Search Results: "Leon Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A BUS DRIVER by Leon Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Rose's novel, though possessing a strong setup and well-built premise, is undone by its flawed protagonists."
Retirement is no excuse to let crimes go unsolved; at least that's what Alan Golden, a former investigative reporter and now-blind retiree, thinks in Rose's debut novel, a mystery revolving around the title's eponymous event. Read full book review >

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LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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ROSE by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"The crimes here are unremarkable, but the world evoked is memorable, glowing with life. (Author tour)"
Smith (Red Square, 1992, etc.) not only sets his exuberant, sly new novel in Victorian England but goes Victorian novelists one better, conjuring up a plot device at the heart of this mystery that Dickens would envy. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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ROSE by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Character and the day-to-day workings of a wealthy household overshadow magic and plot in this engaging tale of an orphan servant-girl. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this orphan-makes-good mystery/thriller with a magical twist, Rose and her compatriots—an apprentice magician, a spoiled 7-year-old and a shape-shifting talking cat—work together to figure out who has been kidnapping local children and come up with a plan to rescue them. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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LEON AND BOB by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Tidy, but congenial. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Leon is new in town. Read full book review >

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ROSE by Rose Boyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Unsatisfying as a sexual history, and in the end one wishes Boyt could imagine a novel that has to do with something besides sex—like character and plot for starters."
An occasionally interesting but out-of-focus story about a girl-child named Rose (make what you will of the fact that the protagonist and author share a moniker), written by Sigmund Freud's great-granddaughter. Read full book review >

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ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Enjoyable magical adventure enlivened by an engaging group of secondary characters from all backgrounds and realms. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rose, an orphan who works as a housemaid while studying magic, helps save a princess from an evil magician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOSS OF LEON MEED by Josh Emmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"A sparkling and witty debut."
A mysterious missing man travels through time and space to confront ten oddly linked Californians. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS LEON by Kit De Waal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Taut, emotionally intense, and wholly believable, this beautiful and uplifting debut gives readers a hero to champion."
When crushing mental illness sends a single mother to the hospital, her young sons become entangled in Britain's bureaucratic foster care system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEON THE CHAMELEON by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the Little Blue and Little Yellow set, or as an alternative to Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (1989). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Read full book review >