Search Results: "Jenn Ashworth"


BOOK REVIEW

A KIND OF INTIMACY by Jenn Ashworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive debut that will remind some of the work of Patricia Highsmith. A nasty, but tough-to-put-down portrait of a sociopath."
A self-absorbed young woman cannot outrun her troubled past when she tries for a new start in a British suburb. Read full book review >

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ASHWORTH HALL by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Fans of the series will be delighted. (Author tour)"
There's trouble afoot as negotiators open a crucial 1890 conference on the fate of Ireland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"It's not easy being green, and Ashworth's accommodation agenda may remind some readers of the possibly apocryphal tale about the UN functionary who opined that Arabs and Jews should sit down and settle their differences like good Christians."
Ashworth (The Late, Great Lakes, 1986) makes a plausible if not wholly credible case for the offbeat proposition that ecology and economics, in concert, could provide the best response to both the escalating cost of living and a decline in the quality of life. Read full book review >

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SOULS OF MEN by A.R.  Ashworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The characterization is thin, and the violence against women goes well past gritty into gratuitous. Worthwhile only for thriller addicts with too much time on their hands."
DI Elaine Hope gets a promotion to DCI and a chance at romance in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A HOUSE OF FIRE by Andrea Ashworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 1998

"Her literary debut carries both—the beauty and the sting."
A young Englishwoman's tactile memoir of growing up amid economic hardship and violent dysfunction. Read full book review >

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HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE TO HOME by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions. (baseball glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Baseball, both minor league and Little League, forms the throughline for this exploration of grief. Read full book review >

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REALLY PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PERSON by Jenn McAllister
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vanity project that's for fans only. (Memoir. 13-17)"
A popular YouTuber releases her memoir. Read full book review >

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LETTING THE BODY LEAD by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Embarrassingly immature: a harmless story written in the sort of juvenile prose ('Being a woman in a body, and letting that body lead, is an act of blind trust') that good editors are not supposed to let into print."
Felicity goes to graduate school, cracks up, runs off to Iceland, and puts her head back together. Read full book review >

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14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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THE SPACE BETWEEN by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"An offbeat but overlong story of a romantic relationship."
In Crowell's (Etched on Me, 2014, etc.) novel, two long-distance friends admit their love for each other without fully considering the psychological consequences.Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A thought-provoking exploration of art as an expression of love and pain. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Take a contemporary San Francisco, add an undertone of classic Romeo and Juliet, some grit and viscera, and this story of two remarkable teens is the result.Read full book review >