Search Results: "Rosalind Harvey"


BOOK REVIEW

QUESADILLAS by Juan Pablo Villalobos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"For all that it has to say about the relationship between the few rich and the many poor in Mexico, the writing is neither as clever nor as funny as it seems to think it is."
A political allegory aims for pointed satire but settles for slapstick farce. Read full book review >

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OBLIVION by Héctor Abad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Is there a father alive who would not weep at such an artful, tender tribute?"
A Colombian writer delivers a rousing, affecting tribute to his father, Héctor Abad Gómez, a professor and physician who was murdered in 1987 by radical political opponents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Engaging and fun to read, but for a more subtle study, see Myraim Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys (p. 587)."
The lurid title suits this swift, wry, anecdotal survey of the pitiful confusion that Miles (The Women's History of the World, 1989; Women and Power, 1986) finds in the lives of adult men: Acculturated largely by women to identify with their penises (which makes them prone to violence), they are, she says, ``dislocated'' by the women's movement, frustrated, angry, and even more violent than historically they have been known to be. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA’S BEACH by Rosalind Beardshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A subtle and positively uplifting duo that will easily help any child through those inevitable crestfallen moments in life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes creative and inventive grandparents can provide the best solutions for the disappointments a child may encounter. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCESS by Rosalind Allchin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Readers will jump for this tongue-in-cheek variation on the theme of being careful what you wish for. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A dreamy frog discovers that the life of a Royal isn't all crunchy flies and cool waters in this sardonic debut. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR PAVILION by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1994

"Leisurely, long, stiff as a board in places, but with some yum-yum desserts."
From period-romancer Laker (The Venetian Mask, 1992; etc.), a tale of smuggling, the plight of ÇmigrÇ aristocrats during the French Revolution, the amours of the future George IV, and the art of the confectionery trade—all in the 1790's seaside resort of Brighton. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"But Charlie and her friends are outspoken and engaging, and the ending, while neither surprising nor original, will satisfy readers who like a tidy finish. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Wiseman has written widely on the social dynamics of teens, most notably in Queen Bees & Wannabes (2002). Read full book review >

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PICASSO'S WOMAN by Rosalind MacPhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Any book from MacPhee promises equally to be a good one."
Published in Canada in slightly different form in 1994, this absorbing story of a resourceful and courageous woman learning to live with breast cancer received the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award. Read full book review >

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BRUNO CASSINI by Rosalind Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A pleasant novel, but one that reaches for revelations it can't quite grasp."
In Trotter's debut novel, an Italian family man's love affair forces him to confront the shifting cultural landscape. Read full book review >

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DOMESTIC SECRETS by Rosalind Noonan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"Noonan (Take Another Look, 2015, etc.) delivers another page-turning romantic thriller whose deeply flawed characters draw you into a web of family secrets."
They may be besties, but two suburban single mothers are most unlikely friends. Read full book review >

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