Search Results: "Roger Deakin"


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WILDWOOD by Roger Deakin
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"A companion to Waterlog, this will hopefully bring Deakin to the attention of American readers, who will find him a kindred spirit to Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry and other celebrants of the land."
Part Walden, part Road to Oxiana: The late British natural-history writer Deakin (Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain, 1999) serves up an elegant meditation on trees and why they matter. Read full book review >

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DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

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REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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FACING EAST by Roger Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2013

"An arresting travel book about the way geography and people intersect."
An avid traveler and portrait photographer shares images and experiences from his journey across the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A valuable adjunct to the small but growing literature surrounding the current economic crisis."
Avarice, incompetence, feuding, lying, revenge-seeking: The financial collapse of Iceland in October 2008, writes Financial Times correspondent Boyes, has all the makings of a Viking saga. Read full book review >

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MAKING TOAST by Roger Rosenblatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Through the glass of the author's transparent style we see all the sharp and soft contours of grief."
A father grieves over the stunning loss of his 38-year-old daughter, who died in 2007 of a rare, undetected heart condition while exercising at home. Read full book review >