Search Results: "Jessie Sholl"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Affecting and illuminating."
Freelance writer Sholl (Creative Writing/New School Univ.; co-editor: Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic, 2006) humanizes her mother's disorder of hoarding. Read full book review >

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

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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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 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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JESSIE AND JESUS AND COUSIN CLAIRE by Raymond Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Thirteen b&w line drawings by Benny Andrews (the author's brother) accompany the text."
Two strong-willed, manipulative women dominate the stage in this latest installment of high-jinks and misadventures among black rural Georgians (Baby Sweets, 1983, etc.) by the first winner of the James Baldwin Prize for Fiction—a rambunctious collection of down-home tales that never quite adds up to an integrated whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT SHIFT by Jessie Hartland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The admixture of less familiar occupations sets this cheery nocturnal excursion apart from others of the ilk, such as Monica Wellington's Night City (1998) and Patricia Grossman's Night Ones (1991). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hartland offers an eye-opener for young urbanites who think that the world goes to sleep when they do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENTINE IN THE CITY by Jessie Hartland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The story ends with Clementine's first assignment for a new travel magazine (amusingly named Go Dog Go), and the clever canine is ready to jet off to Tokyo to explore the delights of another big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this witty look at life in the big city, a black standard poodle named Clementine leaves her small town behind in search of a more glamorous life in New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SNAKE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2012

"Fans of Chandler (Bingo Barge Murder, 2011) will appreciate the character development and sense of humor, though newbies may wonder why anyone would help hapless Baz."
A misfit crew band together in an antic misadventure. Read full book review >