Search Results: "Robyn Okrant"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A pleasant but predictable read."
One woman's yearlong mission to adhere to the advice Oprah Winfrey offered in her show, magazine and website. 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 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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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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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 >

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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 >