Search Results: "Jess Bravin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A damning, brave book by an author who is legitimately outraged by what he uncovered."
The Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal exposes the post-9/11 legal morass resulting in the detention of alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1997

"Bravin's research on the crucial years is admirable, but his final product is incomplete and only intermittently interesting. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Buzz magazine; author tour)"
This biography of Lynette ``Squeaky'' Fromme—would-be assassin of President Ford—leaves large portions of her life unexplored, focusing in full only on her years in the Manson Family and her attempt to shoot the president. Read full book review >

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JESS WAS THE BRAVE ONE by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Told with vigor and gentle humor, an unusually fresh look at a perennially interesting theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Jess loves thunderstorms and can be counted on to take a strange dog in stride; her older sister Claire—blessed with what her dad terms ``an overactive imagination''—``bleats'' at a tree's windy heights and anticipates a shot as ``a dagger,'' not the ``mosquito bite'' the doctor promises. Read full book review >

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JESS AND THE STINKY COWBOYS by Janice Lee Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers will be seeking sequels. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Deputy Jess and her aunt Gussy have been left in charge of Snake Gulch by Jess's father, the Sheriff. Read full book review >

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JESS, CHUNK, AND THE ROAD TRIP TO INFINITY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Well-meaning and timely but not as strong as Meredith Russo's If I Was Your Girl and Brie Spangler's Beast (both 2016). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A trans girl artist goes on a road trip with her fat best friend and publicly dresses as her true self for the first time. Read full book review >

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I KNOW SASQUATCH by Jess Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Despite its clever multimedia illustrative style reminiscent of the Knuffle Bunny books, this forgettable story lacks the substance to recommend it beyond a cursory source of cuteness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The truth about Sasquatch is revealed. Read full book review >

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MARCH OF CRIME by Jess Lourey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Earthy language, quirky suspects, and much related tomfoolery for those who like their comic mayhem painted in broad strokes."
The founding member of the Murder-by-Month club is at it again. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >

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WE LIVE IN WATER by Jess Walter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A witty and sobering snapshot of recession-era America."
The debut story collection from Walter proves he's as skilled at satire and class commentary in the short form as in his novels (Beautiful Ruins, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A superb romp."
Hollywood operators and creative washouts collide across five decades and two continents in a brilliant, madcap meditation on fate. Read full book review >

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BABY SITTER by Jess Stockham
illustrated by Jess Stockham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Other books include Sleepover (ISBN: 978-1-84643-280-4), Nursery (ISBN: 978-1-84643-281-1) and Big Day Out (ISBN: 978-1-84643-282-8). (Board book. 2-4)"
A toddler's first evening with a babysitter receives a relentlessly positive spin in this entry in the First Time series. Read full book review >

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THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS by Jess Walter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Midlife crisis farce laced with some larger truths about how we live now."
Unemployed suburban dad teetering on the brink comes up with a high-risk, recession-proof way to get out of debt. Read full book review >