Search Results: "Rod Josey"


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IN THE NEXT THREE SECONDS by Rowland Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Then again, they may be extinct. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A fine compendium of curious events that will transpire over periods of time as measured in multiples of three. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S TEETH by Rod Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The fully modeled, highly detailed caricatures of faces, bodies, and furniture will elicit giggles, while the inherent humor of the situation is milked for all it's worth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perfectly silly story with a whopping visual punchline sure to delight young listeners and readers. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY by Rod Clement
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 1997

"Inspired silliness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just Another Ordinary Day (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; May 11, 1997; 0-06-027666-5; PLB 0-06-027667-3): Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's ``typical'' day, as she rises to her alarm (a shirtless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home ``in a land far far away,'' and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge ``cat,'' a lion named Fluffy. Read full book review >

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BILLY SUNDAY by Rod Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1996

"Still, the primary setting, an ancient forest in summer where pleasure and horror can almost merge, makes the presence of the past keenly felt."
Australian writer Jones (Julia Paradise, 1987) wades into the murky past, recruits three historical figures as his protagonists, and returns with a mottled, half-throttled view of malaise and mystery in the Great Northern Woods of Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A fine work of history. (maps, not seen)"
War still makes rattling good history, especially in the hands of a skilled storyteller like Gragg (Confederate Goliath, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1994

"With rich allusions to myth, superstition, religion, anthropology, a challenging and rewarding book, well worth the stretch it requires."
In this challenging, provocative, and original multi- disciplinary study, Mengham (English/Cambridge) goes beyond linguistics, semantics, and philology, to consider language in the evolution of social life, from its mystical role in religion to its historical one in culture and its material one in economics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"A revealing and nuanced view of recent French history."
Plus ça change, plus ça change: The France of 2005 is far different from the France of a century before, though both agree that anything that is not French is suspect. Read full book review >

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ROD by Rod Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels."
In which Roderick David Stewart, aka Rod the Mod, bares all—not least the secrets of spiky hair. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A provocative, well-told story of love at all costs and an incisive examination of the continued violation of women's rights in Afghanistan."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist's account of how two young Afghanis from warring ethnic clans risked disgrace and death to wed each other.Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"A unique, if upsetting, sampler of the ways in which parents mourn."
Mebane surveys the tributes created by parents to memorialize their dead children in this compilation. Read full book review >

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