Search Results: "Sarah Pekkanen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY ARUGULA by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2009

"Nifty, though the prose doesn't match the visual drollery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gauche guest rescues dull party, teaching host a lesson. Read full book review >