Search Results: "Jen Lancaster"


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TWISTED SISTERS by Jen Lancaster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A meandering midsection—extended digressions on Godfather shtick, anyone?—may discourage some readers from persevering until the truly satisfying closing twist."
A TV psychologist shrinks from facing her own sibling rivalry issues. Read full book review >

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I REGRET NOTHING by Jen Lancaster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Occasionally entertaining yet featherweight capers of an overweight woman trying to be cheery and carefree through her middle-age years."
How one woman tackled some of the things on her mid-40s bucket list. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2006

"Alternately appalling, aggravating and amusing."
Carrie Bradshaw meets Barbara Ehrenreich in this memoir about white-collar unemployment after the dot-com bubble burst. Read full book review >

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HERE I GO AGAIN by Jen Lancaster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Quantum physics was never funnier. A great read."
In a whimsical twist on the Back to the Future scenario, a bully returns to her high school days to right some wrongs. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"The source material occasionally feels overfamiliar, but Royle's meticulous research, supplemented by a useful appendix listing the main characters, makes this a welcome addition to the body of literature about this pivotal epoch in English history."
An account of the epic 15th-century battle for the crown of England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Likely to appeal only to Christian readers."
A mother's searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Recounting the adventures of the son of an imaginary Chinese emperor, a master storyteller once again weaves a compelling tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"Valuable environmental insight—a conservationist's delight."
Lancaster's (Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, 2007, etc.) combination reference manual, how-to guide and environmental manifesto offers a wealth of information about "water stewardship" for gardens, landscaping and everyday household use. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A quick read that tackles aging and domesticity with humor and insight."
A quirky, entertaining collection of essays about aging, drawn from the life of the author. Read full book review >