Search Results: "Jennie Shortridge"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LOVE WATER MEMORY by Jennie Shortridge
Released: April 2, 2013

"Predictable, but sweet-natured and mildly absorbing."
Rescued from San Francisco Bay with no memory of her former life, Lucie Walker tries to reconnect with her fiance and unearth the dark secrets from her past. 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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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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GATHER THE DAUGHTERS by Jennie Melamed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Fearsome, vivid, and raw: Melamed's work describes a world of indoctrination and revolt."
A band of young girls grows to undermine the world they were born into. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE HERE by Jennie Yabroff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A lukewarm work of realism layered with elements of fantasy and mystery. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Tess who could see the future. Read full book review >

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COMPLICITY by Jennie Melville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Others should steer clear."
"Quirky" does not begin to describe this American debut of a 1969 novel that predates the Charmian Daniels series (The Morbid Kitchen, 1996, etc.). 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 >