Search Results: "Sarah Pekkanen"


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THE BEST OF US by Sarah Pekkanen
Released: April 9, 2013

"Another tale of female friendships conquering all, wrapped in luxury and faux danger."
To celebrate her billionaire husband's 35th birthday, Pauline has arranged the party of a lifetime. With his best friends from college (and their spouses) at a no-expenses-spared resort in Jamaica, what could possibly go wrong? Read full book review >

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CATCHING AIR by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A likable, if lesser, effort from Pekkanen."
Pekkanen, having written a number of popular, character-driven novels, returns to comfortable terrain by focusing on two couples running a Vermont bed-and-breakfast. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF ME by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Pekkanen's involving debut could do without the melodramatic plot twist, but it's an honest examination of the limits we place on ourselves, with well-drawn female characters."
An unemployed New Yorker moves back to her parent's house and finds her hopes for a fresh start complicated by a strained relationship with her gorgeous twin. 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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THINGS YOU WON'T SAY by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Pekkanen reliably builds strong, interesting characters, but here, a plot too important for melodrama fails them."
A timely topic—the police shooting of a Hispanic youth—from a bestselling writer better known for domestic dramas. Read full book review >

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THESE GIRLS by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"An entertaining but not very memorable take on modern love and life in the Big Apple.
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Pekkanen's (Skipping a Beat, 2011, etc.) latest showcases her penchant for exploring relationships wrapped in big-city trappings. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A Peyton Place with warm hearts."
On the suburban avenue of one of America's 20 safest communities, four women hide secrets beneath work and family. Read full book review >

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SKIPPING A BEAT by Sarah Pekkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A tragic turn of events redirects what could have been a predictable romance into a drama on the fragility of love and marriage."
A two-hanky weepy in which a 30-something woman must choose between her vast wealth and a husband she hasn't really loved in years. 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 >