Search Results: "Jewel"


BOOK REVIEW

JEWEL by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A quiet, at times slow-moving novel with exquisite moments of tenderness and the gift for elevating the commonplace to the sublime."
An author of small domestic fictions (A Dream of Old Leaves, 1989; A Stranger's House, 1988; etc.) takes on larger issues in this resonant novel about simple people who reach a state of grace through human tragedy. Read full book review >

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SPARKLING JEWEL by D.L.  Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Certain children will read anything about horses; this book relies too heavily on that fact. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When 9-year-old Tori and her 8-year-old sister, Miranda, arrive at their grandmother's Silver Pony Ranch to spend the summer, Tori is immediately smitten with Gran's new pony, Jewel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROWN JEWEL by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2003

"Michaels's cluttered style has been noticeably trimmed this time around, which keeps the over-the-top plot moving right along. For the fans."
Good brother, bad brother. Read full book review >

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FARLEY'S JEWEL by Jon Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1998

"Still, many will find Ferguson's debut a pleasurable read despite its slippery grip on the Is-ness of the Novel."
The US debut of an author and sociology major who minored in philosophy, played pro basketball in Switzerland, and now teaches English and coaches pro basketball in Lausanne. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKING JEWEL by Makoto Oda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"The climactic 'war of attrition' that demands the anticipated and foreshadowed ultimate sacrifice is depicted in unflinchingly graphic detail that makes this excellent little tale very much something of an Asian Red Badge of Courage."
A 1998 novel about the defense of a small South Pacific island against American invasion—its Japanese author's first in English translation—displays a riveting economy and intensity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Fans not yet sated by the dystopian glut may enjoy this decently wrought, derivative mashup. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
Rescued from poverty in order to help royalty, Violet Lasting grows to hate her gilded cage in this dystopian debut. Read full book review >

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BROKEN JEWEL by David L. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story, brilliantly told."
Japan faces defeat in the Philippines, and some 2,000 American internees face mass murder in another blend of fact and fiction from master alchemist Robbins (The Betrayal Game, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Zaphram, The Hidden Jewel by Gail Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2015

"A solid second entry, with more on the way."
A highly intelligent woman with superhuman powers and extensive combat training is kidnapped in order to help a team of terrorists find the world's greatest treasure in the sequel to Hidden 12, Intelligence Required (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Jewel Box by C. Michelle McCarty
Released: March 13, 2013

"Melodramatic romance that rewards readers in for the long haul."
In this debut novel, a Texas woman reminisces about her past loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JEWEL HEART by Barbara Helen Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Magical if sentimental. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a violinist named Gemino, who has a jewel heart but no voice, and a dancer named Pavelle. Read full book review >

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Professor Atlas and the Jewel of Enlightenment by Paul Maguire
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Exciting capers for the YA audience, hampered somewhat by undistinguished characters."
Two seventh-grade boys and their professor friend go on a dangerous journey to recover an ancient and powerful artifact in this young-adult adventure novel. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH JEWEL by J.J. Pritchard
Released: March 10, 2005

"Despite some stiffness, however, after being captured by the frigid mountaintop sacrifice of Munray in chapter one, readers will certainly want to follow to the end the fate of her people's descendents. (Quechua glossary, chronology of Incan emperors, bibliography) (10-12)"
Alternating first person accounts create a multi-genre adventure with an intriguing plot. Read full book review >