Search Results: "Jewel"


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NEVER BROKEN by Jewel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A moving musical essay that should strike all the right notes with a wide selection of readers."
A multiplatinum recording artist chronicles her life so far. Read full book review >

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BEYOND TELLING by Jewel Mogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1995

"Every story here is perfectly round and lustrous; together they glow like a string of flawless pearls."
A profound and mature debut collection. Read full book review >

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The Whispering of the Willows by Tonya Jewel Blessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A fictional account of 1920s Appalachia that provides insight into the culture, but lacks dynamic pacing and a convincing plot."
Following a life of poverty and abuse, a young Appalachian woman strives to gain independence, strength, and hope to overcome the wrongs committed against her in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THAT'S WHAT I'D DO by Jewel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Might be better as an app. (Picture book. 0-3)"
A mother's love song is presented with appealing, appropriate illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE LEDGERBOOK OF THOMAS BLUE EAGLE by Jewel Grutman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Promising, but with real credibility problems. (Historical fiction. 6+)"
The story of Thomas Blue Eagle, a Lakota Sioux who has a pretty wild life—raids, visions, nighttime reprisals—until his father sends him to the Carlisle Indian School to learn the ways of the white settlers moving into the area. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS by Jewel
by Jewel, illustrated by Amy June Bates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Well intentioned, but this song doesn't work in picture-book format. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lyrics to a song from the album "Lullaby" are adapted by the composer/lyricist as a tender expression of maternal love. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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KAYLEE'S GHOST by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"An intriguing mix of family drama and contemporary fantasy."
Shapiro's sequel to Miriam the Medium (2007) explores family issues with a supernatural twist. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE PARTY by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"The not-so-happily-ever-after is neatly dissected in an engaging if ephemeral sequel."
Twelve years after their romance inspired the chick-lit bestseller Ralph's Party, a London couple is driven apart by misunderstanding and miscommunication. Read full book review >

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THE GILDA STORIES by Jewelle Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An interpretation of the vampire story that celebrates issues of race and sexuality but loses power to its inadequate writing."
This 25th anniversary edition relaunches Gomez's (Don't Explain, 1998, etc.) novel about an assumption-shattering woman who happens to be black, lesbian, and a vampire.Read full book review >

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Destiny's Child: Memoirs of a Preacher's Daughter by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fascinating private dispatch from the front lines, full of insights into a time of historic social change."
Taylor Gibbs' (Social Welfare, Emerita/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Children of Color: Psychological Interventions with Culturally Diverse Youth, 2003, etc.) comprehensive memoir gives an account of a remarkable family of political and civil rights activists during one of the most socially turbulent times in our nation's history. Read full book review >