Search Results: "Michele Jaffe"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Miscellaneous explanatory notes (including a classification of drums); glossary; extensive bibliography and discography, including addresses of sources; meticulous source notes for each story. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Ten folktales from parts of the globe as widely separated as the Arctic and Fiji. Read full book review >

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THE COUSINS by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"If the title's a bit of a bore, Jaffe's plot (or, rather, plotlessness) this time is infinitely more so. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Girl lives happily with boy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At the same time, he underscores the difficulties scientists face in attempting to breed endangered species in captivity and reintroduce them to the wild, especially when native habitat is lost."
An environmental reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer tells the mysterious tale of the sudden disappearance of birds on the Pacific island of Guam in his first book. 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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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 >