Search Results: "Roma Karas"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMA by Steven Saylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Like James Michener, Saylor the novelist (A Gladiator Dies Only Once, 2005, etc.) is upstaged by Saylor the historian—except when he suggests that history itself is fact-based fiction."
Livy meets Michener in this sprawling, episodic 1,000-year novel of the rise of ancient Rome from its first settlement to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Read full book review >

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MURAL ON SECOND AVENUE by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Conveying an idyllic but never sugary view of urban life, this gathering not only marks a strong debut for the illustrator, but highlights the timeless quality of so much of Moore's poetry. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Though only one of the 17 poems here is new, by being paired to Karas's intimate, generic street and parkscapes, all shine in handsome new settings. Read full book review >

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ROMA ETERNA by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2003

"Works better as individual stories, where Silverberg can bring his scholarship to bear, than as a quasi-novel whose overall justification grows steadily more improbable."
From the veteran author/editor (The Longest Way Home, 2002, etc.), a fix-up consisting of ten stories, 1989-2003, some of which have appeared before in somewhat different form, whose premise is a highly familiar one: What if the Roman Empire never fell? Read full book review >

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Roma Amor by Sherry Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The first installment in a page-turning saga that revisits the heroes and villains of the grandest city of the ancient world."
A historical novel of secrets and betrayal in first-century Rome, the first in an episodic series about the infamous, mad Caesars of the early Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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ROMA, UNDERGROUND by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"Despite minor flaws, the strong, captivating heroine and an allure of conspiracy and organized crime make this novel an undoubted success."
The first in a series, Valjan's debut novel explores the hidden history preserved beneath the streets of Rome and the even more elusive world of covert government agencies. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITO by Roma Tearne
Released: July 1, 2008

"Wholly satisfying."
A grief-stricken novelist returns to Sri Lanka in this first novel from a Sri Lankan born, British-reared artist. Read full book review >

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The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. Read full book review >

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HOW DO BIRDS FIND THEIR WAY? by Roma Gans
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A solid introduction to a fascinating topic and a welcome addition to the series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series asks plenty of questions in a brief, lucid text, urging readers to think about what happens to birds in winter—how they return to their nesting grounds year after year across continents and oceans, and how they navigate by day, at night, and in fog. Read full book review >

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BROOK TROUT by Nick Karas
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Angling literature, burdened as it is by overproduction, has every reason to celebrate Karas's brook trout encomium. (color and b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
The much maligned brook trout gets star billing in this encyclopedic, readable study of Salvelinus fontinalis from Newsday outdoor columnist Karas. Read full book review >

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ATLANTIC by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A lovely departure for the artist whose work usually makes readers laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Descriptions of the water and overviews of natural processes combine to make this a unique presentation of the story of the Atlantic Ocean. Read full book review >

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SKIDAMARINK by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Each page fuels and satisfies expectations as the foldouts deliver their goods, and it is a testament to Karas's sweetly disarming artwork that these two don't appear an oddly matched couple, but made for one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This engaging piece of tomfoolery will be a fidgety reader's delight (though it must have been a bookmaker's nightmare). Read full book review >