Search Results: "Jessica Martinez"


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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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THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Jessica Martinez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Deeply troubling and unsatisfying. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen pregnancy is a source of shame in this disappointing second outing from Martinez (Virtuosity, 2011). Read full book review >

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KISS KILL VANISH by Jessica Martinez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Compelling characters and a fast-paced, unpredictable plot make this thriller a genuine joy ride. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This latest novel from Martinez, whose work features and speaks to the recently emancipated teen, offers evidence that the new-adult literary niche is more than a marketing gimmick. 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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VIRTUOSITY by Jessica Martinez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Former child violin prodigy Martinez brings this overwrought world to tense, quivering life and guides readers through it confidently. A brilliant debut. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Grammy-winning, world-touring violinist Carmen Bianchi, 17, has outgrown child-prodigy status. To transition to an adult career as a virtuoso soloist, she must win the Guarneri Competition. If she loses, she'll be just another former prodigy. 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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JESSICA HAGGERTHWAITE: WITCH DISPATCHER by Emma Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The squiggly and whimsical line drawings are just the ticket for reflecting the unserious tone. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lightweight first-chapter book with a British flavor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"McCafferty knows her way around this age group; her depictions are pitch-perfect and will loudly resonate with girls facing their own friends and foes. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Darling is back for a second funny and fluffy try at navigating the perils of seventh grade (Jessica Darling's It List 1, 2013).Read full book review >

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UNFINISHED PORTRAIT OF JESSICA by Richard Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"They won't be disappointed: this is one of his best. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a season with two outstanding novels (both by women) hinging on failed mothers (Journey, p. 1013; Monkey Island, p. 857), another fine novel to right the balance: Jessica's charismatic dad is a childish, unproductive womanizer; her mother, whom she first presents as a nonentity, has blossomed by book's end into nurturer, role model, and friend. Read full book review >