Search Results: "Lucia St. Clair Robson"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW PATRIOTS by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Wholly believable, confidently realized, attention-holding historical fiction."
Petticoat espionage in a decidedly stinky, dangerous Old New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY'S LAND by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Memorable characters, scenes, and lilting dialogue: a stylish, superior historical. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Richly detailed, first-rate tale of the religious, social, and political conflicts during the colonizing of Maryland (163849), based on the extraordinary real lives of real people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"More richly detailed historical fiction from an author who writes only what she absolutely wants to—and has a good time doing it."
Robson (Mary's Land, 1995, etc.), who only recently moved to hardcover, continues to turn just-the-facts into highly realistic historical fiction, filled with strongly focused characters and glowing with phosphorescent detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST WARRIOR by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A great main character, immense moral tragedy, all sung with full lungs."
Seventh in Robson's phosphorescently magnificent gallery of forgotten women whom she's dug up God knows where—even as far off as feudal Japan in The Tokaido Road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE $UNSET BOYZ by Robert St. Clair
Released: Feb. 12, 2009

"A brew of cartoonish outlaws has plenty of pulp but not much fizz."
Callow young gangsters run amok with their parents' blessings in this boisterous multigenerational crime saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cave of Nightmares by V. St. Clair
Released: March 14, 2015

"A winning start to an eloquently grand series about a young hero with complex powers."
The first volume in a YA series follows an orphan who can channel magic through prisms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"A chilling history—that many will take issue with—of what the CIA has been up to the past 50 years, but disappointing in its analysis."
An investigative report on the CIA's involvement in drug dealing and other nefarious deeds and the failure of the press to expose them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLIGHT by Clair Runyan
Released: June 17, 1991

"Buy the time travel, and you've bought a pretty good war story."
The US President is dying of cancer, and the cure lies 50 years in the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"An odd, compelling addition to the film fan's library."
A Welsh poet appropriates an American icon in search of a workable design for manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURAL HISTORY by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Quirky, highly intelligent, uneven, sometimes exposition-clogged, often utterly remarkable: alert, agile readers will find it thoroughly rewarding."
Another entry in what amounts to a (not exclusively) British-accented new New Wave of breathtaking space operas (cf. Iain M. Banks, Ken MacLeod, John C. Wright, Neal Asher), here's Robson's third novel and first US appearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVERS AND SEAS by Pam Robson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A good addition to any library that caters to budding young scientists and their teachers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Part of the Geography For Fun series, this latest is a hands-on approach to learning about erosion, the water cycle, pollution, and the natural resources that are rivers and seas. Read full book review >