Search Results: "Jillian Medoff"


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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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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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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 SEPTEMBER SISTERS by Jillian Cantor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Those with a fondness for problem novels will find the interminable details more satisfying than the banal resolution. (Fiction. YA)"
Abigail and her younger sister Becky seem to live in a '50s sitcom, until Becky disappears. Read full book review >

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The House of Baric Part Two by Jillian Bald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2016

"A continuation—and deepening—of a saga set in the Balkans in the early modern period."
In this second volume of a sweeping trilogy of 17th-century Croatia, the arrival of a baron's brother-in-law and his men disrupts castle life. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LETTER by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Cantor has done her research thoroughly to produce another captivating historical novel. Excellent writing, unusual storytelling, and sympathetic characters make a winning combination."
Moving seamlessly between Austria in 1938 and Los Angeles in 1989, this novel connects a grim history to a more hopeful present. Read full book review >

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SOME GIRLS by Jillian Lauren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2010

"A gritty, melancholy memoir leavened by the author's amiable, engrossing narrative tenor."
The journey of a teenaged theater-school dropout enticed into traveling to Southeast Asia to be a "harem girl." Read full book review >

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THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 6, 2014

"Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated—a triumph. (Graphic novel. 13 & up)"
A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town. Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While the overall message is laudable, the book attempts to cover too much territory with too few details to sustain interest, satisfy the natural curiosity that diversity arouses, or offer support to those who feel marginalized due to their differences. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The huge topic of human diversity is here given cursory treatment that may raise more questions than it answers. Read full book review >