Search Results: "Rita Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA WILL by Rita Mae Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"But for the better-than-truth version, and to spend time with someone more likable than the real Brown, go back to Rubyfruit Jungle, the only-slightly-autobiographical novel that made her famous. (Author tour)"
A novelist's autobiography shows that truth is not always as much fun as fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONNA’S PORCH by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gray's poetic first effort is as satisfying as an ice-cold glass of lemonade and as comforting as a hug from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless introductory spread provides a wide view of Nonna's house in the countryside: a cheery yellow home with a periwinkle-blue roof and a big, wide porch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA MINE, MAMA MINE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The portrayal of daily farm life, the book's subtext, is also curiously flat, but the attractive animal illustrations provide some of the appeal and charm missing from their human counterparts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a farm setting, a human mother and assorted animal moms leave their offspring to take care of business: do farm chores (human), stalk a rat (cat), get shod (horse) and so forth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA RITA STORIES by Andrew J Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"Sure to transport readers to another place and time."
A collection of short stories centering on a young boy coming of age in a small fishing community during the mid-1950s in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE SANTA RITA by Sr. Baez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Proof that not everyone who has a transformative experience should write a book."
A well-intentioned but uninspired memoir by the mother of folk singer Joan Baez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD LITTLE HORSE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Little horse lovers will be besotted. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The whistling wind tempts Little Horse to venture from his cozy barn to find out what's afoot in the big wide world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD? by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As welcome as the robin in springtime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Two children wander through the countryside listening to calls of common birds and wonder why the nesting robin alone does not make a sound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE BIG RAIN by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Soft and refreshing. (introduction, about haiku translations) (Poetry. 5-9)"
The images in this compact collection are appropriately misty—colors and shapes seen through rain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF RITA JOE by Rita Joe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"One wishes that she had cried a little more in this spare memoir, in which so much goes unspoken. (photos, not seen)"
The too-modest yet moving life story of a Canadian Indian writer, a member of the Mi'kmaq tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WORLD IS DREAMING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A hushed, lyrical glimpse into the world of dreamers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dreams of woodland creatures—and one Little Dreamer's—take the spotlight in this whimsical exploration of nighttime fantasies. Read full book review >