Search Results: "Jenny Shank"


BOOK REVIEW

SHANK by Roderick Anscombe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1996

"Showing a deeply disturbing insight into all those parts of yourself you'd rather not think about, Anscombe's produced an alarmingly off-kilter odyssey that starts as chastely as The Collector before ending up like one of Jim Thompson's wilder nightmares. ($250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A mesmerizing, blackly comic confessional from a man whose troubles are just beginning when he kills his wife. Read full book review >

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THE RINGER by Jenny Shank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Shank's first at-bat as a novelist is a hit."
Salvador Santillano dies on the shabby bedroom floor of a suspected drug lair, shot by Ed O'Fallon, a police officer: a by-the-book SWAT raid—at the wrong address. Read full book review >

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SPINNING JENNY by Sylvia Ann McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A strong, often poignant illustration of slavery's destructiveness."
McLain's character-driven debut historical novel blends a tale of ill-fated love with a scathing indictment of slavery. Read full book review >

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CREEPING JENNY by John Sherwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A prologue compares the snubbing of a local absentee squire to the anger of Achilles—an ironic but apt figure for the hyperinflation of village minutiae in this most British puzzler."
Yet another trip down the Miss Marple trail (her own phrase) for Celia Grant of Archerscroft Nurseries (The Hanging Garden, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >

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JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SHANK by Jeffery Renard Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"If there's any justice, Allen's visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject's performances, should propel him to the front rank of American novelists."
One of America's most gifted novelists projects dark and daring speculations upon the incredible-but-true 19th-century story of a child piano prodigy who was blind, autistic and a slave. Read full book review >

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CAN DO, JENNY ARCHER by Ellen Conford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"Sixth in a popular series. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The school is buying video equipment with the proceeds from a scrap-metal drive, and the student who collects the most cans will get to direct the first film! Read full book review >