Search Results: "Juliette Atkinson"


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5.4% by Juliette Guidara
Released: Sept. 23, 2012

"A stirring, inspiring account of one couple's story of surviving cancer."
An intimate, thoughtful look at one couple's journey through pancreatic cancer and recovery. Read full book review >

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WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >

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INTIMATE STRANGERS by Juliette Mead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Mead's second novel, but first to be published here, finally hits its stride midway through, ultimately delivering a satisfying read—if with an all-too-neat ending. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A well-paced, if somewhat superficial, story about two contemporary couples who, along with their children, set out to exchange houses for the summer and end up swapping more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS by Juliette Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Fay's gentle humor and risk-averse approach don't do justice to her rollicking subject matter."
A novel of the vaudeville circuit, circa 1919. Read full book review >

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TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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"An often engaging mystery from an author who will hopefully provide further series installments."
A case of corporate espionage becomes violent in a new mystery from Atkinson (Cached Out, 2015, etc.) featuring recurring hero Cliff Knowles, a smart, scrappy FBI agent.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Like the most riveting BBC mystery, in which understated, deadpan intelligence illuminates characters' inner lives within a convoluted plot."
A third appearance for former police investigator and private detective Jackson Brodie in this psychologically astute thriller from Atkinson (One Good Turn, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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YAK AND GNU by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"There is a measure of charm, but it's light fare—not enough to make a streamside picnic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friendship and foolery on the river. Read full book review >

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I, EMMA FREKE by Elizabeth Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"How she reconciles the disparate halves of both her personality and her extended family becomes a poignant journey of self-discovery. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With vibrant red hair, an extraordinary intellect and a height of nearly six feet, 12-year-old Emma feels out of sync with peers and life in general. Read full book review >