Search Results: "Jennie Ketcham"


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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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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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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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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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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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BACH'S BIG ADVENTURE by Sallie Ketcham
Released: March 1, 1999

"Bush's illustrations are most transporting when offering details of the landscape, but his protagonist is too impish to give the story much authority. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-531-33140-7 Ketcham's first book is based on an allegedly true story of a childhood incident in the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. 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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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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FOOTSTEPS IN THE BLOOD by Jennie Melville
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Red herrings abound, and Melville's style is more than a bit precious—but enough tension is generated to hold you to the finish of this woman-focused police procedural."
Chief Superintendent Charmian Daniels—settled in her cozy Windsor house (Dead Set, etc.) and about to climb yet another rung of the police corporate ladder—has made enemies along the way. 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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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 >