Search Results: "Monique Roffey"


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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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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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THE DEEP BLUE MEMORY by Monique Urza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"A brocade of bright conceits that needs more air and space."
A meditative, richly imaged (perhaps a shade too richly) fictional memoir having to do with the secret darks and the secure, loving frame of family. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE by Monique Polak
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The conditions of life are harsh but not impossible, and the gradual rapprochement between Noah and his dad adds a nice counterpoint to Noah's reaction to this exotic world into which he not only arrives but that he discovers he admires. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Noah's mom thinks he needs to spend some time with his father, who happens to live in the village of George River, in Quebec's Far North. Read full book review >

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LEGGINGS REVOLT by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Thin but nevertheless intriguing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eric has just moved to a new school with a strict principal. However, Mr. Germinato seems most concerned with the school dress code, which applies only to girls. Read full book review >

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ACROSS GREAT DIVIDES by Monique Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2013

"Despite some promising subplots, this historical tale only skims the emotional surface of two of the 20th century's most devastating chapters."
In Roy's (Once Upon a Time in Venice, 2007) novella, a Jewish family bears witness to Nazism and apartheid. Read full book review >

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LIFE AT SEA by Monique Layton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"An eccentric but enthralling look at the human conquest of the sea."
A wide-ranging account of the history of seafaring that incorporates economic, political, and sociological commentary. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO I END AND YOU BEGIN? by Shulamith Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An elegant conversation starter to a not-so-simple question. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From animals to plants, sky to sea, people to people, we're all connected. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN WANTS A NAP by Tracy  Marchini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A surprising gem. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A day on the farm, seen through the eyes of a lively chicken. Read full book review >

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PUSHOUT by Monique W. Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2016

"A powerful and thought-provoking book of social science."
A writer and educator explores how various learning environments marginalize black girls and push them away from positive and productive futures. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO NKAMBA by Piper Monique Dellums
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An often engaging work that could be used as an introduction to Congo studies."
A spiritual prophecy comes true in Dellums' (Grandma Leola Celebrates Purim, 2015, etc.) colorful story of a Congolese culture and religion. Read full book review >

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THE JEWEL BOX BALLERINAS by Monique de Varennes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"A lovely story to share in which greed is mightily vanquished by joie de vivre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A very rich, very indulgent woman cares so much for her material possessions, purchased only in quantities of two, that she has no love left for humanity. Read full book review >