Search Results: "Lisa Jewell"


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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE PARTY by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"The not-so-happily-ever-after is neatly dissected in an engaging if ephemeral sequel."
Twelve years after their romance inspired the chick-lit bestseller Ralph's Party, a London couple is driven apart by misunderstanding and miscommunication. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Jewell, a wry observer of human folly, delivers with this latest tale of loneliness and the lure of beautiful things."
Both witty and deeply moving, Jewell's latest tale of a fractured family spans 30 years of Easter Sundays. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I MET YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A capable romance with fashionable period angles, yet the general impression is perfunctory."
Who is Clara Pickle? And why has Betty Dean's grandmother left her a large sum of money? British novelist Jewell (After the Party, 2011, etc.) delivers the answers in a drawn-out tale of parallel destinies set in London's Soho. Read full book review >

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THIRTYNOTHING by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Endearing characters and fine comic timing rescue what's otherwise simply predictable."
Another hip and happening comic love story from British author Jewell (Ralph's Party, 2000). Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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THE THIRD WIFE by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Taut pacing and complicated characters shape this rich examination of the modern family."
British bestseller Jewell's last few novels have been a revelation—emotionally sophisticated and complex—and this latest, which gradually rewrites the history of a "perfect" family, is a fine follow-up. Read full book review >

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ROOMMATES WANTED by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A skillfully written, cheerful book."
Romance and real estate combine in the latest from British novelist Jewell (Vince and Joy, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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VINCE AND JOY by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"With wit and well-rendered characters, the author fills her story with keen observations about real life and the possibility of real love."
British author Jewell's fifth novel (after A Friend of the Family, 2003, etc.) is a deliciously addictive read filled with London oddballs, horrid husbands and romantic destiny. Read full book review >

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ONE-HIT WONDER by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Funny, sharp, and poignant: a winning narrative full of bright and amusing characters."
Another Bridget Jones-esque romp—and a good one—from Londoner Jewell (Thirtynothing, 2001, etc.), who this time describes a young woman's quest to unravel the mystery of her older sister's death. Read full book review >

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I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Dark and moody, this is a mystery with substance."
Three lonely people meet when their lives are in upheaval and learn they are also connected by a haunting 20-year-old mystery. Read full book review >