Search Results: "Jody Baumgartner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Astutely analyzed but dryly written. Not exactly a knee-slapper for the general reading public, though its insights will find their ways into the mainstream media."
Political humor on late-night TV is serious business, as three academics show in this study. Read full book review >

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Sally Loves Horses! by Jody Mackey

"A graceful, inspiring children's book about horseback riding.
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Mackey's (Sally Loves…to Dance!, 2014, etc.) third series installment follows a young girl's dream of riding in a rodeo.Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sassy and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Whipping up lattes in the tiny drive-thru coffee shack Triple Shot Betty's isn't 16-year-old Geena's idea of summer fun, but with her favorite cousin Hero and best friend Amber set to work beside her, she assumes they're all in for a fantastic summer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1995

"More successful as a self-portrait than as a reasoned argument for policy change."
A strangely unfocused, rambling book by a doctor who'd like to change the way physicians regard patients. Read full book review >

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LEAVING A MARK by Jody Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Memorable characters, setting, and mystery elevate this story of adolescent angst."
A young woman overcomes adversity while uncovering family secrets in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE SEED by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An overly simplistic moralism weakens this multigenerational novel."
Glittenberg's (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) historical family saga follows the fortunes of homesteaders on the northeastern Colorado prairie and their descendants.Read full book review >

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The Promise Seed by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-researched and enjoyable, if flawed, historical novel of American pioneers."
Glittenberg (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) presents a family saga set on the prairies of Colorado in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AND FASCINATING PLACES by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Handsomely designed but, even as media tie-ins go, thin sauce. (Novelty. 7-10)"
Glimpses of sets, costumes, and characters from the Harry Potter films and 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ARTS by Jody Revenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A spoiler-y aide de memoire helpful for keeping the villains straight. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A reminiscent peek into the darker corners of the Wizarding World's media products. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"<\b>Lovely writing and evocative details salvage a thin story."
A moody novel about disfigured soldiers and hard-won love set in an English country manor during World War I. Read full book review >

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HORSE OF A DIFFERENT KILLER by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Nattie herself, however, more than offsets the killer's blandness: bright, lively, self-consciously a Philadelphia yenta, she's a most appealing guide to a Carolina show-jumping circuit delightfully remote from the racetracks of Dick Francis and Bill Shoemaker."
Shades of Arthur Conan Doyle's ``Silver Blaze''! Read full book review >

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THE FIG EATER by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Another time and place made real; a pleasure for some, excessive for others."
After her nonfiction fashion books, All that Glitters and A Stylish History (not reviewed), Shields debuts with a novel about murder, superstition, and bourgeois sexual intrigue all set, somewhat self-consciously, in 1911 Vienna. Read full book review >