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Jillian Cantor

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Jillian Cantor was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia. She earned her BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizonia. She is the author of best-selling and award-winning novels for teens and adults. Her title's include The Hours Count Margot, The Lost visa mer Letter, and In Another Time. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Jillian Cantor

Margot (2013) 321 exemplar, 24 recensioner
The Lost Letter (2017) 296 exemplar, 31 recensioner
In Another Time (2019) 224 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Beautiful Little Fools (2022) 218 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Hours Count (2015) 196 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Searching for Sky (2014) 173 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Life of Glass (2010) 109 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The September Sisters (2009) 102 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Half Life (2021) 98 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Fiction Writer (2023) 94 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Transformation of Things (2010) 73 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Code for Love and Heartbreak (2020) 65 exemplar, 6 recensioner


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Historical fiction account of Marya Sklodowska, aka Marie Currie.
Marya was supposed to marry wealthy Kazimierz Zorawski in Poland but his mother disapproved of his choice and the wedding never happened.
Marya left Poland and travelled to Paris where she studied at the Sorbonne and worked in a laboratory with Pierre Curie. They married and together, they won the Nobel prize for physics in 1903.
Cantor tells two stories, the real life of Marie Curie and the imagined life of Marya Sklodowska had she stayed in Poland, defied the will of Kazimierz’s mother and married.… (mer)
MaggieFlo | 6 andra recensioner | Jun 26, 2024 |
Representation: Implied biracial (half Pacific Islander and half white) character
Trigger warnings: Hospitalisation of a child and death and murder of a partner from a gun shot and other people in the past mentioned, gun violence, blood, grief and loss depiction, physical assault and injury, near-death experience
Score: Six out of ten.
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Well that was a bizarre book. I got Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor from a library giveaway, and I glanced at the blurb, which made it seem intriguing, but I headed in with low expectations considering the equally low ratings. When I closed the final page, it was only okay, and could've been better.

It starts with River (who has no last name) and Sky, living on a place called Island some distance away from American Samoa in the Pacific Ocean (which they call Ocean) in the opening pages. Everything looks typical until they end up in California, which is new to them. I liked the concept of people arriving at a new place, but the execution had so many flaws I didn't know where to begin. The pacing was slow for a story under 300 pages, which made me disconnect from it at times, and Cantor didn't write the characters well, so I didn't feel any chemistry between Sky and River. Sky only had two attributes: she wasn't afraid to hunt and new to California and River's only trait is the unwillingness to hunt.

The writing style was strange, substituting some words like bathroom tree instead of toilet, which disengaged me from Searching for Sky. Perhaps avoiding word replacement would've improved the reading experience. The flashback of the time Sky found it easy to swim but River didn't was filler and the narrative could do without it, and so was the mystery behind the deaths of some characters in the past. The worldbuilding was lacklustre since it mentioned 'the accident' without going into detail. Putting more detail and answering worldbuilding questions would've made Searching for Sky more enjoyable. The conclusion was unrealistic as some people suddenly appeared and killed River, finishing the fictional work on a low note.
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Law_Books600 | 7 andra recensioner | May 13, 2024 |
I finished this book, but there were many things that bothered me. Reading a pre- WWII book dealing with antisemitism and Hitler’s race and anti-Jewish laws in Germany in a moment when there is rising antisemitism in our time is probably what kept me glued to it right now. But the romance didn’t appeal as much when Max and Hannah kept so many secrets from one another. And the “worm hole” closet and time travel aspect of the book seemed out of place in this historical novel. It’s also one of those novels that seems so prevalent right now that jumps around in time from chapter to chapter. Just didn’t work for me…… (mer)
Aronfish | 27 andra recensioner | May 5, 2024 |
This was such a cute read. I related to the main character, Emma, so much and really enjoyed seeing her grow throughout the novel. She became comfortable in her own skin and was not embarrassed by who she is.
Emma is a flawed character and she also admits that she knows what her struggles are. She works on them and pushes herself.
The first third was a bit slow but it quickly picked up speed from there.
If you like light contemporary with a message, The Code for Love and Heartbreak would be a great pick.
Rating: 5/5
Crude Language: N/A
Romance: 5/5
Spiritual: N/A
Violence: N/A
*I received a copy from the publisher. A positive review was not required and all thoughts are my own.
… (mer)
libraryofemma | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 18, 2024 |



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