Search Results: "Robyn Eversole"


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RED BERRY WOOL by Robyn Eversole
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Funny, touching, and evocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple, sweet story about care, friendship, and literal-mindedness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This primer on friendship wrapped in hijinks is paced for maximum pleasure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this variant of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," two dragons learn to appreciate each other's talents and milieus. Read full book review >

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FLOOD FISH by Robyn Eversole
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The oil paintings, with the texture of the canvas still visible, feature broad swaths of intense color: aquamarine in swimming scenes, the violet gray of a rainy day, and the brilliant red earth of the outback. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When it rains in the arid Australian outback a river that has been dry fills up with water, and with fish. Read full book review >

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THE FLUTE PLAYER/LA FLAUTISTA by Robyn Eversole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As notes warble forth, his idiosyncratic shapes venture across skewed landscapes in vivid accompaniment to the words. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The slippery, undefinable beauty of the experience of listening to music is captured in this pleasant tale that bobs along like birdsong. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HOUSE by Robyn Harbert Eversole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A story with real substance and appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book about the power of the imagination marks excellent debuts for both author and illustrator. 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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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. 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 >

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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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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 >

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The Girl in the Bath by Robyn Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2014

"Despite occasionally clunky prose, a tight narrative that adeptly balances raw emotional trauma with compassion and inventive staging."
In playwright Bishop's debut novel, teenage Lila's unexpected, stillborn baby acts as a catalyst in helping a small Australian community heal long-festering emotional wounds. Read full book review >

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FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thought-provoking look at women of a certain age and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren't exactly what they expected—or thought they were."
In a Marin County neighborhood, four women help each other amid marital strife, personal crises and life-altering epiphanies. Read full book review >