Search Results: "Robyn Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SANTA FE JAIL by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dedicated spy-thriller and sci-fi fans would probably be able to fill in the blanks, but it's not worth the effort. (historical notes on rain forests, Nazi plunder and other related topics, with period images, appended) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
A disappointing second outing finds the titular time-traveling secret agent darting his way through a tangle of nefarious schemes so messy and incoherent that readers have no chance of following him. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A bonbon for Tintin fans. (historical afterwords on manuscript illumination, witch hunts and other related topics) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
Bad guys are traveling back in time, and it's up to a fixer named Mortensen to repair the damage. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Robyn Bavati
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"A balletic variation on the familiar story of teen rebellion. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Love of ballet clashes with the strict religious beliefs of a young teen's family. Read full book review >

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BETTER THAN YESTERDAY by Robyn Schneider
FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Young readers should find it entertaining and satisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
Two prep-school friends cope with changes and difficulties as they attend summer session before their senior year. Read full book review >

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DESERT PLACES by Robyn Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Davidson's conventional attempts to generalize about an abstraction called India are much less interesting than her well-told encounters with fascinating, lovable, resourceful people. (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An Australian woman spends several harrowing months with desert nomads in the Indian desert, witnessing one of that land's last great pastoral migrations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2008

"A colorful, occasionally shocking fish-out-of-water memoir."
Vigorous recollections of a youth spent among "profoundly fringy" adults "in the middle of nowhere." Read full book review >

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THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sympathetic, fully realized characters and good use of period details make this a winning work of historical fiction."
Quiet, assured debut novel set in medieval England, concerning a young woman's entry into the religious life—one as tumultuous as anything on the outside. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"From 'Hey Diddle, Diddle' to 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,' this is a bountiful treasury of gems. (Anthology. 2-5)"
You can judge this book by its cover. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS ARE SEX MANIACS by Robyn Harding
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Eleventh grader Louise Harrison's comfortably self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother (a plot development that leads to the cringe-inducingly frequent use of the phrase "blow job"). Read full book review >

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JUST FRIENDS by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2001

"Well-written romantic comedy from Sisman (Special Relationship, 1995, etc.), but the sophisticated tone doesn't disguise the overfamiliar plot or the emotional emptiness of her people."
Another report from the front lines of the relationship wars—and this time no one's winning. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE CITY by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Light urban romance no less enjoyable for its predictability."
Two advertising types fall in love even though they've never met and an ocean separates them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Fans will be delighted to get back to Thunder Point and another poignant romance."
After a horrible introduction, Matt Lacoumette makes amends to Ginger Dysart and the two become fast friends—before realizing they might be perfect for each other. Read full book review >