Search Results: "Kaylie Jones"


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THE ANGER MERIDIAN by Kaylie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fast-paced story of a woman who only stops lying to others once she stops lying to herself."
Merryn Huntley flees the scene of a tragedy but must confront long-hidden truths. Read full book review >

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LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME by Kaylie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"There are a few intriguing tidbits about her father's social and professional circle—which included Norman Mailer, Irwin Shaw and Kurt Vonnegut—but most of the narrative is remarkable only for its rancor."
The daughter of celebrated novelist James Jones weighs in with a loving portrait of her father—and a savage one of her alcoholic, caustic mother. Read full book review >

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CELESTE ASCENDING by Kaylie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2000

"An uncompelling riff on overcoming some hard knocks in time to find wisdom."
A transparently redemptive tale in which a troubled young woman, reared in the suburbs, is overwhelmed by a past filled with the requisite tragedies. Read full book review >

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LONG ISLAND NOIR by Kaylie Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"The best of these tales are perceptive glimpses into how people live out the choices they make. The worst are pointless recitations of one disaster after the other. No one escapes unscathed, but some wounds are redemptive; others just bleed."
Longtime Long Islander Jones has collected a volume of 17 new stories as diverse as the massive island itself. Read full book review >

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QUITE THE OTHER WAY by Kaylie Jones
Released: March 24, 1989

A hard-cover debut for the author, daughter of novelist James Jones: a portrait of contemporary Russia, as seen through the eyes of an American student, that's carefully, even evocatively written—but that ultimately fails due to the narrowness of its narrator. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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HOLLY GODDARD JONES
by Megan Labrise

Holly Goddard Jones had written 100 pages of a horror story about killer ticks when she found out she was pregnant. Through her son’s first years and a second pregnancy, she wrote and rewrote The Salt Line, finishing final edits just one month before her daughter was born.

“Once I was dealing with motherhood and all the anxiety around it ...


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ALMA MATTERS
by David Rapp

American universities are bastions of knowledge, hotbeds of activism and academic politics, and a constant source of fascination for writers, who show them at their best and worst. Here are three books, reviewed by Kirkus Indie, that offer very different takes on the college experience.

Adrian Jones Pearson ’s satirical novel Cow Country (2014) presents rural Cow Eye Community College ...


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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >

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READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >

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THROUGH KENNY'S EYES by Carol Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Often meandering but emotionally rich nonetheless."
In this debut memoir, a husband and wife explore the unexpected spiritual opportunities that follow a terminal cancer diagnosis. Read full book review >