Search Results: "Sherril Jaffe"


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EXPIRATION DATE by Sherril Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"A funny, sexy look at a woman's emergence in her 80s."
While her daughter Flora anxiously awaits her 60th birthday, having dreamt years ago that she would die at that age, 86-year-old Beverly Hills widow Muriel Margolin uncovers surprising, uplifting secrets about old age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Exasperated by this obtuse narrative, readers can only hope that seeing her story in print doesn't consign Rebekah to many more years of therapy."
An unsatisfying account of a mother's horrendous year spent trying to cope with a 14-year-old daughter's machinations. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Miscellaneous explanatory notes (including a classification of drums); glossary; extensive bibliography and discography, including addresses of sources; meticulous source notes for each story. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Ten folktales from parts of the globe as widely separated as the Arctic and Fiji. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At the same time, he underscores the difficulties scientists face in attempting to breed endangered species in captivity and reintroduce them to the wild, especially when native habitat is lost."
An environmental reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer tells the mysterious tale of the sudden disappearance of birds on the Pacific island of Guam in his first book. Read full book review >

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THE COUSINS by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"If the title's a bit of a bore, Jaffe's plot (or, rather, plotlessness) this time is infinitely more so. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Girl lives happily with boy. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT RAZOR by Harold Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"It's clogged with blood and guts and assorted viscera, it aims to shock, and it's all been done before."
Postmodern narrative fragmentation, streetwise psychologic, and grade-school social criticism strut and rumble through 12 violent vignettes by Fiction International editor Jaffe, author of Madonna and Other Spectacles (1988), etc.. Read full book review >

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HOBGOBLINS by Jacob Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2006

"Nonetheless, Martin is an unusual and appealing hero for a political thriller. Outwardly deploying the therapist's earnest, rationalistic aplomb, inwardly bubbling with neurotic self-consciousness, he seems like Woody Allen stuck in a remake of The Manchurian Candidate."
Paranoia and politics intertwine in this sometimes perceptive, sometimes overwrought thriller. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY TROUBLE by Sarah Jaffe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An essential guide to forces shaping our nation and the 2016 presidential election."
Journalist and Nation Institute fellow Jaffe debuts with an in-depth account of the wave of populist anger driving "a new era of protest and activism" in the United States. Read full book review >

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THIEF OF WORDS by John Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Contrived debut: pretentious, often silly."
Divorced journalist romances again—maybe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

"An unusual, often delightful piece of cultural history."
Journalist and first-time author Jaffe travels the fabled stretch of road connecting New York and Boston. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Although readers may become weary of the constant life lessons, argumentative footnotes and the protagonist's voice, which sometimes grates yet is paradoxically the book's greatest asset, the story manages to hang onto its fizz until the enjoyably twisty ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jasmine Callihan, an irrepressible, accident-prone, 17-year-old aspiring police detective, is a trouble magnet. Read full book review >