Search Results: "Romney S Humphrey"


BOOK REVIEW

The May/December Twist by Romney S Humphrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2014

"Grab a towel and some sunscreen—Humphrey's novel is the perfect book for a sunny day at the beach."
Why should men have all the fun? Read full book review >

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PRINTER'S ERROR by Rebecca Romney
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"A spritely visit to the land of rare books."
The role of printed books in Western civilization recounted in diverting essays that recapitulate some significant events in the annals of bibliomania. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER ON THE ROAD IS ME by J.P. Romney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A confident debut that is at once ominous and laugh-out-loud funny. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school student in modern-day Japan must defeat vengeful mountain demons using powers he never knew he had in this uproariously offbeat debut novel. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales will go to the Friends of Animals Utah, where Rudy was found. Or you can just make a direct donation. (Picture book. Adult)"
Humphrey ascribes to her dog Rudy a number of platitudes on life and living splashed onto brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

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MISSION (UN)POPULAR by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Margot's cautionary tale offers an insightful look at a young girl's journey of self-discovery and acceptance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a mother who reads tarot cards, 2-year-old triplet half sisters and an embarrassing stepfather, Margot longs for a more mundane life. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE MIND by Nicholas Humphrey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Only then, perhaps, could one argue that Humphrey has developed a new theory of perception—not a touchy-feely one—to explain consciousness."
Actually, not a history of the mind, but a theory of consciousness—and an amazingly parsimonious theory at that. Read full book review >

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YEHUDI MENUHIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A biography at once serious and entertaining, sensitive and critical: an unfailing joy to read."
A sensitive treatment of one of the best-loved musicians of a generation. Read full book review >

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SEPTEMBER SONG by William Humphrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A book to savor and reread."
Bittersweet tales that commemorate the ``dying fall'' of loves, lives, and powers from acclaimed writer and novelist Humphrey (No Resting Place, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY BOOK by Humphrey Hawksley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2007

"Hawksley's latest (Ceremony of Innocence, 1999, etc.) is frenetic and dark, but a fair amount of fun."
A spunky computer hacker throws herself against a conspiracy of governments and a ruthless Russian oil billionairess, all of whom want to swat her like a fly. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUBY GOLDBERG'S BRIGHT IDEA by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"This middle-grade story of family, friendship and school has all the right elements, but it lacks an ignition spark. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A Rube Goldberg namesake discovers there's more to life than inventions. Read full book review >