Search Results: "Jennifer Hansen Rolli"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST ONE MORE by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sweet, if simple, picture-book character sketch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More character sketch than story, Rolli's debut picture book introduces a little girl who always wants "just one more." Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CAPTIVE by Joyce Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Readable and perceptive. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Loosely basing her story on an early slave narrative, the author of Which Way Freedom? (1986) and other evocations of the African-American experience describes the trials and triumphs of an Ashanti chieftain's son who is sold into slavery, transported to postcolonial Massachusetts (where slavery is outlawed, but frequently tolerated), and finally set free by Paul Cuffe, the black shipbuilder and captain. Read full book review >

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ONE TRUE FRIEND by Joyce Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The story can stand on its own; newcomers to the series, though, may want to go back to the earlier books to see how Amir and Doris's friendship started. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A semi-epistolary novel in which two friends help each other through hard times with a long-distance correspondence. Read full book review >

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SOLE SURVIVOR by Derek Hansen
Released: March 1, 1999

"Paced so slowly that it might as well have been written on island time, but, still, Hansen's feel-good screwball romance is sufficiently sexy and exotic to build him a stateside following."
Charming misfits-in-paradise idyll from British-born, Australia-based novelist Hansen, in which love and kindness bloom improbably among three social outcasts on a remote corner of New Zealand's Great Barrier Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The rare traveler who senses the reason why we travel in the first place."
An anthology covering three decades of calculated serendipity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC? by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An amusement, but no more."
A pleasant diversion from the usually weighty Hansen (Hitler's Niece, 1999, etc.): an amiable account of an ill-matched French couple who get lost in America and discover each other. Read full book review >

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LIVING UPSTAIRS by Joseph Hansen
Released: Sept. 14, 1993

"Nathan is always contrasting his unfinished book with the falseness of The Human Comedy, but the ardent tenderness suffusing his own story—despite Hansen's evocation of constant uneasiness and veiled threats—recalls no one more than Saroyan."
From the 1991 Lambda Award-winning author of the acclaimed Dave Brandstetter mysteries: a wartime idyll of Hollywood's colorful, disreputable gay community, told from the point of view of an aspiring young novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A passable, pleasant memoir that would have come off better as a women's-magazine article."
The ever-flourishing cult of the nanny, newly fortified by hit reality shows, shakes hands with the cult of celebrity in this memoir by a former Mary Poppins to the stars. Read full book review >

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A WILD SURGE OF GUILTY PASSION by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Hansen's novel isn't a prefeminist commentary, but his awareness of 1920s gender roles gives this familiar story additional power."
Acclaimed author Hansen (Exiles, 2008, etc.) revisits the Jazz Age murder plot that inspired James M. Cain's Double Indemnity. Read full book review >