Search Results: "Jennie Fields"


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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 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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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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POP-UP NEW YORK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A pleasing tribute to New York's bright lights, unique sights and architectural flights. (Pop-up informational picture book. 6-10)"
A breezy 3-D ramble through the core of the Big Apple, from Battery Park to the Bronx Zoo. Read full book review >

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HERBIE'S BIG ADVENTURE by Jennie Poh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A charming story that explores a child's newfound independence. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young hedgehog leaves home for his first solo adventure. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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GHOSTING by Jennie Erdal
Released: April 12, 2005

"Still, a gracefully executed hall of mirrors."
A Scottish ghostwriter materializes with a florid, aphoristic, generous account of her nearly 15-year association with Quartet Books in England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A survivor's story that is both upbeat and candid."
Magazine writer Nash (Altared States, not reviewed) shares her experience of breast cancer. Read full book review >

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WHOEVER HAS THE HEART by Jennie Melville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 1994

"Several psychics wander in and out of a plot spun in cryptic prose that tends to flatten suspense, A mildly engrossing midlevel entry in this series of offbeat procedurals."
British policewoman Charmian Daniels has reached a high rank in her Windsor-based unit (Windsor Red, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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WITCHING MURDER by Jennie Melville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"Melville's best since Windsor Red (1988)."
Chief Superintendent Charmian Daniels is on leave, spending time in her small house in Windsor, musing about the activities of neighbor Winifred Eagle, who owns a nasty cat at odds with Charmian's Muff and who frequently hosts what appears to be a coven of ``white'' witches centered around Caprice Dash, owner of a health-food store in town. Read full book review >