Search Results: "Jenn Crowell"


BOOK REVIEW

NECESSARY MADNESS by Jenn Crowell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1997

"A highly promising debut. (First printing of 150,000; film rights to Sony; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; $150,000 ad/promo)"
Not only a first novel, but a first by a now-18-year-old writer—yet, surprisingly, this tale of a young woman's grief over the death of her artist husband tugs at the heartstrings with the best of them. 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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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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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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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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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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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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THE TROUT POND by Hubert Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"Historical fiction that unsuccessfully tries to tie its grand-scale vision to a small-town focus."
The quiet town of Providence, Kentucky, becomes part of a surge in organized crime in Crowell's (A Few Caves and Cavers of the Southeast, 2016, etc.) historical mystery, based partly on true events. Read full book review >

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CHINABERRY SIDEWALKS by Rodney Crowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"An unbalanced, frequently depressive autobiography that primarily focuses on the past, leaving little room for the author's resoundingly successful present."
A Grammy-winning singer/songwriter reveals the early genesis of his family, predating a marriage to Rosanne Cash (whose 2010 memoir, Composed, is a can't-miss) and the ascent to musical stardom. 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 >