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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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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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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THE GATEKEEPERS by Jen Lancaster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An oversimplified take on the profoundly complex problem of teen suicide. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the pressure to excel becomes too much, a group of teens bands together to save each other. 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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PROTECT ME FROM MYSELF
by Rosemary Hallmark

BOOK REPORT for The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster

Cover Story: Sir Mix-a-Lot
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said (and He Said, and She Said)
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sir Mix-a-Lot

Are Big Butts the new Big Face? I certainly hope ...


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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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THE FUTURE WE LEFT BEHIND by Mike A. Lancaster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Technology aside, this future looks unimaginatively like the present, from university curriculum to social structures. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
This sequel to Human.4 (2012) portrays a not-exactly-science-y future. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES OF THE FALLEN by Aya Lancaster
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"An unexpected and original take on the supernatural crime thriller."
A supernatural conspiracy thriller that offers readers a humanistic view of the spiritual realms of heaven and hell. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: He Said

Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, UMass Amherst

Relationship Status: Be My World-Maker

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Whoever designed this cover just gets this book. This isn’t a cut and dry love story; there’s ...


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DOTWAV by Mike A. Lancaster
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This one's a page-turner. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Combining a love of science fiction with modern technology and some very original thinking, this novel takes a look at some of society's preconceived notions from a slightly off-kilter view. Read full book review >