Search Results: "Joanna Trollope"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL FROM THE SOUTH by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Vintage Trollope, fluidly and accessibly written as always, now with an American twist."
The prolific Trollope (Next of Kin, 2001, etc.) spins another engaging tale about life‘s twists and turns, occasioned as much by character as circumstance, and the ways family ties both help and hinder. Read full book review >

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NEXT OF KIN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2001

"Still, despite its flaws: a refreshingly unsentimental story about people trying, not always successfully, to do what's right."
The popular Trollope (Marrying the Mistress, 2000, etc.) again deftly profiles ordinary men and women learning to adapt as their lives are disrupted by change and loss. Read full book review >

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THE CHOIR by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A thin and relentlessly quaint there'll-always-be-an-England story: The passion is as tepid as breakfast toast, but scenes of angelic faces singing sweetly in the choir will no doubt play well on TV. (Author tour)"
From a descendant of the Bard of Barchester, a seventh novel (The Men and the Girls, 1993, etc.) and an upcoming Masterpiece Theatre dramatization that breathlessly chronicles minor intrigue on a venerable English cathedral close. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF FRIENDS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A moving, convincing, satisfying novel. (Author tour)"
From the British writer who specializes in domestic tales with an edge (A Spanish Lover, 1997, etc.), a wonderfully calibrated story of an old high-school friendship that in middle age turns suddenly treacherous and destructive. Read full book review >

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THE MEN AND THE GIRLS by Joanna Trollope
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"One of those rare novels that can claim the high middle-ground where wisdom, wit, and literate characters meet to tell an entertaining—and all-around fulfilling—story."
Happy endings of the most defensible kind, helped along by an unlikely good fairy—Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a ``real original and very brave''—abound in Trollope's latest take on love and life in contemporary Britain (A Village Affair, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Family ties affirmed with warmth and wisdom. (Literary Guild Selection)"
From acclaimed Britisher Trollope (The Best of Friends, 1998, etc.), a bittersweet tale of the painfully divided affections created whenever a stepfamily is formed. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER FAMILY by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Trollope (Friday Nights, 2008, etc.) treats her characters with tough love, refusing to either downplay or offer pat solutions to their predicaments."
Second family of a British entertainer is unpleasantly surprised by his legacy, in Trollope's latest sensitive depiction of domestic upheaval. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHTS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Insightful and reassuring if a little contrived."
Trollope (Second Honeymoon, 2006, etc.) freshens up a tired chick-lit device, the woman's group, in this story about a group that falls apart when one of the members falls in love. Read full book review >

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A SECOND LEGACY by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"With some darker shading—graphic details of the refugee camps—an unabashedly romantic tale of love and adventure for a contemporary heroine who understands there's more to life than a man."
In a sequel to Legacy of Love, Trollope—"writing as Caroline Harvey"— takes up the story of the resourceful female descendants of Charlotte Bewick, who found love and adventure in Afghanistan in 1849. Here, she details how Alexia and daughter Carly keep up the family traditions in the 1960s and '80s. Read full book review >

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A SPANISH LOVER by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A wonderfully wise and bracingly honest novel that celebrates happiness and the good, quiet things that sustain the human spirit. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Love comes late but abundantly to Frances, long pitied by her twin sister and her family for always being an also-ran. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS DOLPHIN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Intelligent historical fiction with characters strong enough to compete with the events they're illuminating, by a master of the genre (Other People's Children, 1999, etc.)."
A Bantam hardcover in 1997, published under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey, this first of a series vividly details the tough lessons about love and life a young Englishwoman learns on Malta during WWII. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"With conversations between pairs of characters substituting for events, this is a smoothly drawn but comparatively lackluster parable of family dynamics."
Family ties bind rather too tightly in the bestselling author's latest capable snapshot of British middle-class domesticity. Read full book review >