Search Results: "Rainbow Rowell"


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FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Absolutely captivating. (Fiction 14 & up)"
With an unflinching voice, Cath navigates the lonely road of her freshman year at college, untethered from her gregarious twin sister's orbit and unsure whether her wild popularity as an author of fan fiction makes her more—or less—of a "real" writer. Read full book review >

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CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The novel playfully twists genre conventions—there are plenty of wink-wink, nudge-nudge moments to satisfy faithful fantasy readers—but it also stands alone as a modern bildungsroman. Carry on, Simon Snow. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Meta-slash fiction for jaded optimists. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Awkward, prickly teens find deep first love in 1980s Omaha. Read full book review >

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LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"The realities of a grown-up relationship are leavened by the buoyancy and wonder of falling in love all over again."
A marriage in crisis, a magical intervention and a bittersweet choice. Read full book review >

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ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2011

"A certain light charm pervades the novel—a Spring Break kind of book."
Can love survive in the information age? It can when a newspaper's IT guy begins reading the e-mails of the film critic. Read full book review >

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BELOVED SON by Sage Rainbow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2015

"A gentler view of Jesus that receptive readers will find intriguing.

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A novel about an imagined life of Jesus Christ from debut author Rainbow. Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 2013

"But like the soap operas it lampoons, the book offers readers an escape from reality, at least for a short time—and anyone prepared to overlook the author's quirky style may enjoy it for that alone."
Rowell's sequel (Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, 2010) about a soap-opera diva and her cast mates parodies the real deal with cookie-cutter characters, bad subplots and cheesy dialogue. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE by John Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2003

"Accomplished and promising."
Seven longish tales explore newcomer Rowell's North Carolina roots—and a world increasingly indistinguishable from the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN OF SMALL MERCIES by David Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"The Kennedy train is a weak link here between plot segments that are stylistically disjointed and lack any deeper thematic connection."
Washington Post editor Rowell locates his journalistic first novel at the intersection between private lives and national events, in this case Robert Kennedy's death. Read full book review >

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Sparkle Always by Marlie Thomas Rowell
Released: May 14, 2014

"An overly sweet but often thoughtful kids' book."
A hint of magic and a dusting of faith turn this middle-grade novel into a true confection. Read full book review >

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MAKING CALLALOO by Charles Henry Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An appealing anthology, with an array of voices that should please anyone interested in black literature—or literature period."
Founded 25 years ago by editor and University of Virginia professor Rowell (Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in the Americas and Europe, 1995), Callaloo has become one of the most important journals of literature by black authors. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An inspirational family chronicle."
An informative, emotional debut memoir about one family's struggle to create a legacy of achievement for future generations. Read full book review >