Search Results: "Pam Jenoff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER GUEST by Pam Jenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Romance and melodrama mix uneasily with mass murder."
An 18-year-old Polish girl falls in love, swoons over a first kiss, dreams of marriage—and, oh yes, we are in the middle of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE CHERISHED by Pam Jenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"It would help if the men were more appealing. Still, a skillfully rendered tale of undying love, unthinkable loss and the relentless grip of the past on the present."
Charlotte Gold, a Philadelphia attorney with an expertise in war crimes who escaped the big bad world of legal firms to work as a public defender, is talked into helping defend aged financier Roger Dykmans, who is being held in Germany as a Nazi collaborator. As she unravels mysteries from the past, she discovers important truths about herself. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Pam Jenoff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"For those who buy the heroine's clumsiness, this thriller delivers politics and plot."
In the latest from Philadelphia attorney Jenoff (The Diplomat's Wife, 2008, etc.), an American diplomat returns to London to face a personal tragedy and an international conspiracy. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN'S TALE by Pam Jenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An interesting premise imperfectly executed."
A Jewish trapeze artist and a Dutch unwed mother bond, after much aerial practice, as the circus comes to Nazi-occupied France. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN TRYING TIMES
by Bobbi Dumas

There are many reasons to love romance novels, and, as a happily married woman for over twenty years, one of mine is that I love the sense of “new beginnings” I can get through a romance novel.

Since I plan on living a long, happy life with Matt, and I know we’ll die peacefully in bed next to each other ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >

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WHO BUILT THE ARK? by Pam Paperone
adapted by Pam Paperone, illustrated by Pam Paperone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Music with a simple accompaniment included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Based on an African-American spiritual, Paparone's version of Noah's gathering is cast as a counting rhyme and illustrated with deft, primitive-style paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING THE FERRY HOME by Pam Conrad
Released: July 1, 1988

"Although there is much more here that has been well worked over in other YA novels, Conrad's well-rounded characters and skillful style lend fresh insight to the story, which is moving and memorable."
As she did in Prairie Songs and What I Did for Roman, Conrad deals again with a character who is finally revealed to be profoundly disturbed; here, however, by using Simone as one of two narrators, she takes the reader within the troubled psyche, creating an enriched, more thought-provoking personality. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID FOR ROMAN by Pam Conrad
Released: April 1, 1987

"Darcie's final escape from what has become an evil spell is heart-stopping."
Darcie, 16, seeks her father, Paul, and is befriended by handsome, intriguing Roman during a summer that climaxes with a startling tragedy. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >

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STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad
Released: March 25, 1990

"A satisfying thriller."
A 20th-century child intervenes in a 19th-century tragedy involving the ghost who has been her frequent companion and friend. Read full book review >