Search Results: "Jennifer Belle"


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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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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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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 >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JENNIFER EGAN
by Rachel Sugar

Manhattan Beach is not the novel Jennifer Egan set out to write, in large part because Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner, doesn’t write by following plans. “I don’t really know what I’m going to do before I do it,” she tells me over salads—she recommends the arugula, “if you’re in a salad-y mood, it’s very salad-y”—at Olea in her ...


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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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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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GO ASK ALICE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
by Jennie K.

 

BOOK REPORT for The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Anti-Bonus Factor: Small-Minded Small Town

Relationship Status: See You at School

 

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

The cover brings to mind the old chestnut, “Sticks and stones may break my bones ...


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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 >

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THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A compelling adventure."
On the day after Iris and Will's seventh wedding anniversary, they're ready to start trying for a baby. But all is not as it seems. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN'T DIG UP DIRT WITHOUT GETTING DIRTY
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly 

Cover Story: Pretty Grave
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Old-Fashioned
Bonus Factors: Feminism, Mystery
Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

 

Cover Story: Pretty Grave

Given that this is neither a ghost story nor a zombie book, I might have gone a different direction with the artwork, but ...


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