Search Results: "Jessica Abel"


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JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"A nice piece of work, as therapy and as narrative."
A powerful case study on the effects of early emotional trauma, recall and gradual recovery, from psychotherapist Von Glahn. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Kevin Henkes
Released: March 20, 1989

Ruthie has an imaginary friend who reflects Ruthie's feelings and takes the blame for whatever mischief is going on—in spite of Ruthie's parents' occasional exasperation: "There is no Jessica." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it."
A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general. Read full book review >

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LA PERDIDA by Jessica Abel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"An emotional, beautifully crafted odyssey that not only utilizes but transcends both navel-gazing self-discovery and backpackers-in-peril clichés."
Nice Chicago girl goes to Mexico City and ends up with far more than she can handle. Read full book review >

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TRISH TRASH ROLLERGIRL OF MARS by Jessica Abel
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"It's a bit too ambitious, but readers should find it intriguing enough to be hopeful about subsequent volumes. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
Living on Mars, an adolescent girl dreams of leaving her farm and joining the hoverderby. Read full book review >

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FINDING JESSICA by Parker Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A not-so-mysterious murder mystery, but its enigmatic protagonist effortlessly carries the story."
In Riggs' debut thriller, a New England-based private eye finds herself embroiled in a murder case when someone shoots her friend and employee. Read full book review >

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RAISING ABEL by Carolyn Nash
Released: Nov. 5, 2011

"A sobering but uplifting tale of love that never gives up; dramatically told, ultimately rewarding."
A woman of remarkable resourcefulness single-handedly raises a troubled child all the way to manhood in this intimate and inspiring blog-to-book memoir. Read full book review >

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RAISING ABEL by W. Michael Gear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 25, 2002

"Shrewd details and effectively spun stereotypes. Though the revelation doesn't quite live up to the foreshadowing, clean, polished prose makes the many pages seem fewer than they are."
The bestselling veteran duo (Dark Inheritance, 2001, etc.) offers a timely thriller with enough science for verisimilitude and enough visceral charge for escapism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"An absorbing story about adoption and much more."
A touching joint memoir by a birth mother and her adopted daughter about their lives apart and the close bond they shared until Crumpacker's recent death. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR & ABEL by Annette Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Pleasant enough but curiously dull, with few surprises and little suspense. Best for those greatly devoted to love stories in the Bridges of Madison County vein."
Love among the geezers, rather staidly told but touching nonetheless, by Texas author Sanford (Crossing Shattuck Bridge, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOSING JESSICA by Robby DeBoer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1994

"A sometimes absorbing, often superficial memoir that is far less meaty than the New Yorker's treatment of a year ago. (Two eight-page inserts of b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Redbook; author tour)"
A sincere but tedious rehashing of the ``Baby Jessica'' saga by former adoptive mother DeBoer. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2008

"A valuable resource for all interested in the field and a natural companion to Scott McCloud's quintessential texts Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics. (appendices, index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. YA & adult)"
Smartly designed and easy to understand, Abel and Madden's text is an edifying course in creating comics. Read full book review >