Search Results: "Jody Jaffe"


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CHESTNUT MARE, BEWARE by Jody Jaffe
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Plotting as dense as chocolate fudge, if you can overlook that intolerable stretch before the first hurdle. (Author tour)"
Four years after Josane Ashmore was pronounced dead, her mother Reenie's still convinced her wayward horse didn't accidentally throw her, and she wants Natalie Gold, of the Charlotte Commercial Appeal, to find out who murdered her. Read full book review >

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IN COLT BLOOD by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's probably just as well, as Mr. Ed would say."
If horses could talk, what would they say? 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

"An unusual, often delightful piece of cultural history."
Journalist and first-time author Jaffe travels the fabled stretch of road connecting New York and Boston. Read full book review >

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THIEF OF WORDS by John Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Contrived debut: pretentious, often silly."
Divorced journalist romances again—maybe. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT RAZOR by Harold Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"It's clogged with blood and guts and assorted viscera, it aims to shock, and it's all been done before."
Postmodern narrative fragmentation, streetwise psychologic, and grade-school social criticism strut and rumble through 12 violent vignettes by Fiction International editor Jaffe, author of Madonna and Other Spectacles (1988), etc.. Read full book review >

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HOBGOBLINS by Jacob Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2006

"Nonetheless, Martin is an unusual and appealing hero for a political thriller. Outwardly deploying the therapist's earnest, rationalistic aplomb, inwardly bubbling with neurotic self-consciousness, he seems like Woody Allen stuck in a remake of The Manchurian Candidate."
Paranoia and politics intertwine in this sometimes perceptive, sometimes overwrought thriller. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY TROUBLE by Sarah Jaffe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An essential guide to forces shaping our nation and the 2016 presidential election."
Journalist and Nation Institute fellow Jaffe debuts with an in-depth account of the wave of populist anger driving "a new era of protest and activism" in the United States. 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 >