Search Results: "Jennifer Crusie"


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FAKING IT by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2002

"Perfect escapist fare: Who knew Ohio could be so much fun?"
A raunchy, romantic comedy about art forgery, thievery, and all manner of con-artistry that's as hard to resist as one of Davy Dempsey's cons. Read full book review >

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MAYBE THIS TIME by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A charmless romance, neither funny nor scary."
Crusie (Agnes and the Hitman, 2007, etc.) returns with a romantic comedy cum ghost story with facetious nods to Henry James and Daphne du Maurier. Read full book review >

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TELL ME LIES by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1998

"The identity of the killer is fairly obvious; somewhat implausibly, Maddie grows estranged from C.L. Still, for lovers of chocolate brownies, fairly explicit sex, and heroines who let it all hang out, an entertaining hardcover debut. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
A popular paperback author dives headfirst into familiar territory: the mystery romance. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO TEMPTATION by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Nevertheless, with her third seriously pleasing hardcover—bright, funny, sexy, and wise—it's time to welcome Crusie into the pantheon of top-flight romance writers."
If small towns are filled with heroes like Crusie's (Crazy for You, p. 163, etc.), then romance readers may begin to crowd the highways. Read full book review >

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CRAZY FOR YOU by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1999

"Crusie should stay with her strengths, which mark her as one of the few in the genre who can make you laugh out loud. (Author tour)"
Romance has a new star in Crusie (Tell Me Lies, 1998): if she had written Our Town, Emily Gibbs would have lived a longer life and died a happier woman. Read full book review >

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BET ME by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Bet you can't stop reading it. Absolutely, irresistibly hilarious."
A risk-averse actuary gets so lucky. Read full book review >

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FAST WOMEN by Jennifer Crusie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2001

"Move over, Susan Isaacs. Crusie is just as smart and sassy about the things a woman has to do to make love work, and a lot funnier to boot."
A dispirited divorcée goes to work for a detective agency, with all the resulting comedy and romance you'd expect from Crusie (Welcome to Temptation, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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AGNES AND THE HITMAN by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Lots of sugar and little substance, but a fun ride nonetheless."
Crusie and Mayer team up again (Don't Look Down, 2006) in a comic caper and raucous romance. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK DOWN by Jennifer Crusie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"Oddly wimpy and not much fun."
Mayer and the usually irresistible Crusie (Bet Me, 2004, etc.) stumble in this romantic action film of a novel about a woman trying to direct a romantic action film set near Savannah, Ga. 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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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 >