Search Results: "Andy Rouse"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA’S BOY by Wade Rouse
Released: April 6, 2006

"An uneven but still evocative and honest look at one man's long self-gestation."
Growing up closeted, creative and overweight in the Ozarks is not as painful as one might imagine. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A PREP SCHOOL MOMMY HANDLER by Wade Rouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Delicious fun. Kitsy and the rest of the Mean Mommies are caricatures, but who cares?"
Another wincingly funny memoir from Rouse (America's Boy, 2006), who describes moving up from the white-trash Ozarks to white-shoe education. Read full book review >

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SENDERO by John G. Rouse III
Released: April 18, 2012

"Lacks convergence but allows the humanness of its characters to shine."
In Rouse's debut novel, a Peace Corps volunteer, expelled from his position in Peru in the 1970s, revisits the country 22 years later in a personal tale of closure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Sensible advice to becoming financially sound."
Rouse roasts the rich who have ruined life for the average Joe and addresses general inaccessibility to education, healthcare and retirement planning. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 2010

"An ambitiously complicated broth of content with surprisingly little flavor."
Inseparable friends in a New Mexico barrio grow up to love the same woman and share a suicide pact. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

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DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

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THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >