiple biography of the fortunate Caton sisters, who flourished in Maryland and abroad, mostly during the Regency period and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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WAKE by Anna Hope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fresh, confident, yet understated, Hope's first work movingly revisits immense tragedy while also confirming her own highly promising ability."
The echoes of warfare reverberate through an evocative debut which considers the lasting impact of military carnage on those left to carry on. Read full book review >

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WAKE by Lisa McMann
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 4, 2008

"McMann lures teens in by piquing their interest in the mysteries of the unknown, and keeps them with quick-paced, gripping narration and supportive characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Dealing with an alcoholic single mother and endless hours of working at Heather Nursing Home to raise money for college, high-school senior Janie Hannagan doesn't need more problems. Read full book review >

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WAKE by Beth Goldner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Breezy first collection, with some potential."
Jaunty tales about traditional female goals of family and fulfillment, told in brash, nontraditional scenarios. Read full book review >

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WAKE by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Whether they'll feel motivated to pick up the next three books is anyone's guess. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
In self-publishing phenom Hocking's (Ascend, 2012) disappointing foray into new paranormal territory, one night of partying on the beach leaves 16-year-old Gemma with more than a hangover. Read full book review >

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Java Wake by Mike O'Quin Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"An atmospheric debut, but the leisurely plot hinders the thrills."
One man's business trip to a foreign country changes his life irrevocably in O'Quin's debut inspirational suspense novel. Read full book review >

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DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson's Lusitania (2014), also publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Larson's is the superior account."
Larson (In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, 2011, etc.) once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.Read full book review >

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OLA’S WAKE by B.J. Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Comforting for children who have experienced the passing of a loved one. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Inspired by girlhood vacations in the Ozarks and by her own mother, Stone (Girl on the Bluff, not reviewed) has created a quiet novel about ten-year-old Josie and her single mother Ginny, who travel from their home in Texas to Missouri to attend the funeral of Josie's great-grandmother, Ola. Read full book review >

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FALLON'S WAKE by Randy Lee Eickhoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"255), will appear in March 2000."
Three years ago IRA assassin Tomas Fallon retired from the killing business and settled into a small cottage on Long Woman's Grave. Read full book review >

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ALEX'S WAKE by Martin Goldsmith
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-researched, thorough reckoning of this shameful past."
A child of persecuted German Jews remembers his tormented, perished forebears—and makes peace with the country that hounded them to death. Read full book review >