Search Results: "Jenny Siler"


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SHOT by Jenny Siler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"Aside from a credibility-challenging hostage scene at the end, Siler hits her marks with quick, fast takes packed with telling clues and sharp details."
Siler (Iced, 2001, etc.) introduces another tough but tender protagonist, this one determined to uncover the truth behind her spouse's death. Read full book review >

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FLASHBACK by Jenny Siler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2004

"A refreshing but too-brief turn on the international thriller—with better prose, but no more credibility than Ludlum."
Siler's fourth tries for Robert Ludlum intrigue and almost beats the plot twister at his own game. Read full book review >

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ICED by Jenny Siler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2001

"Tightly plotted, thoroughly enjoyable, angst-filled: a tough-gal follow-up to Siler's excellent Easy Money (1999)."
A smart, sexy repo-lady battles Russian hoods, a nasty hit-girl, and her dysfunctional family's uncertain past in what should be the first in a bang-up series. Read full book review >

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EASY MONEY by Jenny Siler
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A bumpy, bloody road trip into a dark past and darker present from a writer who may have what it takes to become a genre star."
Breezy, cooly violent action debut featuring a two-fisted, pistol-packing tough gal courier chased by bad guys across a shattered, washed-up-and-left-for-dead American heartland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Self-regarding but revealing."
Intimate memoir of the criminal underground from an atypically blue-collar art thief. 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 >