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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE CROW by Rosalind Rosenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2017

"Assiduous research and clear prose give Murray her due."
A cradle-to-grave account about one of the most interesting, accomplished, and controversial figures in 20th-century America who is far too little known. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Essential reading for women's-studies courses."
Carefully constructed and thoroughly researched examination of the role played by Columbia University's women in transforming a small, all-male, WASPy college into a diverse research institution and influential center for feminist scholarship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN TULIP by Rosalind Laker
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Obviously, lots of research went into this, resulting in a plethora of details about iconography, tulip-breeding, 17th-century guilds, etc. Certainly lovers of Flemish painting will be beguiled- -even though the plot doesn't quite sizzle and Laker's writing is as much decorating as anything else."
An accessory-mad costume drama by one of the genre's leading lights that, like other Laker originals (The Silver Touch, To Dance with Kings, etc.), focuses on an antique trade—in this case, Dutch painting in the days of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORCHIDS AND DIAMONDS by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Conversation here, as in Laker's others, is a shade stiff, but her vision of beautiful clothes is admirably researched and pastry- sweet."
More competently informed period bubbly by the author of The Sugar Pavilion (1994) and umpteen others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING GEORGE SAND by Rosalind Brackenbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2011

"Slender and a little too neat, but a resonant meditation on love, literature and lived experience."
Parallel love stories link and illuminate the lives of two women, the 19th-century French writer George Sand and a Scottish academic writing about her. Read full book review >