Search Results: "Michele Jaffe"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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MINDERS by Michele Jaffe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"The thriller plot combines with contemporary class concerns for a thought-provoking and suspenseful read. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This highly original science-fiction thriller sends a privileged, overachieving girl directly into the mind of an angry, poor boy who seems to be her polar opposite. Read full book review >

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LOVERBOY by Michele Jaffe
Released: June 1, 2004

"On all-too-familiar ground, Jaffe (The Water Nymph, 2000, etc.) marches to the sound of the same old hum-drummer."
FBI agent Imogen Page tracks a lady-killing sicko in a by-the-numbers thriller. Read full book review >

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THE WATER NYMPH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2000

"Enough folderol to make a cat laugh."
The Foscari clan returns, but now the scene shifts from Venice to London in Jaffe's second Renaissance period piece, a follow-up to The Stargazer (1999). Read full book review >

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GHOST FLOWER by Michele Jaffe
Released: April 12, 2012

"A compellingly sinister page-turner. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
In a tense mystery, a former foster kid calling herself Eve Brightman enters a dangerous scheme to impersonate a missing heiress. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Although readers may become weary of the constant life lessons, argumentative footnotes and the protagonist's voice, which sometimes grates yet is paradoxically the book's greatest asset, the story manages to hang onto its fizz until the enjoyably twisty ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jasmine Callihan, an irrepressible, accident-prone, 17-year-old aspiring police detective, is a trouble magnet. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TAKEN by Rona Jaffe
Released: July 3, 2000

"For Jaffe fans, this epic tale may well satisfy; others are likely to find it more cloying than not."
Jaffe (Five Women, 1997, etc.) once again returns to her familiar (albeit formulaic) approach and offers a saga spanning five generations of American women. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM-MATING SEASON by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"For undemanding readers."
Another women-through-the-decades drama from Jaffe (The Road Taken, 2000, etc.), this time based on a premise from a newspaper article she wrote in 1963. Read full book review >

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IN COLT BLOOD by Jody Jaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's probably just as well, as Mr. Ed would say."
If horses could talk, what would they say? Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT MARE, BEWARE by Jody Jaffe
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Plotting as dense as chocolate fudge, if you can overlook that intolerable stretch before the first hurdle. (Author tour)"
Four years after Josane Ashmore was pronounced dead, her mother Reenie's still convinced her wayward horse didn't accidentally throw her, and she wants Natalie Gold, of the Charlotte Commercial Appeal, to find out who murdered her. Read full book review >