Search Results: "Rocki St. Claire"


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HIT REPLY by Rocki St. Claire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Labored, difficult to follow, and just plain juvenile."
Hey! A novel told in e-mails! Are there a few people left in Upstate Mongolia or the Greater Timbuktu Area who haven't read a book in this tired format? Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A satisfactory historical fiction novel that could use more edge and polish."
A sweeping yet compact saga that traces one woman's life from wealth and affluence to a Chicago brothel, as she learns to rely on herself in the face of numerous obstacles and challenges. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE MARVEL by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Very precious, very trite-seeming. Love Story it's not."
An acutely sensitive love story, the sort in which feelings and psyches are so fragile that the normal ups and downs of true love become near-fatal wounds. Here, a thirtysomething man recalls his haunting love for an elusive and complex woman. Read full book review >

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RESCUING CLAIRE by Thomas Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"Still, Johnson pulls off this first novel, turning trite material into delightful muscular prose that makes him a writer to watch."
A clever, well-written trot through student life in 1960's Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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No Peace After War by Claire St. Hilaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2016

"A harrowing and powerful visualization of war's aftermath."
St. Hilaire's (Inseparable, 2015) 26 short stories and poems voice the individual agonies of soldiers and those who love them. Read full book review >

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DON'T YOU WISH by Roxanne St. Claire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Heavy-handed exposition, flat characters and trite dialogue don't elevate this outing past forgettable. (Science fiction/chick-lit. 14-17)"
An unsatisfying blend of science fiction and Gossip Girl marks St. Claire's young adult debut. Read full book review >

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THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Roxanne St. Claire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Neatly done suspense enlivens the familiar plot. (Thriller. 12-18)"
It's supposed to be an honor to make the Hottie List at her high school, but Kenzie worries that she and the other girls might be the targets of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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Claire on Lafayette Square by Judith Chouteau
Released: June 18, 2014

"The message of friendship trumping serious challenges comes through clearly despite sometimes-cringe-worthy rhymes."
In an awkwardly rhyming picture book about helping a friend overcome an illness, debut author Chouteau introduces Claire, a fun-loving, caring redhead in the diverse neighborhood of Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND PRESENT DANGER by Gillian Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"More substance to the mystery, more crackle to the dialogue: a notch up for the series."
After a two-book sabbatical devoted to launching her fledgling Howe-August series, an obviously revitalized Roberts returns with a brisker, brighter 10th Amanda Pepper (Helen Hath No Fury, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >