Search Results: "Jayne Rowe Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Retsbol Rises by Jayne Rowe Jones
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Irresistible storytelling and a meticulous plot conjure pure New England magic."
Jones' debut YA novel sees young adventurers attempt to retrieve a series of Native American amulets and save Maine's Mount Desert Island. Read full book review >

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HEARTS by Thereza Rowe
by Thereza Rowe, illustrated by Thereza Rowe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A metaphorical journey toward healing from traumatic loss inspired, writes Rowe, by the death of her cat—not, as the cover protests, a 'first comic for brand-new readers!' (Graphic picture book. 13 & up)"
A nearly wordless tale, billed as "Level One" but probably with a more natural audience among teens or adults, centers on a long chase after a fugitive broken heart. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SLAVE by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"The historical detail readers expect from Rowe's Roman Britain adventures (Death at Pompeia's Wedding, 2009, etc.) is complemented by a satisfyingly complex puzzle."
That noted local sleuth, freeman mosaic maker Libertus, must solve murders on his own doorstep. Read full book review >

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GODS OF MISCHIEF by George Rowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Plausible yet incomplete account of biker criminality, delivered with more grime than romanticism."
Brash account of a reformed bad boy's decision to help the federal government take down "Green Nation," the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. Read full book review >

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A WHISPERING OF SPIES by Rosemary Rowe
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Historical details provide the principal pleasures in Libertus' 13th case (The Vestal Vanishes, 2011, etc.), but the mystery still poses a challenge."
A favor for his wealthy patron puts a Roman citizen of Britain in a dangerous predicament. Read full book review >

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VOICES by R.E. Rowe
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"A well-written, if somewhat overambitious, YA tale."
Rowe's (Creatures of the Lake, 2011, etc.) genre-spanning YA novel features a romance between an ex-track star with a heart problem and a brilliant street artist who hears voices. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT POMPEIA’S WEDDING by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Libertus' tenth (A Coin for the Ferryman, 2007, etc.) is a crisp and skillfully plotted whodunit full of deft period detail."
Libertus proves a clumsy spy, but redeems himself when murder mars a lavish wedding. Read full book review >

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THE VESTAL VANISHES by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Rowe's Roman Britain mysteries (Requiem for a Slave, 2010, etc.) feature complex puzzles intertwined with historical detail; her latest offers some clever twists sure to please."
The disappearance of a Vestal Virgin is cause for alarm. Read full book review >

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Gorilla Bath by Edward Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"Extremely short vignettes that often hit the mark, but a more focused selection with a unifying theme might have had greater appeal."
Rowe (Smile When You Get There, 2015) offers a short collection of lighthearted observations, illustrated with cartoons and drawings.Read full book review >

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WHOSE NOSE? by Jeannette Rowe
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A handsome, participatory, and potentially thought-provoking early natural history. (Picture book. 3-5)"

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MAYA ANGELOU by Jayne Pettit
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Incredibly, not a word of her poetry or prose appears in this perfunctory rendering. (Biography. 8-11)"
In this dull entry in the Rainbow Biography series, Pettit (A Time to Fight Back, 1996, etc.) sets out to tell the story of a ``remarkable woman who has survived the pain of abandonment, the anguish of child abuse, and the hatred of racial intolerance.'' The abandonment, abuse, and hatred are dutifully chronicled from the time the girl who would become Maya, age three, and her four-year- old brother are shipped off to live in Stamps, Arkansas—Klan country—to her rape in St. Read full book review >