Search Results: "Mary Rowen"


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LIVING BY EAR by Mary Rowen
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"A quick-tempo novel that will strike a chord with women's-fiction fans."
When her scripted married life rattles off-key, a 46-year-old woman contemplates whether she can rewrite the score in this women's fiction novel. Read full book review >

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LEAVING THE BEACH by Mary Rowen
Released: March 27, 2014

"An intriguing novel that looks at the ways that people cope with the pain in their lives."
Rowen's (Living by Ear,2013) novel about an obsessive music fan examines how people use their fantasies as a method of coping with reality. Read full book review >

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DEMON PRINCESS by Michelle Rowen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The doomed love story between Nikki and Michael combines with action and mystery to entertain any reader who holds a special place in her heart for strong princesses. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Nikki's life is straight out of a fairy tale, but she's no damsel in distress. Read full book review >

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DEMON PRINCESS by Michelle Rowen
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2010

"This volume should leave readers breathless and wondering what royalty and love will bring to their horned heroine. (Supernatural chick lit. 12 & up)"
Nikki Donovan still isn't used to the idea that she's a demon princess, heiress to a vast netherworld called the Shadowlands (Reign or Shine, 2009). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"He also gives readers a poignant mini-memoir about the life of a newspaperman covering the powerful."
Strong language and strong medicine about the decline of the American economy, but marred by overwrought prose and Monday- morning quarterbacking. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BUS RIDE by Amy Rowen
illustrated by Amy Rowen, by Marilyn Sachs
Released: May 6, 1980

"It's obviously a far cry from Sachs' usual level of feeling, tailored to a slick, cute pattern whereas the Armstrong and Rabe entries (above) in this series owe more to the pulps."
In Jo and Matt (1973), Ivan Southall gave us his characteristically agitated interior view of a boy and girl trying separately to get together on their way to school. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU MY MOMMY? by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Solid but not a standout in the genre. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
A little pup pokes around the barnyard in search of its mother. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSINGS OF FRIENDSHIP TREASURY by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"The cheerful, nostalgic flavor of Engelbreit's illustrations may be more appealing to adults than to children, but the quotations express worthy values to pass along to the young. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of short poems and quotations about friendship is illustrated by Engelbreit in her immediately recognizable style with sweetly smiling children, decorated borders and fanciful flowers. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY LOVELY ONE by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A nice choice to share at bedtime or cuddled close, this provides a good introduction to animal babies for the youngest children, who will recognize the differing fledglings as being not unlike themselves. (Picture book. 1-4)"
There are many lovely babies in the world, but only one belongs to Mama… Read full book review >

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A CLOSER LOOK by Mary McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Add this to Barbara Lehman's The Red Book (2004) and Istvan Banyai's Zoom (1995) for a captivating concept study in the art room, the science lab or for a lesson in visual literacy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Often, we have to step back to see the bigger picture: Step back from a single black spot to see that indeed it is only one of a pair upon a ladybug's back. Read full book review >