Search Results: "Hazel Rowley"


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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"C'est la vie, or something like it; you've got to admire the philosophers' energy. A fascinating rejoinder to, and sometimes corrective for, de Beauvoir's Adieux."
A neatly assembled record of people behaving badly in the name of literature, philosophy and amour. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A focused account of a complex marriage that continues to fascinate."
A distinguished biographer's fresh take on the marriage of the Roosevelts, the most dynamic couple ever to occupy the White House. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE OCTOPUS by Steven Rowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"In his funny, ardent, and staunchly kooky way, Rowley expresses exactly what it's like to love a dog."
A lonely writer and his aging dachshund confront a mythic enemy. Read full book review >

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WHO SINNED? by Rowley Jeffrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2015

"A busy, often histrionic drama with an awkwardly rendered religious message."
Finding both joy and sorrow in a complicated love triangle, three lifelong friends raise a child only to lose him years later to an unexpected killer in Jeffrey's (Gems in the Cracks, 2008) latest novel. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF <i>ELLEN MARIE</i> by Rachel Rowley Spaulding
Released: Aug. 29, 2014

"Did Spaulding find the Ellen Marie? Yes and no. And only reading this enjoyable book will clear up the ambiguity."
"Page-turner" may be a cliché, but this memoir-cum-mystery with a clever premise is a strong contender for the honor. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT’S TRUNK by Hazel Lincoln
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An especially great resource for diverse classrooms that include special-needs children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful tale about animal adaptations, being comfortable in the skin you're in and learning how your body works. Read full book review >

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HUNG JURY by Hazel Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A highly valuable resource for litigators, and a good read for the expanding army of trial buffs."
A juror refutes some common misperceptions about the hopelessly deadlocked juries in the Menendez case. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY: DETECTIVE IN RESIDENCE by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1994

"A lifeless cast ekes out a threadbare plot punctuated by the narrator's guileless burbling about American education, public transit, and supermarkets."
``You know these people, and you know the—what should I call it?—the atmosphere of the place.'' It's a sentiment you've heard fictional police officers express often enough before, but rarely to amateur sleuths visiting from another country, meeting the suspects for the first time themselves. Read full book review >