Search Results: "J. Rain"


BOOK REVIEW

Just Keep It Moving by J. Rain
ROMANCE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Rich in raunchy one-liners but thin on story and fully drawn characters."
In Rain's urban fiction/chick-lit debut, China and her friends lurch their way through lives rife with guy dramas and relationship dysfunction. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Likely to remain the book on the topic for a long time."
A keen encyclopedia of the aromatic plant's many aspects and applications, from vanilla broker, consultant, and all-around expert Rain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEB OF TYRANNY by Laurel-Rain Snow
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"A rambling voyage of discovery through the '60s."
The burden of child abuse follows Meg Graham from her strict fundamentalist upbringing to the Summer of Love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAT OF THE SUN by David Rain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Rain is master of this inventive, operatic and at moments harrowing debut."
A remarkable debut that reinvents, elaborates and extends into the late 20th century the story Puccini made famous in Madama Butterfly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETHINKING NORMAL by Katie Rain Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Will both educate cisgender readers and strike sparks of recognition in those questioning their own gender identities. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
In a warm, conversational and sometimes-irreverent memoir, a young transgender woman discusses friendship, family and romance, as well as gender, transition and coming out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 2013

"An introspective plan for those looking to break the cycle of failed relationships."
In his seventh book, Saint Rain (4 Tools of Emotional Healing, 2012, etc.) aims to help readers reconsider what they're searching for in a loving relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Stirring, often bitter, but ultimately uplifting."
Prequel to Sign-Talker (2000), introducing an 18th-century female Shawnee Indian chief whose pursuit of peace leads to endless conflict with lovers, friends, and foes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK TO THE STARS by Innopage
developed by Innopage, by Chet Lam, translated by Y.T. Mak, illustrated by Chocolate Rain Design
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 27, 2011

"Readers who make it this far will find happy little e-postcards designed by Chocolate Rain Designs that they can send to friends—but not, perhaps, with a recommendation to buy this app. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
Despite its sketchy description in the app store, this is not the story, The Little Prince, but rather an interactive essay on the meaning of the Saint-Exupéry classic. Read full book review >