Search Results: "Lisa Rowe Fraustino"


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GRASS AND SKY by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A nicely evoked regional novel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In her first novel, Fraustino explores the long-term emotional fallout on a family living beyond alcoholism. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"The lone male contributor, David Lubar, whose 'Heroic Quest of Douglas MacGawain' is the sweetest and least dark, describes a young man's search for tampons for his girlfriend at the local store, and it will produce chuckles and joy. (Short stories. 11+)"
The punnish title does not really reflect the tone of this fiction collection featuring coming-of-age rituals in various cultures—there's almost no lightheartedness. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Readers will find humor, pain, joy, and wonder in these honest, powerful stories—and hopefully tolerance, compassion, and their own questions about the world around them. (Short stories. YA)"
This collection of 13 short stories about faith will strike a chord in teens still trying to make sense of violence carried out in the name of Allah toward Americans, yet it isn't meant to be a reaction to 9/11. Read full book review >

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THE HOLE IN THE WALL by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The meandering plot gets a little fizzy near the end but never sparkles the way an award winner should. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Eleven-year-old Sebastian "Sebby" Daniels's home life is no longer much fun. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1998

"The stories are engrossing; the writers stray from the obvious, making for many pleasant reading surprises. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Fraustino (Ash, 1995, etc.) presents 11 fresh, diverse pieces in a fierce collection of salacious family stories. Read full book review >

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ASH by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"A valuable look at adolescent schizophrenia. (Fiction. 12+)"
How does a family handle mental illness when it appears in their midst? Read full book review >

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THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fine story with a theme seldom visited. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this loving, warmly sentimental tale an old man fondly remembers his childhood days with his grandmother. Read full book review >

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A ROMAN RANSOM by Rosemary Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Libertus' eighth case (The Chariots of Calyx, 2005, etc.) nicely balances historical authenticity and a solid whodunit."
An ancient freeman sleuth helps his patron catch a cold-blooded kidnapper. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN STORE by Jennifer Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"A notch or so below Christie and John Dickson Carr at their best—but gently written puzzles for ratiocination fans of a cozy bent."
Eight quite clever stories introducing Verity ``Birdie'' Birdwood—``an odd little person who set herself up...as some sort of amateur detective.'' The incisive, pragmatic, and frequently tart Birdie—scourge of criminals from one end of Australia to the other—recalls the first murder she witnessed on the Christmas Eve she was 14 (``Forbidden Fruit''), then, in later years (``Death in Store''), solves the murder of a department store Santa and his helper. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Discover a new culinary tradition that evokes a fascinating time and place."
Sensual recipes designed to inspire a passion for Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Read full book review >

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THE MAKEOVER MURDERS by Jennifer Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1993

"A pleasant diversion, nonetheless, for cozy fans."
It's a dark and stormy night when Verity (``Birdie'') Read full book review >