Search Results: "Andrew Rowen"


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ENCOUNTERS UNFORESEEN by Andrew  Rowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"A remarkably new and inventive take on a momentous episode in the 15th century."
A debut historical novel dramatizes the first contact between Columbus and natives in the Caribbean. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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DEMON PRINCESS by Michelle Rowen
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2010

"This volume should leave readers breathless and wondering what royalty and love will bring to their horned heroine. (Supernatural chick lit. 12 & up)"
Nikki Donovan still isn't used to the idea that she's a demon princess, heiress to a vast netherworld called the Shadowlands (Reign or Shine, 2009). Read full book review >

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LIVING BY EAR by Mary Rowen
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"A quick-tempo novel that will strike a chord with women's-fiction fans."
When her scripted married life rattles off-key, a 46-year-old woman contemplates whether she can rewrite the score in this women's fiction novel. Read full book review >

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DEMON PRINCESS by Michelle Rowen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The doomed love story between Nikki and Michael combines with action and mystery to entertain any reader who holds a special place in her heart for strong princesses. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Nikki's life is straight out of a fairy tale, but she's no damsel in distress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"He also gives readers a poignant mini-memoir about the life of a newspaperman covering the powerful."
Strong language and strong medicine about the decline of the American economy, but marred by overwrought prose and Monday- morning quarterbacking. Read full book review >

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LEAVING THE BEACH by Mary Rowen
Released: March 27, 2014

"An intriguing novel that looks at the ways that people cope with the pain in their lives."
Rowen's (Living by Ear,2013) novel about an obsessive music fan examines how people use their fantasies as a method of coping with reality. Read full book review >

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BUS RIDE by Amy Rowen
illustrated by Amy Rowen, by Marilyn Sachs
Released: May 6, 1980

"It's obviously a far cry from Sachs' usual level of feeling, tailored to a slick, cute pattern whereas the Armstrong and Rabe entries (above) in this series owe more to the pulps."
In Jo and Matt (1973), Ivan Southall gave us his characteristically agitated interior view of a boy and girl trying separately to get together on their way to school. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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