Search Results: "Leonard Rosen"


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ALL CRY CHAOS by Leonard Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"First in a proposed series, though it's hard to imagine its sequels topping it for sheer chutzpah."
Calling all fans of fractals, international-criminal conspiracies and the End of Days: Your ship has come in. Read full book review >

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THE TENTH WITNESS by Leonard Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"If it's hard to wring new headlines from Nazi industrialists, Rosen uses this familiar background to tell a story as heartfelt as it is ambitious."
Years before the events of Henri Poincaré's striking debut (All Cry Chaos, 2011), the future Interpol agent, now a consulting engineer, gets dragged into an equally grueling case when his treasure hunt turns into a Nazi hunt. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND STRUDEL by Dorothy Rosen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Still, if you liked Death and Blintzes (1985), this will probably also be your cup of Mogen David."
Oy, are there problems at Boston's Charles Street Pharmacy for widowed salesclerk Belle Appleman to solve. Read full book review >

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WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Notes on the artists (mostly British); history of Oxfam. (Folklore. 6-12)"
Another anthology in aid of a cause. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A warm, surprisingly entertaining glimpse of fundamentalism through a child's eyes."
Memories of a childhood spent in a Christian classroom in 1970s Florida. Read full book review >

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EVE'S APPLE by Jonathan Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"It's the ideas, though, not the characters, that have life here."
An elegantly written debut offers an erudite analysis of eating disorders in a less-than-persuasive fictional structure. Read full book review >

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THE COCKROACH BASKETBALL LEAGUE by Charley Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"An introduction by Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is yet another clue that this one is for hoop-junkies only."
Rare among sports novelists in that he uses basketball rather than the traditional baseball or football as his milieu, Rosen here provides a failed but nonetheless amusing look at life in the Commercial Basketball Association (clearly a pseudonym for the real CBA, or Continental Basketball Association, in which the author has been a coach and trainer). Read full book review >

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MRS. FREUD by Nicolle Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A perceptive look, from a psychoanalyst, at the downside of being Mrs. Sigmund Freud."
Martha Freud—the stalwart footnote to the life of her husband Sigmund—finally takes center stage. Read full book review >

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A MAN OF GENIUS by Lynn Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Slow but lovingly crafted and complex; a nightstand book for lovers of Wuthering Heights and Bleak House."
The execution of an architect's will reveals complex relationships in Rosen's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ALPHABETICAL by Michael Rosen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A delightfully informative book about letters, their meanings, and the words and meanings we derive from them."
A poet, writer of children's books and host of BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth tells the history of each letter in our alphabet.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2007

"Rigorous, highly informative history written with passion, panache and an appealing bit of attitude."
A former editor and publisher debuts with a polymathic account of the rise and reign of the Emperor Justinian (a.d. 527-565), whose greatest nemesis turned out to be a microscopic terror he could neither see nor identify. Read full book review >