Search Results: "Deborah L. Rhode"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WOMEN WANT by Deborah L. Rhode
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Despite the presumptuous title, this is a serious analysis, designed to inform and to provoke discussion and action."
A thoroughly researched examination of the progress women in the United States have made toward gender equality and of the problems that still must be addressed. Read full book review >

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Ave, Caesarion by Deborah L. Davitt
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scorching alternate-history adventure packed with romance and fantasy action."
Davitt (TheGoddess Embraced, 2015, etc.), the author of The Saga of Edda-Earth novels, begins a new fantasy series about the "god-born" son of Caesar and Cleopatra.Read full book review >

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CLOUD BOY by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"This debut may have some resonance for older budding artists, but for younger audiences it offers no competition to Charles G. Shaw's ageless It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using smoothly rounded forms and a very pale blue-and-white color scheme, comic artist Montijo explores the artistic impulse in a brief episode that's as insubstantial as the clouds he depicts. Read full book review >

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CHEWS YOUR DESTINY by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Perfectly paced and bursting with laughs, the tale will appeal to fans of humor and reluctant readers alike, who will identify with Gabby's sticky situation. (Fiction/graphic hybrid. 6-9)"
Chewing gum imbues a girl with gooey superpowers in this laugh-out-loud early chapter book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL by William Rhode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A bit arch, but a good start all the same: British author Rhode, now New York-based, has a sharp eye, a sharper tongue, and he knows how not to waste words."
British slacker in India has to become a successful author within five years if he's to inherit a fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VALKYRIE by Deborah L. Davitt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"Though some may find themselves lost in the vast sea of gods, rituals, violence, and beliefs, readers excited by a tour of this highly imaginative world will thoroughly enjoy the ride."
From debut author Davitt comes an epic novel based on a surviving Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Still, their friends and caregivers will want to know about it, and the basic premise will be welcome to many."
A study of divorced older women that has important things to say to them—above all, that their lives may just be beginning anew after the long hiatuses of their marriages. Read full book review >

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THE THREE SWINGIN’ PIGS by Vicky Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Montijo's red-hot pictures and Rubin's skit-scat-skedoodle words make this take-off a hand-clapping, foot-stomping romp. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though as big and baaaaaad as ever—"I'm a classic fairy-tale villain," he proudly proclaims—the wolf has no better luck chowing down on jazz-combo piggies Satch, Mo and Ella than he did with their uncles in that other tale. Read full book review >

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GUM LUCK by Rhode Montijo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Good, sticky fun. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Gum Girl is back in this second adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY LUIS by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The great illustrations would have benefited from simpler text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young Latino rabbit must overcome a snack-based superstition in this baseball-centered picture book. Read full book review >