Search Results: "Robb Forman Dew"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2005

"Dew never finds a way past the blandness of her nice characters' lives."
Dew returns to the Scofield family of Washburn, Ohio, in this disappointing sequel to The Evidence Against Her (2001). Read full book review >

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THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"Although Dew's stately pace requires patience, particularly at first, the fictional world she creates becomes irresistible and hard to leave by book's end."
From American Book Award winner Dew (Dale Loves Sophie to Death, 1981; a memoir, The Family Heart, 1994, etc.) comes a leisurely, deceptively formal, quietly ambitious exploration of love in turn-of-the-century Ohio. Read full book review >

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BEING POLITE TO HITLER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"The fictional characters, so vivid in The Evidence Against Her (2001), have paled as they have aged, and even the passions of the younger generation are too muted to engage the reader."
The third installment of Dew's portrait of the Scofield clan of Washburn, Ohio (The Truth of the Matter, 2005, etc.), focuses on the aging of matriarch Agnes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Despite stylistic lapses and a few bursts of preachiness, a reflective exploration of a mother's struggle with her attitudes toward homosexuality and a family's negotiation of difference."
A moving and honest account by American Book Award-winning novelist Dew of what she learned when her oldest son came out. Read full book review >

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FORTUNATE LIVES by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1992

After her mediocre second novel (The Time of Her Life, 1984), Dew resurrects the Howells family from her stunning debut, Dale Loves Sophie to Death (1981), and proves, once again, that common sense and elegant prose can transform ordinary lives into compelling fiction. Read full book review >

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DEW ON GINKGO LEAVES by Todd Shuler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"A ravishing work of historical fiction about devotion and revenge amid the 'bloodstained dust' of war."
A death by poisoned arrow begins this violent epic of the Qing Dynasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEW BREAKER by Edwidge Danticat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"Searing fiction with the lived-in feel of the best memoir."
A torturer-in-hiding examined from multiple angles by family and victims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GATHERING THE DEW by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The author takes on this shocking slice of world history with the appropriate amount of detail and sensitivity for a young audience, but the difficult subject matter makes it better suited for more mature readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this historical first-person narrative, Nakri Sokha, a 12-year-old girl living in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh in 1975, has her world shattered overnight. Read full book review >

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Atlas Forman & The Necessary Dream by Derek Holser
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Fantasy elements may hook readers, but the characters will land them."
A magical destiny awaits a 12-year-old daydreamer, but he has real-life troubles to contend with first. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR (EARTH) SCHOOL, DEWEY DEW by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"ET or not, the first day of school will be ootay. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dewey Dew's first day of school might look an awful lot like most kids', though it's a pretty safe bet they aren't extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND AND THE ECHOES by Dew Pellucid
Released: July 25, 2012

"A somewhat derivative fantasy novel that readers hungry for magic and adventure will gladly devour."
Pellucid's debut middle-grade adventure takes place in a fantastic realm. Read full book review >

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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >