Search Results: "Jennie Fields"


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JENNIE by Douglas Preston
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

An anthropologist and his family take a chimpanzee into their home and make more of a fuss over the animal than readers are likely to in a first novel by science writer Preston (Cities of Gold, 1992). Read full book review >

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LILY BEACH by Jennie Fields
Released: May 1, 1993

"Like Lily herself, a strangely addictive—and intriguing—first work of fiction."
A first novel that tells—solemnly if captivatingly—of a budding artist who seeks love and fulfillment despite her ignominious beginnings. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE AGES by Jennie Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Warm and welcoming fiction that should benefit from some very strong word-of-mouth."
A New York architect loses her job and falls in love—in this spry little Brooklyn-set romance. Read full book review >

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CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY by Jennie Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"A standard-issue fairy tale, then, rescued from potential dreariness by its likable characters and its nostalgic and vivid rendering of a neighborhood where benign nosiness still reigns."
From the author of Lily Beach (1993), a pleasant-enough love- cures-all saga set in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the brink of gentrification. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF DESIRE by Jennie Fields
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"One doesn't have to be an Edith Wharton fan to luxuriate in the Wharton-esque plotting and prose Fields so elegantly conjures."
Joining the burgeoning genre of novels concerning famous people's unknown subordinates, Fields (The Middle Ages, 2003, etc.) offers a fictionalized account of Edith Wharton's troubled love life in large part through the eyes of her former governess and lifelong secretary, Anna Bahlmann. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"A conscientious undertaking that offers plenty of food for thought."
The eventful life of Winston Churchill's mother, recounted by a writer who has penned similar tomes on Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. Read full book review >

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I AM JENNIE by Jennie Ketcham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Ketcham is obviously a spirited, intelligent and painfully earnest young woman who wants others to learn from her mistakes, but her understanding of herself and the world around her is too limited to make her story instructive."
A former porn star's account of her disillusionment with the industry and quest to forge a new identity. Read full book review >

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Released: July 28, 2014

"An enjoyable debut book for intermediate readers, but a stronger edit might have maximized its appeal."
A little girl's friends and siblings scheme to keep her sleepwalking habit under control in this debut children's chapter book. Read full book review >

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Released: April 9, 2014

"UFO conspiracy theories, delivered in red-alert tones by an atypical follower."
Vernon, in his debut, tells how his boyhood sighting of a "flying saucer" over his neighbor's house led him on a lifelong quest into UFO encounters and shadowy government scheming. Read full book review >

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Elysian Fields by Mark LaFlaur
Released: March 6, 2013

"A wholly involving story with Faulkner-ian characters in a fully realized setting."
A dysfunctional family reflects the decay of New Orleans in debut author LaFlaur's tale of brotherly love and menace. Read full book review >