Search Results: "Jesse Lee Kercheval"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"More serious elements (war, death, irrational nationalism) hardly provide ballast for much whimsy and sweet uplift: a pleasure to read that falls short of lasting resonance."
Love (with some help from magic and coincidence) conquers all for a rich young American widow and a stateless vagrant in Paris in 1929: a charming first novel—literary in style (portions first appeared in journals like Boulevard and Indiana Review) and feel- good in impact. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A SILENT MOVIE by Jesse Lee Kercheval
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"Kercheval (Brazil, 2010, etc.) delves deeply into the rawest of emotions and the most wrenching of choices, richly detailing each twist and turn with grace."
In this sharply drawn chronicle of grief, a woman reassembles her identity through her father's art and her brother's tenuous offer of a new life. Read full book review >

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SPACE by Jesse Lee Kercheval
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A familiar coming-of-age story, but punctuated by the romance and thunder of rockets entering space. (Author tour)"
A sweetly honest memoir of a girl growing up amid the glare of the rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Read full book review >

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OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK by Jesse Klausmeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A delightful and timely homage to reading and, more, to books themselves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You really can't judge a book by its cover! Read full book review >

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William the Conqueror vs King Harold by Jesse Lee Vint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2015

"Whether interested in the history of the Middle Ages or just looking for a thrilling tale of knights, warfare, romance, and intrigue, readers can't go wrong with this one."
Prepare to have your buckles swashed: in the tradition of Sir Thomas Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur, this historical fiction depicts the people and events leading to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A frequently hysterical confessional from a teen narrator who won't be able to convince readers he's as unlikable as he wants them to believe. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >

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SUNSTROKE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"Funny, exciting and stylishly written—a delicious tour de force not to be missed."
From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Bering ranges comfortably among evolutionary biology, psychology and philosophical concerns, and finds the good science in belief."
Evolutionary psychologist Bering (Cognition and Culture/Queen's Univ., Belfast) examines the part played by belief in the evolutionary past. Read full book review >

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BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS by Jesse Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Twenty-eight short pieces that are always playful but rarely profound."
Actor Eisenberg pokes fun at our relationships to the past, each other, and ourselves in his debut collection. Read full book review >

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HOW DID I GET HERE? by Jesse Browner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"A searching, occasionally profound collection/memoir."
A United Nations staffer and novelist meditates on the question of "how…the life we live relate[s] to lives we might have lived or ought to have lived." Read full book review >