Search Results: "Maureen Roffey"


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LET'S MAKE A NOISE by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Let's try to drink the milk''—are not quite as strong but still above average for the genre. (Picture book. 0-4)"
One of four new ``Let's Explore'' board books, with unusually clear, cheery, well-designed illustrations and suggestions for activities or interaction. Read full book review >

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AUGUST FROST by Monique Roffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An oddly moving and poignant tale, unfortunately marred by an amorphous beginning and a pace far too leisurely."
Trinidadian-born Roffey debuts with a strange and magical tale about a young London man's metamorphosis—literally—into an adult. Read full book review >

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ARCHIPELAGO by Monique Roffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"A bit short on narrative energy, but appealingly warmhearted; readers will empathize with the endearing characters and want them to have a happy ending."
Unmoored by catastrophe, a father takes his daughter and dog to sea in this gentle novel from Orange Prize finalist Roffey (The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Maureen Reagan
Released: April 3, 1989

If all of this cheery book were as clichÇd and sanitized as the opening chapters, one could write it off as the first of the first family's memoirs: exuberant yet inconsequential. Read full book review >

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DIVINING BLOOD by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"But still much to enjoy."
All McCoy's strengths—a feisty heroine, a strong regional presence, and much colorful writing—are here, but again the premise and resolution, in this her third novel (Summertime, Walking After Midnight), seem imposed rather than naturally evolving. Read full book review >

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ARE MEN NECESSARY? by Maureen Dowd
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Her heart's in the right place, but she really should get out more."
After sticking it to the administration in Bushworld (2004), New York Times Pulitzer-winner Dowd takes on the battle of the sexes. Read full book review >

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B-MOTHER by Maureen O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An earnest and plodding narrative whose heroine comes across as a whiny victim, much put upon by cold parents, a caddish boyfriend and spoiled college acquaintances."
A teenaged girl has a baby out of wedlock in the 1970s and spends the next 18 years waiting to see if her happily adopted son will seek her out, in this first novel that reads like an updated Joan Crawford movie. Read full book review >

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MOTHER LOVE by Maureen Carter
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Carter (A Question of Despair, 2011, etc.) delivers another well-turned procedural, with the Quinn/King relationship better developed than in her last installment."
A missing woman reignites the fires of animosity between an icy detective and a scheming reporter. Read full book review >

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NEXT OF KIN by Maureen Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sarah grows from an idea to a more fully realized character in this fourth installment of a series (Child's Play, 2014, etc.) that may just be hitting its stride."
A detective investigating a string of sex crimes senses that the key may be found in understanding her own biases against the perpetrators. Read full book review >

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AKA JANE by Maureen Tan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Predictable but crisply written female fantasy, frothy and fun."
Coy debut action-romance featuring a British secret agent turned bestselling mystery novelist who can't quite stay out of the spy business. Read full book review >