Search Results: "Liz Jensen"


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ARK BABY by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1998

"Strained would-be satire, with its intellectual and narrative punch diluted by very obvious foreshadowing."
A grab bag of a story that offers a literate if self-conscious and scattered tour of Victorian grotesqueries as postmillennial Britain faces extinction. Read full book review >

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MY DIRTY LITTLE BOOK OF STOLEN TIME by Liz Jensen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 11, 2006

"Great fun for any century."
A quick-witted prostitute in 19th-century Copenhagen finds love in 21st-century London. Read full book review >

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THE UNINVITED by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An intricate, intelligent, nightmarish eco-prophecy delivered in pacey fictional form."
The children have turned murderous and the adults become suicidal saboteurs in Jensen's (The Rapture, 2009, etc.) compelling apocalyptic literary thriller. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."
For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones, a neurologist in Provence struggles to get a comatose nine-year-old to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative state. Read full book review >

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EGG DANCING by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1996

"As it is, it's one big fix the author has got into—and it's not particularly interesting watching her scramble out."
A would-be bitter comedy of manipulation and revenge from a first-time author. Read full book review >

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THE RAPTURE by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Any one of these plot strands could plausibly drive an arresting story. When Jensen (My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time, 2006, etc.) folds them all together, the result is a ride even bumpier than the one that killed Gabrielle's lover."
A troubled therapist's attempts in the very near future to treat an even more troubled teen rapidly escalate into visions of full-scale global disaster. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN I LEFT BEHIND by Kim Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A first novel that offers a lot more than most."
A Palestinian refugee and an American college student find love amid a clash of cultures during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut."
Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. Read full book review >

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As I Was Young And Easy by Sharon Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2011

"A promising but uneven portrait of growing up in the expatriate world."
A Texas oilman's daughter comes of age in the 1950s and '60s while traveling the globe as part of an expatriate community. Read full book review >

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CARVING A TOTEM POLE by Vickie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

In an informative, respectful, but emotionally cool work, Jensen chronicles the creation of a totem pole for the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, carved by Nisga'a artist Norman Tait. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE by Kelly Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An embarrassment of riches. (Anthology. 12-18)"
A progressive antidote to the ancient teen health textbooks that mull over the dry basics of teen identity. Read full book review >

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DANTE’S EQUATION by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Intriguing and often surprising, but what with a plot that doesn't add up and (with one exception) a nasty bunch of characters: mostly a tough slog."
Contemporary SF thriller blending physics, mysticism, and redemption, from the author of Millennium Rising (1999). Read full book review >