Search Results: "Lucinda Roy"


BOOK REVIEW

LADY MOSES by Lucinda Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A disappointing debut."
An overwritten and underpowered debut about a young woman of mixed race who predictably finds strength, wisdom, and compassion after surviving ordeals, major and minor, on three continents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2009

"Calm analysis only highlights the urgency of Roy's warning that fundamental problems in American culture need to be addressed lest similar tragedies recur."
A Virginia Tech faculty member somberly narrates her fruitless attempts to secure counseling for Seung-Hui Cho and examines the implications of his subsequent rampage. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ORCHID HOUSE by Lucinda Riley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A straightforward slab of ephemeral entertainment characterized by pedestrian but devoted storytelling."
An English country house connects the romantic destinies of several generations in a pleasantly undemanding double-decker debut. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF by Lucinda Riley
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"The weave of historical romance and mystery may be occasionally threadbare, but the overall thrust and likable characters should keep willing readers in their seats."
A mysterious child and a packet of letters unite two pairs of star-crossed lovers separated by nearly a century. Read full book review >

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WILD APPLES by Lucinda Franks
Released: May 1, 1991

"A bit long-winded, with too much talking and musing from rather limp characters, but the ambiance is fine and the bit of action—the hunt for the illegal dumper—energizing."
Two 30-ish sisters from a once-dominant Hudson Valley family, reunited after the death of their bewildering, loving, and then fickle mother, are in open conflict. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S SECRET WAR by Lucinda Franks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2007

"A sturdy but overgrown narrative in need of substantial pruning."
A reporter for the New York Times, emotionally estranged from her father for most of her adult life, reconciles with him as she gradually, then obsessively, uncovers the story of his covert military activities during World War II. Read full book review >

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CLASS by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Comin' at you 'with a copy of Karl Marx's Capital in one hand and a raisin bagel in the other.' Right on, Rosenfeld."
This take-no-prisoners satire puts politically correct urbanites in their place for real. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

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WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >