Search Results: "Jessie Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSIE by Judy Alter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"A portrait that's in the end more superficial than perceptive."
From an award-winning Western writer (Libbie, not reviewed) comes the story of real-life Jessie Benton Fremont, covering the years 1839-90—a historical short on psychological insight if long on factual details and the romance of adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Overambitious but challenging condemnation of schools as learning grounds for hatred."
In her first book, Klein (Sociology and Criminal Justice/Adelphi Univ.) presents an exhaustive and sure-to-be-controversial examination of school shootings, and, more broadly, the culture of violence, intimidation and exclusion that typifies the school experience in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE KLEIN by Anne Ylvisaker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Instead of a typical boy-and-his-dog story, the author has created something unique and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Little Klein, aka Harold, is definitely the runt of the litter. Read full book review >

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POSSESSING JESSIE by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2010

"The strongest feature of this banal effort is its shortness; even the most reluctant of readers might be enticed to pick up a slender horror novel that delivers, in true Twlight Zone fashion, a chillingly nasty conclusion. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Strikingly shallow characters abound in this brief horror-fest. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA KLEIN by Frank Portman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Alas, the conclusion (satisfying but easy, with a frustrating and unnecessary near-magical disability cure) is a rush job after hundreds of pages of meandering magickal confusion. (Supernatural. 12-14)"
A disappointing second outing from the author of King Dork (2006) introduces Andromeda Klein, teenage occultist. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

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RED-DIRT JESSIE by Anna Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The simplicity of language goes right to the heart; Myers is a new talent to watch. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like Patricia Pendergraft at her best, Myers draws readers into intensely evoked realms of folk just trying to get by, crafting what contentment they have out of red dirt and weeds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEST FOR ANNA KLEIN by Thomas H. Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"A knight errant, a labyrinth of deceit, a sure bestseller."
Edgar-nominee Cook (The Last Talk with Lola Faye, 2010, etc.) plays the spy game in this mystery adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSIE YOU'RE SO MESSY by Janet Normandin
Released: Oct. 13, 2016

"This amusing read-aloud tale for a preschool classroom about a mischievous canine should elicit plenty of giggles."
A young boy finds out how much work goes into teaching a puppy to stay out of trouble in this debut children's book. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL by Shannon Hitchcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A satisfying tale for readers who don't require a fully happy ending. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Jessie, 15 and living on a rural North Carolina tobacco farm in the early 1920s, dreams of graduating from high school and then attending teachers' college. Read full book review >

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THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"A disturbing story that, in the end, somehow seems a bit shallow."
An idealistic young heroine makes a decision that will alter her life, and possibly the world, in Rogers' (The Voyage Home, 2004, etc.) eighth novel. Read full book review >