Search Results: "Roger Housden"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 2011

"Elegantly soulful and uplifting."
The eloquent account of a Western poet's encounters with the land, culture and people of Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An amusing but shallow diversion whose Gurdjieff-like dialogue ('Can you describe this love you are seeking?') can be either annoying or hilarious depending on your frame of mind—as can the entire story."
New Age fable by first-novelist Housden (Sacred America, 1999, etc.) about the peregrinations of a young Greek icon painter who wanders from Florence to Istanbul in search of enlightenment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"Worth skimming, but don—t confuse Sacred America with the definitive portrait of spiritual life in the US."
British chronicler Housden (Sacred Journeys in a Modern World, 1998, not reviewed, etc.) makes a mixed contribution to that honored genre, the American travelogue, by traipsing across the country with his eyes on the spiritual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Unsentimental for the most part, this portrait of a short, joyous life can be comforting to anyone who has lost a child."
The mother of a three-year-old who died of cancer tells her story, from dancing delight at a pair of red patent-leather shoes to the last breath at home, surrounded by her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2005

"Likely to score well with readers hungry for 1980s-style self-help ruminations. But those who want something with more bite—and self-criticism—will have to look elsewhere. "
An affair holds the key to renewal, in an unsatisfying follow-up to Hannah's Gift (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BRIGHT BABY SLIDE AND FIND ANIMALS by Roger Priddy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Palabras (ISBN: 978-0-312-50729-9). (Ages 1-2)"
In four successive spreads, photographs of three animals appear on bright color fields, appropriately labeled. Read full book review >

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GREGOR MENDEL by Roger Klare
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

This book in the Great Minds of Science series is a sketchy outline of the life of Gregor Mendel, the 19th-century Austrian monk who is best known for his experiments with pea plants. Read full book review >

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THE LAST AIRMEN by Roger Rawlings
Released: May 10, 1989

Passable anecdotal history of aviators, along with a sincere but flat account of the author's fragile relationship with his pilot dad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Brisk, brusque and surprisingly witty—a must for students of the peculiar marriage of politics and entertainment."
Veteran TV newsman Mudd engrossingly dissects the coming of age of television news, as experienced at the best and brightest shop on the block. Read full book review >