Search Results: "Michele Jaffe"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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STRAIGHT RAZOR by Harold Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"It's clogged with blood and guts and assorted viscera, it aims to shock, and it's all been done before."
Postmodern narrative fragmentation, streetwise psychologic, and grade-school social criticism strut and rumble through 12 violent vignettes by Fiction International editor Jaffe, author of Madonna and Other Spectacles (1988), etc.. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

"An unusual, often delightful piece of cultural history."
Journalist and first-time author Jaffe travels the fabled stretch of road connecting New York and Boston. Read full book review >

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HOBGOBLINS by Jacob Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2006

"Nonetheless, Martin is an unusual and appealing hero for a political thriller. Outwardly deploying the therapist's earnest, rationalistic aplomb, inwardly bubbling with neurotic self-consciousness, he seems like Woody Allen stuck in a remake of The Manchurian Candidate."
Paranoia and politics intertwine in this sometimes perceptive, sometimes overwrought thriller. Read full book review >

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THIEF OF WORDS by John Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Contrived debut: pretentious, often silly."
Divorced journalist romances again—maybe. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY TROUBLE by Sarah Jaffe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An essential guide to forces shaping our nation and the 2016 presidential election."
Journalist and Nation Institute fellow Jaffe debuts with an in-depth account of the wave of populist anger driving "a new era of protest and activism" in the United States. Read full book review >