Search Results: "Jessica Spotswood"


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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WILD SWANS by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"For anyone who suffers from too-heavy expectations, Ivy will ring true in this engaging, nearly flawless coming-of-age novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles against the expectations and messy history of her family. Read full book review >

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A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS by Jessica Spotswood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Readers of historical fiction and adventure need look no further. (Historical short stories. 14 & up)"
This group of 15 original short stories, penned by a mix of authors both well-known and relatively new, places young women of racially diverse backgrounds at the centers of fictional narratives throughout American history. Read full book review >

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STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"Page-turning intrigues make this a strong sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Cate Cahill is torn between competing factions of the Sisterhood, as the witches disguised as nuns prepare to fight the Brothers' theocracy. Read full book review >

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SISTERS' FATE by Jessica Spotswood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The riveting, ambitious plot and strong, moral-yet-fallible heroine are a winning combination. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Tensions between the Brotherhood and the Sisterhood, complicated by a prophecy, come to a head in the Cahill Witch Chronicles trilogy's conclusion. Read full book review >

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BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An imperfect heroine, strong female supporting cast and measured tension counter underdeveloped male characters. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Ever since their mother died, Cate has been responsible not just for raising her sisters, but for making sure that they stay safe and undiscovered by the Brotherhood priests as witches. 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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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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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 >