Search Results: "Roland Mann"


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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Roland Mann
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Co-published with its prequel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, adapted by Matt Josdal, illustrated by Brian Shearer (ISBN: 978-93-80028-34-7). (Graphic classic. 12-14)"
This slender graphic adaptation of the Great American Novel preserves some of Twain's language, most of his plot and a good sense of his sardonic take on human society. Read full book review >

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STORM RUNNERS by Roland Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Since they are left sharing a barn with an elephant who is about to give birth as a vicious escaped leopard roams outside, readers are really going to want to find out what happens next. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Readers will really feel blasts of wind, water and flying debris in this disaster tale—at least until the narrative cuts off in mid-howl. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENCE HALL by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An interactive website is scheduled to launch with the book's release. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old "Q," or Quest, is at a life-changing moment. Read full book review >

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"Wordy, technically elaborate, and lacking emotional payoff."
Hughes' experimental fiction—a blow-by-blow account of the ultimate financial 9/11—is intended as “a wake-up call.” Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2002

"No mystery and no surprises here, but touching affirmation of the anchoring value of family and home."
A gentle autobiography in which the author's search for self often takes the form of a spiritual quest for goodness. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN SAVIOR by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Impressive speculative fiction, and a bracing tonic for an election year."
Smart, funny yet dead serious Second Coming novel from Merullo (Breakfast with Buddha, 2007, etc.), who has Jesus offering America spiritual renewal by way of a run for the White House. Read full book review >

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SHOWBOAT by Roland Lazenby
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This is bound to be the best biography of Kobe Bryant for some time, even if at times it may be overkill."
A mammoth biography of one of basketball's most complicated stars. Read full book review >

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Conscious Awakening by Roland Hirasek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A poorly organized collection of musings on a variety of consciousness-related topics."
A disjointed exploration of paranormal phenomena and existentialism. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAN by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tale of finding a place to belong with a specific setting but universal appeal. Read full book review >