Search Results: "Jillian Medoff"


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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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HUNGER POINT by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the subject matter, an exuberant meditation on life, family, and the hard-won satisfactions of personal change. ($40,000 ad/promo)"
At once heartbreaking and funny, a debut novel on death and renewal that is strong and honest. Read full book review >

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I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Medoff's fully realized novel beautifully explores the most important relationships we create: as parent, as sibling, as spouse."
Medoff's talent for characterization is evident in her latest novel, a richly layered tale about that complicated thing called family. Read full book review >

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GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Another success, combining genuine psychological depth with humor and irony."
Acerbic wit and pathos distinguish Medoff's accomplished second novel (after Hunger Point, 1997). 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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DREAMS OF LONG LASTING by Mark Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 1992

"So if he gets a pair of shears and simplifies, his next book could be a joy."
A promising if taxing debut by playwright Medoff (Children of a Lesser God, etc.) about a young Jewish playwright who does his best to make a mess of his life and then hangs in there long enough to sort it out. Read full book review >

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SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE by Jillian Keenan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A raunchy memoir revealing a visceral connection to the Bard."
With a fetish for being spanked, Keenan sees sex in nearly every Shakespearean play. Read full book review >

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THE HOURS COUNT by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Plot twists tease the reader into wondering who's telling the truth, who's working for the KGB or the FBI, but despite its historical context, the book reads like a predictable, although engaging, love story."
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, caught by the Cold War. 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 >