Search Results: "Jennifer Belle"


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BELLE by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Byrne brings to this brief history an eye for telling details of daily life, slaveholders' unthinkable cruelty, and the fervent work of a few good men and women who changed their world."
A history of Britain's anti-slavery struggle that begins with a child. Read full book review >

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BELLE by Sarah Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Fine as a chaste novelty, but it may leave non-Amish folks wondering if this is a variation that needs to exist."
In an Amish tale not quite as old as time, a young woman marries a disfigured recluse to save her family's farm. Can love blossom from such a thorny transaction? Read full book review >

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LITTLE STALKER by Jennifer Belle
Released: May 17, 2007

"Darkly comic journey touching on love, art and the nature of obsession."
Young novelist stalled after the early success of her first book becomes increasingly fixated on a famous filmmaker she has admired since childhood. Read full book review >

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GOING DOWN by Jennifer Belle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Though finely detailed, and appealing in its madcap manner, this flurried portrait of city hustles and heartbreaks offers only a limited, eviscerated view of the perils of a life on the make."
A pleasing frolic on dangerous ground, this debut from Belle features a ditzy NYU coed's yearlong misadventures as a novice hooker, spiraling downward while she imagines herself on the road to better things. Read full book review >

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HIGH MAINTENANCE by Jennifer Belle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2001

"A meandering story, though funny enough in a blasé way, featuring sly asides on everything from the perfidy of men to the purpose of Thanksgiving turkeys."
Love and a nice apartment are hard to find in Manhattan, says this second novel by the author of Going Down (1996). Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN YEAR BITCH by Jennifer Belle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2010

"Belle (Little Stalker, 2007, etc.) has once again invented a hilarious heroine, one who manages to be far more memorable than the plot."
Successful Manhattan Mom's best-laid plans go haywire after she loses her Wall Street job. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL STACKERS by Jennifer Belle
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Nostrils,' the tone is generally tongue in cheek, making this an urbane counterpart for the corduroys and velvet dress set, to Steven Schnur's collections of seasonal acrostics. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Belle essays a crossover from her adult novels with 26 haiku-like verses in which the first letter of each line spells out an animal's name: "Can't wait to be / Alone in the house. / The sofa looks comfortable." Read full book review >

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NELLIE BELLE by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Sunny, reassuring fare for recent graduates from toddlerdom itching to leave safe harbors (for a time, at least) to check out new horizons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A canine explorer finds small adventures in the wide world outside her fenced yard. Read full book review >

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Hell's Belle by Karen Greco
Released: June 17, 2013

"A refreshing addition to the well-stocked vampire genre."
Another action-packed, supernatural crime-fighting offering from Greco (Bloody Boulevard, 2013). Read full book review >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >