Search Results: "Jessica Grose"


BOOK REVIEW

SOULMATES by Jessica Grose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This book leaves readers wanting more than what they get—a dull he said, she said recap of a failed marriage, with a few satirical laughs along the way."
Editor and blogger Grose's (Sad Desk Salad, 2012) second novel skewers yoga and guru culture, taking readers into the mysterious happenings at a secretive New Mexico cult. Read full book review >

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SAD DESK SALAD by Jessica Grose
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A quick-witted insider's view of the blogosphere, media pandering, Internet privacy and the difficulty of being a good girl in a bad, bad world."
Fat celebrity thighs and coke-sniffing coeds are fair fodder in this rollicking tour into the life of a gossip blogger, from former Slate editor Grose. Read full book review >

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Tragedy Transformed by Gordon Grose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2015

"A pragmatic, uplifting examination of the role that tragedy plays in people's lives."
A debut guide to the redemptive power of suffering, as seen through the prism of the book of Job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2000

"A fascinating chronicle that casts a welcome light on policies and procedures unknown by virtually all Americans. (Author tour)"
Employing recently declassified documents, Grose (Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles, 1994, etc.) pieces together the clandestine antiCommunist strategy that emerged in the US intelligence community after WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2015

"In chronicling the daring activity that went on for years, Grose keeps readers on edge with a heartwarming story of ordinary heroes who just did what was required."
In his American debut, Grose tells a little-known story of a pacifist pastor and the heroic Huguenot population of a plateau in France. These are the ordinary people of a handful of parishes who saved thousands from the Nazis. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN SPY by Peter Grose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"Grose's outstanding study of a remarkable life gives readers insight into both a period of history and the development of the CIA."
A compelling biography of a man who was present at the birth of America's foreign intelligence apparatus and went on to run the CIA under presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Read full book review >

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SHARK DETECTIVE! by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Many readers will demand further adventures—or imagine them for themselves. The last page will get them started. Spoiler alert: the cat's name is Watson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this story is: dreams can come true. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA by Jessica Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though it lacks the artistry of Mem Fox and Julie Viva's Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989), it has a useful charm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A little boy adjusts to changes as his beloved grandmother ages and becomes infirm. Read full book review >

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FOXY! by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A clear and humorous trickster tale for the youngest readers—a treat. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
An excellent spin on a familiar trickster story. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE OAK by Jessica Albarn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Will tempt fans of the Spiderwick series and all things Faerie. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Physically slender but long on mystical atmosphere, Albarn's debut features a mix of feathery line portraits and translucent leaves of pale, reworked photos of butterfly-wing and other natural patterns. Read full book review >

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PIGLET'S PICNIC by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"While the incorporation of synonyms may appeal to adults, for those who are teaching their children not to say 'yuck' to other people's food choices, this may be one to miss—a small quibble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Piglet invites nine of her friends to a picnic, young readers are also invited to "unpack" their picnic baskets. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES READING by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though Spanyol mislabels a flying insect 'daddy longlegs,' and an extra, unlabeled spread seems to have been tacked on just to fill out the page count—or to show how well-rounded he is—this debut is bright, well-conceived, and infectiously enthusiastic. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In Carlo the giraffe's world, everything has a label, so reading is a constant, continuing activity. Read full book review >