Search Results: "Rosamond Halsey Carr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A quiet and elegant beauty of a memoir, with a dignity that is at once antique and enviable. (First serial to Vogue)"
An intriguing memoir of a European woman plantation owner in Rwanda over the past half-century, written with grace and self-assurance by Carr, with help from her niece. Read full book review >

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HALSEY STREET by Naima  Coster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Absorbing and alive, the kind of novel that swallows you whole."
A quiet gut-punch of a debut, Coster's novel is a family saga set against the landscape of gentrifying Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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ROSAMOND LEHMANN by Selina Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"Sympathetic but true to a life lived for love."
Literary biographer Hastings (Evelyn Waugh, 1995, etc.) turns to a novelist whose life paralleled the cycles of romantic passion and despair she portrayed in her own books. Read full book review >

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JOCASTA CARR, MOVIE STAR by Roy Gerrard
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A round-the-world journey is standard picture-book fare, but this travelogue is unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 6+)"
When Jocasta's beloved companion and costar Belle (an Old English sheepdog) is kidnapped by Maxwell Pym, a film producer, the dauntless Jo flies after them in her handy little red seaplane, trailing them from Hollywood to New York, London, and ``Wangaloo'' in the Java Sea. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2010

"A workmanlike, solid biography of a significant American military leader."
An admiring reappraisal of the belligerent fleet commander who carried the day for the American Navy during World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Carr's legion of readers will know better than to expect any major new critical or biographical insights from this entertaining five-course feast of the familiar."
An engaging, handsomely full-dress, but oddly unrevealing biography of the unquestioned master of locked-room mysteries and impossible crimes. Read full book review >

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WHEN EMILY CARR MET WOO by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A well-meaning story that unfortunately lacks the originality, creativity and spirit of its subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book offers glimpses of the life of the iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF KATHERINE CARR by Thomas H. Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"The climax manages to be sobering and satisfying without tying up all the loose ends of Cook's most obscure puzzler."
The disappearance of a young writer over a decade ago is only the tip of the iceberg in this cobwebby 22nd thriller from Cook (Master of the Delta, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF ROBERT CARR by Paul K Lovett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2015

"A somewhat uneven sci-fi tale that admirably handles weighty philosophical concepts with a light touch."
In Lovett's debut sci-fi satire, a young man's technological upgrade doesn't go as expected. Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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THE BARRENS by Rosamond Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Not the best or worst of the overheated, essentially routine thrillers (Starr Bright Will Be with You Soon, 1999, etc.) signed by the author's own double, but a puzzling waste of Oates's talent."
Like Henry James perversely trying to make a second career by conquering the London stage, Joyce Carol Oates seems bent on devoting part of her prodigious gifts to pseudonymous neo-gothic thrillers like this latest. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DELIGHT by Rosamond Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1997

"It's a mark of both Smith's unsettling power and its limitations that Terence's wayward obsession is so much stronger and more believable than the shadowy woman who inspires it, or even than Terence himself."
A cozy suburbanite who's won it all loses it, and perhaps his mind as well, when a summons to jury duty throws him together with a bewitching assault victim, in the sixth and most elaborate of Smith's neo-gothic fantasies (You Can't Catch Me, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >