Search Results: "Lisa Jewell"


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THE MAKING OF US by Lisa Jewell
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"In this odd and lovely story, Jewell makes believable the connection between these strangers, bound by biology and longing."
Filled with heart and humor, this latest from British bestseller Jewell raises all those big questions about identity, family and fitting in. 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 >

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THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Jewell offers an intriguing premise and characters but has difficulty maintaining plot momentum and creating depth of character."
Mysterious, life-threatening injuries to a teenage girl cause previously close-knit neighborhood families to examine each other with concern and suspicion. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >