Search Results: "Sarah Jio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST CAMELLIA by Sarah Jio
Released: May 28, 2013

"The images of the flowers, the landscape and the manor house are vivid and make for a tantalizing read."
A historical mystery that spans over 60 years, told from the alternating perspectives of two young women: Flora in 1940 and Addison in 2000. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS by Sarah Jio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A well-intentioned but thin portrayal of love."
A woman's romantic life is turned upside down once when her first love disappears and again when he resurfaces, noticeably changed. Read full book review >

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MORNING GLORY by Sarah Jio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Tragedy and redemption mix in Jio's latest treat for fans."
Jio (The Last Camellia, 2013, etc.) blends romance and mystery in a novel told from the alternating points of view of two women separated by decades but connected by place and circumstances. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Jio sprinkles her book with sunny messages about being the author of your own life; fans will applaud her optimistic outlook."
A woman struggling with her past discovers a family connection to a classic children's book. Read full book review >

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BLACKBERRY WINTER by Sarah Jio
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Those willing to overlook a series of implausible coincidences and wade through spoonfuls of sugar to get to the fairy-tale ending will be rewarded. This novel will enchant Jio's fans and make them clamor for her next offering."
Jio's third book combines flashbacks with a contemporary romance and mystery set against a freak late-spring snowstorm in Seattle. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >

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SARAH CONLEY by Ellen Gilchrist
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Gilchrist keeps you in the palm of her hand when she tells a story, even if it's one that won't be remembered half an hour after it's over."
The 13th work of fiction from Gilchrist (The Courts of Love, 1996, etc.), who here tries to give the standard midlife crisis story some fresh vigor by dropping a suddenly eligible old flame into the cast of characters. Read full book review >

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SARAH CANARY by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

Fowler's remarkable debut recounts the 19-century adventures of a mysterious wild woman—and of the Chinese railway worker, insane-asylum escapee, suffragette, and exhibiter of circus freaks who pursue her through the Washington Territory—in this baroque tale of mystery, cruelty, and wonder as bombastically excessive as Barnum and Bailey itself. Read full book review >