Search Results: "Robyn Davidson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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THE AVRAM DAVIDSON TREASURY by Avram Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Dense, erudite, and literary, these stories seem destined to find a small but highly appreciative audience."
All agree that Davidson (1923—93) was a gifted and technically accomplished writer with a good ear for dialogue. Read full book review >

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THE INVESTIGATIONS OF AVRAM DAVIDSON by Avram Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

Much-honored sf/fantasy writer Davidson (1923—93) was also a master of the mystery short story, argues his friend Richard Lupoff in his warmly appreciative introduction, and adduces in evidence 13 stories ranging in their settings from China to Olde New York, and running from a new twist on the old tale of the vanished bride to a grimly satisfying anecdote of slavery and the law. 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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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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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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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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THE BIBLE CRASH COURSE FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL DROPOUT by Robyn Downey
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"An accessibly written evangelical handbook to the books of Scripture."
A simplified, book-by-book guided tour of the Bible. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE SHE WANTS by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A satisfying reinvention story that handles painful issues with a light and uplifting touch."
After her financier husband commits suicide rather than face jail time for stealing from his clients, Emma Shay Compton comes home to Sonoma with the shadow of his crimes over her and must reinvent herself in a hostile landscape while reconnecting with friends she'd thought lost forever. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING by Robyn Schneider
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Read full book review >