Search Results: "Jincy Willett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WRITING CLASS by Jincy Willett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"A murder mystery written by someone who maybe doesn't like, and definitely doesn't understand, murder mysteries."
Aspiring writers meet a grisly end in the latest from Willett (Winner of the National Book Award, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Willett is trying for black comedy but doesn't find the right blend of light and dark. Abby's flip-flops, Dorcas's puzzling celibacy, and Conrad's dated, Noel Coward-like Waspishness just don't help."
Hidden behind that dumb title is a mildly creepy tale of misbegotten love and ultimate revenge, a second outing from Willett (Jenny and the Jaws of Life, 1987). Read full book review >

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AMY FALLS DOWN by Jincy Willet
Released: July 9, 2013

"Willett's skill in crafting zany scenes and Amy's acerbic wit are not enough to keep this novel afloat."
Amy Gallup, 60, hasn't published a book in 20 years, and she's settled into a quiet life with her beloved basset hound, Alphonse. None too excited about a newspaper interview she's agreed to give, she trips, knocking herself out on the birdbath just hours before she's scheduled to play the role of has-been local writer. Read full book review >

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THE DEAL by Sabin Willett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"The over-obvious culprit and an over-ingenious surprise ending don't help."
Ever have one of those days when a little bitty error snowballs into big trouble? Read full book review >

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THE COURTYARD by Marcia Willett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Inspiring, life-affirming and yawn-inducing."
Denizens of a country estate risk suffocation under a blanket of sheer niceness. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL by Sabin Willett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tense action sequences; unexpectedly feisty heroine; dozens of secretly tape-recorded conversations; enough legal detail to keep lawyer-readers contentedly disagreeing for years. (First printing of 75,000)"
An inoffensive Washington bureaucrat refuses to play patsy for some high-level arms brokers—only to bring down all the weight of their wrath and cunning. Read full book review >

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TWIST OF THE BLADE by Edward Willett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Engrossing and more nuanced than its predecessor. (Fantasy. 12-16)
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The sequel to The Song of the Sword (2014) improves on its foundation.Read full book review >

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A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY by Marcia Willett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2006

"Cozy and almost life-affirming, but unlikely to win new fans."
Over the course of a few years, an interconnected group of friends living in the English countryside experience their share of laughter and tears. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER HOUSE by Marcia Willett
Released: June 19, 2012

"The potential for an intriguing mystery is thwarted by sprawling character studies."
Among his mother's effects, Matt has found a packet of photographs of a boy who looks like him but almost certainly can't be him. Who is it? Read full book review >

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PRESENT VALUE by Sabin Willett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Remarkable: hilariously nasty, morally driven, sweetly romantic. Poor Linda: Fritz is irresistible."
In an ambitious satire of post-9/11 America, the author of two previous legal thrillers (The Betrayal, 1998, etc.) manages to skewer our financial, political and social institutions with vicious glee while offering a nuanced portrait of his tragicomic hero (and supporting heroines). Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SWORD by Edward Willett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Fantasy references galore should ensure that readers who enjoy fantasy—and Arthurian legend in particular—come away satisfied. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A King Arthur-based fantasy set in modern-day Canada. Read full book review >