Search Results: "Jessica Warman"


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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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WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Jessica Warman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A page-turner to the bittersweet ending. (Fiction. YA)"
In this dramatic, unpredictable, romance-gone-awry companion novel to Breathless (2009), Warman only improves as she revisits the boarding-school scene. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by Jessica Warman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers who dive in will surface with more awareness of the devastating effects of mental illness. (Fiction. YA)"
Katie Kitrell, ambivalent toward her ever-absent psychiatrist father and alcoholic, artist mother, has a fierce bond with her older brother, Will, even after a drug-induced schizophrenia takes over his personality. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD DAY OF THE YEAR by Jessica Warman
Released: May 12, 2015

"Hauntingly written but leaves readers wondering, what now? (Mystery. 14 & up)"
Ten years after the widely publicized kidnapping of Sam's baby sister, Turtle, Sam and her family return to live in the home where the abduction took place. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL LIES by Jessica Warman
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"It's the twins' culturally barren, dreary yet violent world—a realm of broken dreams—that resonates most in this haunting, moody, character-driven thriller. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Alice and Rachel are even closer than most identical twins, having shared a single amniotic sac in utero and a psychic bond ever since. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN by Jessica Warman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A rich and compelling character study wrapped around a mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Drowned on her 18th birthday, a rich, popular girl struggles to discover what happened and learns some unpleasant truths. 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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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 >