Search Results: "Roger Lea MacBride"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE FARM IN THE OZARKS by Roger Lea MacBride
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Peaceful, wholesome fare. (Fiction. 9-12)"
With a pleasing simplicity of description, MacBride portrays life in the Ozarks 100 years ago during the Wilder family's first growing season. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HOUSE ON ROCKY RIDGE by Roger Lea MacBride
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 1993

"First printing of 100,000. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Rose Wilder Lane's sole heir draws on family papers, Lane's published works, stories she told, and historical research to extend her mother's fictionalized family history into the next generation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEA by Pascal Mercier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Despite Mercier's (Perlmann's Silence, 2012, etc.) lyricism and occasional emotional acuity, the book's depiction of suffering does little to elaborate its closing observation that 'there is unhappiness of a dimension so great that it is unbearable.'"
Two men from Bern who can no longer trust their hands—one is a recently retired surgeon who can't hold a scalpel without trembling and the other can't hold a steering wheel without contemplating suicide—meet by chance in a cafe in Provence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1974

"That we find these letters only intermittently interesting can hardly be blamed on Mrs. Wilder who intended them for her husband and friends, but at best they serve as an object lesson proving the English composition cliche 'write about what you know."
In 1915 Laura Ingalls Wilder was 48 and the publication of the first Little House book was seventeen years in the future; in a sense the well loved chronicler of pioneer childhood had not yet been born. Read full book review >

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THE SHATTERED SPHERE by Roger MacBride Allen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Hypercomplicated, bulging with ideas that unfortunately run way ahead of Allen's ability to express them."
More galactic hi-jinks in this sequel to Allen's paperback The Ring of Charon (1990), in which the Earth was stolen by alien Charonians (they resemble cyborg social insects) and inserted into an artificial solar system known as the Multisphere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An older technology—the magnifying glass—will be necessary for reading the bibliography and source notes. (online resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
According to the authors, Abraham Lincoln was part of the last generation of Americans who didn't expect technology ever to change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER IS GOING FISHING by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"A clever story whose illustrations lack the warm fuzzies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The main characters from Roger Is Reading a Book (2015) are back in this picture book, translated from the original Dutch, about a fishing trip that catches more than fish. Read full book review >

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ROGER GETS CARRIED AWAY by Barbara Todd
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 is a little too far out will come along more happily on this ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wild encounters with a succession of toothy, googly-eyed space aliens bring a reluctant lad around to accepting his first pair of glasses. Read full book review >