Search Results: "Jessica Francis Kane"


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THE REPORT by Jessica Francis Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Some plot problems aside, a deft, vivid first novel."
Kane reimagines a real-life civilian tragedy during World War II, when 173 people, fleeing an apparent air raid, were crushed to death in a stairwell in a newly built Tube station in London. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2002

"These characters, along with others equally on edge, give voice to the ceaseless yearnings that—so Kane's volume suggests—preoccupy us almost from the cradle to the grave. Lovers of lighthearted fiction, fear to tread here."
Eleven downbeat stories, five published previously, from newcomer Kane: blues variations that form an insistent but eloquent study of faces of quiet desperation. Read full book review >

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THIS CLOSE by Jessica Francis Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another worthy book from a fine writer."
The third book and second story collection from Kane (The Report, 2010, etc.) offers 12 lucid, elegant and immersive stories about interpersonal strains and tensions among lovers, neighbors, children and their parents, and so on. Read full book review >

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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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CITIZEN KANE by Harlan Lebo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"Published to coincide with the film's 75th anniversary, this book is a gold mine for fans."
Everything you wanted to know about one of the greatest films of all time—and then some. Read full book review >

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Kane Moss by C.D. Tuttle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2015

"A real treat for Western fans in need of a new fix."
Tuttle uses all the elements of classic Westerns and revenge stories in his debut novel about a Wyoming posse. 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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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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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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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >