Search Results: "Nell Jocelyn"


BOOK REVIEW

ONES AND TWOS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"A worthy contribution to any toddler bookshelf…and hopefully just the beginning of a long partnership. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With their first collaborative effort, this mother-daughter team proves that they are a duo to watch. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >

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MISLAID by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising premise rendered in dispirited, disappointing prose."
New novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Wallcreeper (2014).Read full book review >

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THE DISSIDENT by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, its vivid characters and page-turning plot make it a more than commendable first novel."
Cultural exchange breeds more misunderstanding than enlightenment in this ambitious debut novel from the author of the collection Lucky Girls (2003). Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. Read full book review >

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READY FOR SUMMER by Marthe Jocelyn
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2008

"One of four titles, one for each season."
Off with the pajamas! Read full book review >

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SNEAKY ART by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Good fun, even for those who do not consider themselves artists. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
First there were guerrilla knitters, now sneaky artists. Folks who want to create fun, temporary works of art for public places will have plenty of inspiration here. Read full book review >

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A FRACTURED LIGHT by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Readers will have to wait and see. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to A Beautiful Dark (2011) works mostly as romance and exposition, setting up the final book in the planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL DARK by Jocelyn Davies
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A cut above the genre average. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Here's a paranormal romance that doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun. Read full book review >

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THE CAREGIVERS by Nell Lake
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"In the spreading shadow of dementia, Alzheimer's and other long-term diseases, Lake discovers hope, comfort and continued questions for the future."
A penetrating glimpse into the modern world of caregiving. Read full book review >

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THE NEWLYWEDS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well executed but a bit too obviously studied—more willed than felt."
Freudenberger (The Dissident, 2006, etc.) examines a marriage arranged via the Internet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 22, 2011

"The title refers to disparaging comments made by Nathaniel Hawthorne in a letter to his editor; Hawthorne was convinced female writers had nothing worthy to say, but this collection consistently proves him wrong. (notes, bibliography) (Collective biography. 14 & up)"
Spanning the globe and 1,000 years, Jocelyn profiles extraordinary women whose writing offers fascinating insight into their respective places and times. Read full book review >