Search Results: "Melinda Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A worthy concept brought low by abrasive style and slapdash organization."
Feral dogs have their day in this overextended exploration of East St. Louis and its #1 Dog Lover. Read full book review >

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ROTH UNBOUND by Claudia Roth Pierpont
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Although not a substitute for a full biography, Pierpont's book offers a candid and sympathetic portrait of an audacious writer."
An insightful portrait of a creative life. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"A quintessential depiction of one man's view from the brink of the abyss."
The doomed world of interwar Europe comes to burning life in the anguished correspondence of the peripatetic Austrian novelist/journalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Not a masterpiece of wartime literature, but sure to please dog-lovers."
A Marine deployed in Iraq becomes mush in the presence of a puppy and devotes the remainder of his tour to trying to ship the charismatic canine home. Read full book review >

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THE MELINDA ZONE by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1993

"A thoughtful, sophisticated consideration of love, and its burdens and rewards, in contemporary families. (Fiction. YA)"
A reflective novel focusing on a docile 15-year-old only child—survivor of a divorce war that's been going on since her babyhood—who escapes a well-programmed life split between two homes in Milwaukee to spend a summer in St. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Essential, deeply satisfying fiction from one of the least known of the 20th-century's greatest writers."
An important collection of 17 stories and (brief) novellas, all written between 1916 and 1940 by the Austrian writer whose superb novels (including The Silent Prophet and The Radetzky March) rank among the finest rediscovered fiction of recent decades. Read full book review >

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STILL STAR-CROSSED by Melinda Taub
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"A perfect blend of the intimate and the epic, the story both honors its origin and works in its own right. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Love and violence intertwine in this spectacular sequel to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A slow but satisfying read with impressive depth and emotion. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A peasant girl transplanted to the royal court repeatedly confronts death in her new life as executioner, entertainer and bride. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Overly professorial in tone, yet it sufficiently delivers the importance and impact of sexual equality for all."
A verbose chronology of the perpetual demonization of prostitution. Read full book review >

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RAVEN’S POINT by Melinda Metz
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not scary; just disgusting. (Fiction. YA)"
Love defeats evil in mediocre gross-out horror. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Melinda Copper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This variation can't begin to hold a candle to Charles Santore's exquisite version, recently reissued, that will enchant children so much more. (Fairytale. 4-6)"
Interpretations of this favorite Grimm tale range from Disney cute to the sophisticated elegance of Nancy Elkholm Burkert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2012

"A somewhat overlong account that offers amusing anecdotes about teaching."
A veteran New York teacher delivers her first memoir. Read full book review >