Search Results: "Roberta Zeta"


BOOK REVIEW

BUFO'S MUSIC by Kite Edizioni Srl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"All toads considered, this is a story for the misfit in all of us. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Music changes a toad's life. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SPITEFUL SPIRITUALIST by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1999

"Sporadically entertaining."
A second outing for Dodgson and Doyle (The Problem of the Missing Miss, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"It's not for those seeking hope and solace."
Controlled anger suffuses this thorough scrutiny of the state of breast cancer research, prevention, treatment, and attitudes by an activist and survivor. Read full book review >

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THE LOST by Roberta Kray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Another multilayered crime saga from Kray (The Pact, 2007, etc.), long on plot but short on style. A panorama of supporting characters adds both interest and potential confusion."
Ghosts of long-dead crimes are best left undisturbed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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THE BRACELET by Roberta Gately
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Despite menacing characters and real atrocities, this mystery deflates."
On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death. Was she pushed? Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOU SEE ME by Roberta Degnore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A thoughtful, engrossing story of a young woman desperately fighting to find her own voice even as family, friends and society try to keep her silent."
A young woman from a strict, religious family and trapped in an equally oppressive marriage struggles to break free in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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CHAINS OF FOLLY by Roberta Gellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"The extensive roll call of historical and fictional characters is occasionally bewildering, but marvelous Magdalene and stout-hearted Bell make the effort to keep them straight well worthwhile."
Those who meddle in the affairs of kings, especially in 12th-century London, are apt to end up dead. Read full book review >

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ANNA AKHMATOVA by Roberta Reeder
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"But this very density is what will make Reeder's biography not only the starting point for all future engagements with Akhmatova's life and work but more generally a key source for scholars exploring the thorny entanglement of politics and art in 20th- century Russia. (32 pages of photos, not seen)"
By meticulously tracing renowned Russian poet Akhmatova's tortuous life, this extraordinarily detailed biography builds up a panoramic view of Soviet cultural history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"The star of her eighth-grade class, devoted as a young girl to logical argument, has produced a narrative stocked with sweeping statements ill supported by facts."
The author's memories of early adolescence, as taken from her rediscovered diaries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A solid if not profound biography of a remarkable woman whose life story has been sorely neglected. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
Free-lance journalist Ostroff (Rolling Stone, Reader's Digest, etc.) offers an engaging biography of feisty combat reporter/photographer Dickey Chapelle—the first American woman journalist killed in action. Read full book review >