Search Results: "Rhoda Belleza"


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CORNERED by Rhoda Belleza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"For the most part, a diverse, robust collection that looks unflinchingly at cruelty. (Anthology. 12 & up)"
This bully-themed anthology stands out in both the breadth of its scope and its tolerance for moral ambiguity. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An exceptionally satisfying series opener. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A galaxy perches on the edge of war when word goes out that the crown princess has been assassinated. Read full book review >

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RHODA BELLEZA
by Alex Heimbach

A young woman is denied her birthright. A refugee finds himself the scapegoat. A TV star takes over the government. Rhoda Belleza’s space opera The Empress of a Thousand Skies may take place in a world far from our own, but it feels undeniably familiar. Rhee is on the way to take her rightful place as empress when an assassination ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A welcome second installment for readers who enjoyed Janzen's first memoir. Others may want to turn elsewhere."
Continuing her search for spiritual relevance in everyday life, Janzen (Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, 2009) recounts the travails and joys encountered while finding love, embracing her new beau's religion, and surviving breast cancer. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

An account of York and the Lewis and Clark Expedition is two stories in one: the grandeur of the expedition and the cruelty of slavery. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ACTS by Rhoda Lerman
Released: May 1, 1994

"A little didactic when Lerman talks about men and women as different species, but not enough to weigh down this otherwise effortlessly profound tale."
Put this in the ``We haven't seen this topic before'' category: A woman finds herself only after she leaves her husband and her lover for a gorilla. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2009

"A buoyant, somewhat mordant ramble through triumphs, upheavals and utter normalcy."
The author takes stock of the tribulations, tragedy and hilarity that has shaped her experiences thus far, reexamining religious roots, familial influences and personal choices. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Once again, Blumberg shows her ability to combine high adventure with vivid historical detail to open a window onto the past. (source note) (Biography. 10-13)"
The life of Manjiro Nakahama, also known as John Mung, makes an amazing story: shipwrecked as a young fisherman for months on a remote island, rescued by an American whaler, he became the first Japanese resident of the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A great and thorough work. (b&w photos, reproductions, maps, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This well-written book guides readers through the history of the Louisiana Purchase, from Napoleon's desire to regain the province of Louisiana for the French, to the territory's purchase by the US under President Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF STARFOOT AND BROWN by Rhoda Canter
Released: Dec. 9, 2012

"A charming talking-animal tale, with gentle messages about family and the environment."
Two Chihuahuas engage the animals of Bald Head Island, N.C., in a plan to stop illegal turtle-egg traffickers in this playful debut children's adventure book aimed at dog lovers and budding environmental advocates. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF NEWFIES by Rhoda Lerman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Though much of the book is overly subjective and intensely speculative, it should be of interest to Newfie lovers and devoted breeders; otherwise of limited appeal."
A highly romanticized account of life with six jumbo-size Newfoundland dogs and a litter of newborn Newfie pups, as told by longtime novelist Lerman (Animal Acts, 1994; God's Ear, 1989; etc.). ``This is a book about the dogs who look steadfastly into my eyes and move their lips in vowel shapes, speaking to me as I speak to them, because they want to be like me, because their life's work is not to be dog, but to be human,'' says Lerman on the opening page. Read full book review >