Search Results: "Jennifer Belle"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEST IN SPRINGTIME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Welcome additions. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This bilingual offering blooms. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EXPECTING by Lula Belle
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A sharp, satisfying exploration of some of today's most controversial topics."
Belle's debut novel is a quirky alternate history from the perspective of a precocious, politically astute—and pregnant—teenager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY PURSE by Belle DeMont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Affirming of gender nonconformity if somewhat fragmented. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A purse-wearing boy inspires others to wear and do what they wish, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. Read full book review >

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FOO, THE FLYING FROG OF WASHTUB POND by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Luckily for Foo, this story ends in sweet lessons of friendship and humility, not a fatal burst. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Foo Frog, Sue-Lin Salamander and Mao-Mao Mudpuppy share a special web-footed friendship. Read full book review >