Search Results: "Jennifer Pharr Davis"


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CALLED AGAIN by Jennifer Pharr Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2013

"A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."
A celebrated long-distance hiker's account of how she captured the Appalachian Trail speed-hiking record. Read full book review >

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OUR FORMER LIVES IN ART by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"A highly uneven but ultimately worthwhile collection."
More scenes of the South in this story collection from Davis (Her Kind of Want, 2002). Read full book review >

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HER KIND OF WANT by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A talent still emerging and perhaps impeded by a preimagined vision of itself."
You know you're a redneck when there are so many of you trying to be outsiders that Barnes & Noble gives you your own section in the store. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"There's no huffing and puffing here but enough plot twists to bring smiles to young readers. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A red fox is the villain in this variant of "The Three Little Pigs." 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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NEAR THE HOPE by Jennifer Davis Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often compelling historical novel with a vivid, complex heroine."
An evocative, lyrical debut novel that chronicles one woman's journey from Barbados to America at the dawn of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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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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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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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. 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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YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
by Jennie K.

Cover credit: Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

BOOK REPORT for Moxie (ISBN13: 978-1-62672-635-2) by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: What’s Black and White and Full of Girl Power?

BFF Charm: Platinum

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Riot Grrl Twist

Bonus Factor: Intersectional Feminism

Relationship Status: Riot Reader

 

Cover Story: What’s Black and White and Full of Girl ...


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