Search Results: "Jen Larsen"


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FUTURE PERFECT by Jen Larsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An absorbing look at the cultural obsession with women's weight and how much energy and effort it takes to live an authentic life on one's own terms. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior strives to realize her dream of attending Harvard despite financial limitations and her dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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STRANGER HERE by Jen Larsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Raw vulnerability and rigorous emotional honesty make this weight-loss memoir compelling and memorable."
An arresting memoir about the author's experience with weight-loss surgery. 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 RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A lackluster offering, with an abundance of information but little critical distance or depth. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access to his papers—to deliver a hefty but hollow biography of the illustrious expositor of world myths. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by K.J. Larsen
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Light fare, focusing on the heroine's family rather than her burgeoning business or romance, that's more interested in developing her relationships than building suspense."
A private eye's latest case leads her back to her own family of Chicago's finest, giving her a chance to solve the crime while eating her Mama's cooking. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND WINTER by Craig Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Larsen creates a darkly sensual world in which evil impulses often triumph, but not always."
Danish resistance fighters are often as brutal as the occupying Nazis in Larsen's (Mania, 2009) luridly dark exploration into the ways that "war can make criminals of heroes…and heroes of criminals." Read full book review >

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ASSASSIN'S SILENCE by Ward Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"An engrossing narrative filled with a lively cast of characters."
After faking his own death, a Mossad assassin is at the center of international political intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE LUCK OF JUDE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2011

"Purposeful but not preachy. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Violence paradoxically begets friendship in Larsen's simply told chapter-book debut. Read full book review >

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LIAR, LIAR by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of Jennifer Crusie will appreciate Larsen's debut, full of breezy comebacks and characters that come off the page."
A private eye searches for a suspect while her mother tries to find her a man. Read full book review >

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MANCHU PALACES by Jeanne Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exemplary novelist again makes history a playful parade of personalities, period details, and ordinary people conscripted by the times."
A luminous, self-contained, fluid world in which history, legend, and a religious quest create a portrait of an age—the glittering high noon of the Manchurian empire. Read full book review >