Search Results: "Jillian Lund"


BOOK REVIEW

JILLIAN by Halle Butler
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A novel that reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter in the face of outrageously painted everyday sadness."
In this wickedly disaffected, sometimes-funny debut novel, Butler creates a story of two exceedingly unhappy women, both sliding into a downward spiral shaped by everyday misery and petty hatreds. Read full book review >

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TORTOISE BRINGS THE MAIL by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Lund's bold line-and-watercolor illustrations spice up the story with humor: Crow looks like a pompous orator gesturing with his wings; Penelope Porcupine's mailbox bristles with spikes; and B.A. Bunny has a carrot-shaped nameplate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tortoise loves delivering the mail. Read full book review >

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JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >

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EXCELSIOR HOUSE by Lance Lund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A vast, ambitious and highly personal portrait of an often forgotten demographic, rendered with attention and sensitivity."
In Lund's debut novel, the streets aren't a safe place for anyone to live—especially not a kid. Read full book review >

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TAKEOUT by H. Lund
Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"This detailed, action-filled cat-and-mouse police story is full of imagination."
Lund, a former Army platoon leader and first-time author, presents the frightening yet fascinating world of law enforcement and government conspiracies. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS ON MACHINES by Deb Lund
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Well-timed for Halloween, but with no specific mention of the holiday, it can be used—and will be enthusiastically welcomed—year-round. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A beastly construction crew erects a behemoth of a building, in verse! Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN TO LOVE THE DUKE by Jillian Hunter
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A witty and warmhearted charmer with a fairy-tale romance aspect."
After a scandal, Lady Ivy Fenwick and her sisters have been living as recluses in their crumbling Tudor mansion. Facing destitution, Ivy comes out of hiding to apply for a job as a nanny for a neighboring duke—a duke she once kissed and never forgot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though not unique in its revelations, the book offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."
The Biggest Loser's Michaels (Master Your Metabolism, 2009, etc.) crafts a guide to self-improvement and fulfillment. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF FRANCE THROUGH ART by Jillian Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"This volume elicits little excitement for either France or its art; the coverage is perfunctory, never stirring. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An entry in the History Through Art series, intended to trace the history of France by discussing its art, which at first seems like a natural way to recall the times before photography and film existed. Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >

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DINOSOARING by Deb Lund
by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Dinosaur fans, or anyone who enjoys horseplay on a humongous scale, will happily welcome back these gargantuan goofs. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Dinos take to the air in the latest joyride from the creators of Dinosailors (2003) and All Aboard the Dinotrain (2006). Read full book review >