Search Results: "Richard O. Marsh"


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Tale of a Baboon from Botswana by Richard O. Marsh
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A sweet story that takes on life's bigger lessons."
Following in the footsteps of Aesop, Ricahard O. Marsh's (ROM) debut early reader presents an amusing reminder that what goes around comes around. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Clear, concise, and well-written; a finely crafted manual offering instructive and valuable assistance to those who want to leave a lasting legacy."
A thoughtfully constructed guide to leaving a legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Prum writes that his goal was to present the 'full, distinctive richness, complexity, and diversity of this aesthetic view of life.' He absolutely succeeds, though fierce debate will continue among evolutionary biologists."
A robust defense of Charles Darwin's aesthetic theory of evolution. Read full book review >

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FROM THE HEART by James Marsh
HUMOR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"This should be a hot item in bookstores for Valentine's Day; it also suggests some creative uses for art or poetry classes. (Poetry/Picture book. YA)"
In the same delicately precise style and brilliant colors of his Bizarre Birds and Beasts (1991), Marsh paints plants and animals cleverly posed to form hearts as integral parts of the decorative designs illustrating his ``light-hearted verse'': a ram's horns (``Warm-Hearted,'' concluding, ``...I must declare that I love ewe''); the space between two hippos' open jaws (``Big-Hearted''); an autumnal pear (pair) tree (``Change of Heart''); a barbed-wired frame, dripping blood and entwined with roses, with tiny cupids to sharpen points and also offer bandaids (``Empty-Hearted''). Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

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JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS by Katherine Marsh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Despite the fact that the third part of the book pales in comparison to the first two, the honest and humorously self-deprecating voice of Jepp moves readers to rejoice with him as he seeks and manipulates his destiny. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Part coming-of-age novel and part paternity quest, this late-16th-century tale earns its distinction by virtue of its narrator: a dwarf. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT TOURIST by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read. (Fiction. 12-15)"
"It was just after dusk when the accident happened." Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"They gave it a try, and being book people, they ended up with a book."
It's not a frat party. Read full book review >

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INTO THE ABYSS by David Marsh
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Plenty of corn in this story, but it pops, and it's fun to consume."
A contemporary fairy-tale adventure with a strong environmental/spiritual slant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A perceptive evaluation of a pivotal financial institution that's been overtaken by events it helped precipitate."
A savvy audit of the Bundesbank, which, the author observes, ``has replaced the Wehrmacht as Germany's best-known and most feared institution.'' Marsh (chief European correspondent for London's Financial Times; The Germans, 1990) offers an accessible, often absorbing, appraisal of the Federal Republic's Frankfurt-based central bank, whose ``anti-inflationary rectitude'' has made it a power to be reckoned with in global finance. Read full book review >

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LOUIE LOUIE by Dave Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"Louie, Louie'' lives! (Eight pages of b&w photographs)"
Here, rock critic Marsh (Born to Run, Glory Days, etc.) ventures beyond mere celeb biography or fan-boy appreciation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2001

"Personal and interesting, though the hesitancy and complacency of Reverend Marsh and the good citizens of Laurel are less than inspiring."
Reminiscences of growing up white and middle-class in the Deep South during the late 1960s. Read full book review >