Search Results: "Jessica Mitford"


BOOK REVIEW

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 AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH REVISITED by Jessica Mitford
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"However she was laid to rest, it hasn't detained her from a hilarious haunting of avaricious undertakers."
A voice from the beyond reaches out to update her bestselling investigation of America's funeral practices. Read full book review >

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GRACE HAD AN ENGLISH HEART by Jessica Mitford
Released: Jan. 1, 1988

Mitford (The American Way of Death; A Fine Old Conflict; Poison Penmanship; Faces of Philip) doesn't rake muck (though she aims an occasional dart) in this idiosyncratic account of England's first media heroine: Grace Darling, the fortuitously named 19th-century lighthouse-keeper's daughter who became a national symbol—her life turned to legend, and used for both inspirational and commercial purposes—after she participated in the rescue of nine shipwreck survivors. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN WAY OF BIRTH by Jessica Mitford
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1992

"Indispensable for prospective parents who may discover that they can just say no to doctor-dictated birth practices and can prescribe their own terms for having a baby."
From the author who 29 years ago roasted the funeral industry in The American Way of Death: a witty, pungent, comprehensive look at the frequently unfortunate practices that guide how American babies are born. 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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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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MITFORD AT THE HOLLYWOOD ZOO by Donald Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A light-spirited visual romp and potential inspiration for fashion-minded youth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fashion's favorite giraffe comes to the rescue again. 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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THE MITFORD MURDERS by Jessica Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"The solution to the puzzle feels a bit implausible, but the heroine is appealingly plucky, and the reader sinks into the rich period detail as pleasantly as into an overstuffed sofa."
Fellowes transitions from providing the history behind the fiction (Downton Abbey—A Celebration: The Official Companion to all Six Seasons, 2015) to adding some fiction to history in her first mystery based on the life of the legendary literary Mitford sisters. Read full book review >