Search Results: "Jennifer McVeigh"


BOOK REVIEW

LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers who want a story that keeps them on edge will enjoy this historical novel rich with emotional and sociopolitical drama."
During the waning years of the British Empire, a young woman returns to her father's Kenyan farm after boarding school in England only to find home is no longer the safe, happy place she recalls. Read full book review >

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THE FEVER TREE by Jennifer McVeigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"Readers might argue that the ending's a bit weak when compared to the boldness of the rest of the story, but that's a minor issue. Overall, this story's a gem."
South Africa's corrupt and disease-riddled diamond industry in the 1880s serves as a gritty setting for newcomer McVeigh's historical novel about a young English woman's journey toward self-enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION by Barbara McVeigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2016

"The author's sailing expeditions may be of more interest to readers than the wandering voyage of self-discovery."
An environmentalist filmmaker recalls her long journey toward fulfilling her dream. 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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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

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. 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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BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD by Jennifer Yerkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This highly original and thought-provoking picture book will appeal to the peek-a-boo sensibilities of the youngest readers and also have aesthetic appeal for parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The funny little white bird is almost invisible against his white background, unnoticed and, consequently, sad. Read full book review >

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CHICK 'N' PUG MEET THE DUDE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Skip this one in favor of Sattler's Uh-Oh, Dodo! (2013) and Pig Kahuna (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd-couple friends Chick and Pug return in a nonsensical tale so slender that it barely registers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE YOU LATER, MOM! by Jennifer Northway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This straightforward tale of a boy's adjustment to preschool is not a new story, but the presence of children of various races adds a realistic touch, and it will provide warmth and reassurance to children who may be nervous about starting school. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Many children are anxious about starting school, and William is no exception. Read full book review >