Search Results: "Jenn Ashworth"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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ETCHED ON ME by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"With its deft plotting, rich characterization and often hilariously poignant dialogue, Crowell's (Letting the Body Lead, 2002, etc.) latest is a gem."
A courageous survivor of sexual abuse, Lesley Holloway has always cooperated with social services. That is, until they take her newborn daughter away from her and she has to battle to win her back. Read full book review >

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BAXTER GOES TO IMAGINATION LAND by Jenn Duggan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Lap readers are sure to enjoy this trip into a canine imagination—and use this journey to jump-start their own art projects."
A dog wonders why everything around him is so strange in this rhyming ode to imagination from debut author and illustrator Duggan. Read full book review >