Search Results: "Jenny Guest"


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NO BOARDING PASSES FOR FLIES by Jenny Guest
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A well-constructed family chronicle that floats above the events of its characters' lives instead of diving into their emotional realities."
A young piano prodigy perseveres toward success despite the dysfunctional events of her childhood. Read full book review >

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TINY GREEN THUMBS by C.Z. Guest
Released: March 1, 2000

"Interspersed throughout the text are simple, child-friendly directions for engaging in the pleasures of gardening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Guest debuts in children's books with a story of intergenerational love, focusing on the gardening efforts of two small animals. Read full book review >

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THE COMIC BOOK WAR by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Built around a timely (ever timely, unfortunately) theme, this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting. (historical notes) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A teenager with three brothers fighting overseas in World War II concocts an elaborate coping mechanism that works to keep his anxieties down and his spirits up—until it doesn't. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An informative, engaging survey of the beneficial consequences of globalization."
A wide-ranging survey of the global impact of the 215 million people who live outside their countries of origin. Read full book review >

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FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline  Guest
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Despite the compelling premise, this latest book from Guest falls short of its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kai Hunter will not go to foster care. When her grandmother dies and leaves her all alone, she runs away from the Stoney Reserve near Calgary, Alberta, to make a new life for herself. Read full book review >

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THE TARNISHED EYE by Judith Guest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bit formulaic, but, still, brisk and highly readable: Guest (Errands, 1997, etc.) has a keen eye for the delicate fault lines that underlie family life and excels at showing us the ravages of domestic collapse."
In a classy domestic whodunit, a backwoods sheriff tracks the killer of a troubled Michigan family. Read full book review >

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DON'T DISAPPEAR by Nina Guest
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"The first installment of Guest's series breathes life into a compelling, relatable character that readers will gladly follow into subsequent volumes.
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Russian best-selling author Guest introduces English readers to Vicka Zotova, a young Soviet girl who falls in love with a KGB officer. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE THEORY ABOUT HAPPINESS by Paul Guest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"Inspiring and courageous."
In fulfilling the promise made in his third collection of poetry (My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge, 2008, etc.), Guest produces a memoir chronicling the life-altering accident that robbed him of an active childhood. Read full book review >

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GHOST MESSAGES by Jacqueline  Guest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"While Davy adds a never-scary paranormal twist, Ailish's multiple problems remain the primary focus of this only mildly exciting tale. (Paranormal historical fiction. 9-13)"
After 13-year-old Irish seer Ailish O'Connor's father brings home a thuggish drinking acquaintance, Rufus Dalton, the evil man beats her "da" senseless and steals their only thing of value, a gold statuette. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2014

"As much a philosophical novel as a travel story, Guest's first book is well worth a read."
Guest's first novel follows one man's journey across continents and out of an ordinary life. Read full book review >

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ERRANDS by Judith Guest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A fine performance—the children are complex and delightful, the emotion direct and compelling—though the story is a sad and gloomy one. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
The highly praised author of Ordinary People (1976) and Second Heaven (1982) expertly molds another melancholy story of midwestern, middle-class family love and loss. Read full book review >