Search Results: "Charles Rowan Beye"


BOOK REVIEW

MY HUSBAND AND MY WIVES by Charles Rowan Beye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Like an autobiographical Revolutionary Road from a gay husband's perspective, although this unorthodox story ends on a happier note."
A gay man's reflections on his marriages to two women and one man. Read full book review >

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ODYSSEUS by Charles Rowan Beye
Released: Feb. 11, 2004

"Lively, informative, and great fun: the perfect introduction to Odysseus and the society that shaped his exploits."
Synthesizing material from the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other ancient sources, a "biography" of the legendary Greek hero that doubles as a vivid history of Bronze Age customs and beliefs. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY GOODBYE by Quentin Rowan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"If the rest of this book had the panache of its closing pages, Rowan might almost have atoned for his years of deceit."
An affectedly "literary" confession and apology from a notorious plagiarizer. Read full book review >

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LESSONS IN LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"One woman's attempt to take charge of her destiny—with a side of magic realism."
An unhappy and overweight single Londoner finds her world transformed after donning a very special pair of shoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2011

"This book is more than memoir; it will serve as inspiration to anyone who fears loss or stagnation in old age."
A lifelong magazine journalist files a striking travelogue of life, inspiration and encouragement for fellow retirees, equally intriguing for anyone who appreciates intellect and wit. Read full book review >

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RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME by Rowan Coleman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"At the end of the tale, Ruby comes to accept the changes that life brings, even deciding to make a few alterations of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Parker wants everything in her life to stay the same. Read full book review >

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THE END OF SLEEP by Rowan Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"East meets West in this witty and warm picaresque."
In this engaging first novel from Ireland resident Somerville, a dissolute Irish journalist based in Cairo makes a last-ditch effort to investigate a story that just might salvage his career. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story."
Hospice care brings unlikely characters together in this emotional novel from Coleman (The Day We Met, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE LEMONADE by Mark Sommerset
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Guaranteed hysterics for readers with strong stomachs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Revenge is a drink best served cold," reads the book's ominous epigraph. Read full book review >