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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STICKS AND STONES by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"It's only logical that Cat's second case (Liar, Liar, 2010) is a bit disjointed, since the author is a nom de plume of three sisters. Tighter editing might return the series to its former glory."
Suspects abound when an unscrupulous blackmailer is found dead by a private eye and her histrionic assistant. Read full book review >

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THE TULIP AND THE POPE by Deborah Larsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lyrical, subtle memoir."
Poet and novelist Larsen (The White, 2002) recalls the years she spent in a Roman Catholic convent, and why she decided to leave. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAINTY by Michael Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fast-moving thriller that's also a modish, moody catalogue of the number of tools—pills, liquor, psychotherapy, computers, the media—up-to-the-minute moderns have developed to distance themselves from themselves. (First printing of 35,000)"
Larsen's 1994 novel, a bestseller in its native Denmark, is a deconstructionist detective story in which every scrap of evidence leads further away from the truth. Read full book review >

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BRONZE MIRROR by Jeanne Larsen
Released: July 18, 1991

"A quite special pleasure."
A dazzling extension of the author's Silk Road (1989)—not a sequel but a reprise, with new casting, of Larsen's time-riddling, worlds-whirling magical show, which again takes place in the palaces of the immortals (wherever they may be—some are underwater), also on the earth of medieval China (here, the Southern Soong of A.D. 1136), and spaces in-between. ``All desires bring about consequences.'' The Yellow Emperor, his court, and the Silkweb Princess, his wife, with her seven goddesses-in-waiting, should have harkened to this wisdom of the bodhisattva, Guan-yin the Compassionate. Read full book review >

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I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Imaginative, original, nicely surreal—and hyperpigmentarily so."
Strange things happen when Radar Radmanovic is around. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED WORKS OF T.S. SPIVET by Reif Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Only sales will tell if Larsen's debut was worth the hefty advance paid by the publisher."
A coming-of-age novel that works very hard to charm. Read full book review >