Search Results: "Rosalind Wiseman"


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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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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 VENETIAN MASK by Rosalind Laker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"But her characters are spunky and her plot satisfies, even if it doesn't describe the character behind La Serenissima's mask in anything other than the most simplistic terms."
More old-fashioned historical romance from Laker (The Golden Tulip, etc. etc.), this time set in Venice just before Napoleon forces the declining republic to its knees. Read full book review >

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I, ELIZABETH by Rosalind Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Not great, but not trash either: romantic pseudo-history, weighty in size, scope, and ambition—if not achievement. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
From British novelist and nonfiction author Miles (The Women's History of the World, 1989, etc.), an impressively researched fictional portrait of England's great queen (15331603) as emotionally high-strung, thirsty for love, and a martyr to her role. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD OF THE HOLY GRAIL by Rosalind Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Intellectually satisfying historical fiction that's also immensely entertaining."
In this final installment in the Guenevere trilogy (Knight of the Sacred Lake, 2000, etc.), Miles gives a provocative twist to the search for the Holy Grail—in a beautifully rendered and elegiac tale of betrayal, the passing of the old order, and the constancy of true love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An epic account of the struggle to humanize engineering education."
The author chronicles her five years as dean of students and undergraduate education at MIT (1995-2000) to show how one of the world's great seats of technical knowledge struggled with the impact of its own principal product: innovation. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHT OF THE SACRED LAKE by Rosalind Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"The best kind of historical fiction, with characters that ignore the heavy hand of history and instead live their own full and complex lives. A terrific read."
A literate, wonderfully written, alluring tale, the second in a trilogy (after Guenevere: Queen of the Summer Country), offers a subtle feminist interpretation of the Arthurian legends as it continues the story of Guenevere, forced to choose between love and duty for the sake of her kingdom. Read full book review >

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ISOLDE by Rosalind Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Fans can take their seats for another exhilarating ride through Arthurian Britain."
Miles, author of a Guenevere trilogy (The Child of the Holy Grail, 2001, etc.), again gives a persuasive feminist tweak to an old tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"A sturdy jumping-off point that should leave interested readers poised to plunge into deeper, more challenging works."
A solid and well-written, if analytically unexceptional, overview of the complex experience of modern American women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"For seekers of self-betterment, a mostly intriguing new slant to personal transformation."
"The most-followed psychologist on Twitter" re-examines the process of creating personal change and growth. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER ME by Eva Wiseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will need the Kleenex for this one. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The bubonic plague brings added misery and death to European Jews. Read full book review >