Search Results: "Rosamund Bartlett"


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CHEKHOV by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Some interesting material on hitherto unexplored aspects of Chekhov's life, but this one's strictly for specialists."
A peculiar biography that justifies its addition to an overcrowded shelf by focusing on the landscapes most important to the Russian writer. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"A rich, complex life told in rich, complex prose."
Cultural historian and translator Bartlett (Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, 2004, etc.) unravels the ornate and complicated tapestry of the life of the great Russian writer. Read full book review >

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BARTLETT AND THE ICE VOYAGE by Odo Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Small, delicately detailed illustrations reflect the episode's light tone. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this tongue-in-cheek quest tale, Hirsch (Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman, 2001) suggests that imperious Queens and intrepid Explorers both might have a thing or two to learn. Read full book review >

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BARTLETT AND THE CITY OF FLAMES by Odo Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Illustrated with frequent, diminutive ink-and-wash vignettes and well-stocked with characters foolish or wise—or interesting combinations of the two—this leisurely but engaging import will please fans of faintly offbeat adventure tales. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The trio of intrepid explorers introduced in Bartlett and the Ice Voyage (2003) again deploys generous measures of ingenuity, perseverance, and desperation in pursuit of a seemingly impossible task. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A bloody and bold tale for those who want some Romero with their Romeo, but resolution awaits a sequel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Young lovers and enemies try to save the city in this dystopian spin on Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Engrossing. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
An absorbing, beautifully complex retelling of the "Cupid and Psyche" myth. Read full book review >

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THE QUALITY OF SILENCE by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Shrewdly commercial and seamed with some memorable descriptions of the polar wilds, Lupton's latest, though unsteady at times, delivers an engrossing wallop of readable escapism."
Can an intrepid mother and her plucky deaf daughter survive a perilous ride across a midnight polar landscape to find the missing-presumed-dead third member of their family? Read full book review >

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AFTERWARDS by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Despite excessive length and the sense of suffocation that can arise from Grace's interiorscape, this compulsive read confirms Lupton's instinctive commercial flair."
No one is above suspicion when a cozy scenario of suburban family accord morphs into a full-throttle psychological thriller, ring-fenced by a mother's love. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON BOUND by Rosamund Hodge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2015

"Rachelle's flaws make her an incredibly sympathetic character; though her romance is not so compelling, the unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read. (Fantasy. 14 & up)
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A high fantasy loosely based on "Little Red Riding Hood" and the less well-known "The Girl with No Hands." Read full book review >

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SISTER by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"A skillfully wrought psychological thriller."
Hitchcockian spookiness in this tale of two sisters—one living, one dead—in London. Read full book review >

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KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >

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SEAL ISLAND SCHOOL by Susan Bartlett
Released: March 1, 1999

"The amicable characters and genial tone harken back to simpler times, when afterschool activities meant discovering shells at the beach, and every sunset was an event. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Everything turns out right in this salubrious, good-natured account of everyday life in a one-room schoolhouse on an island in Maine where "the only cars were three old pickups." Read full book review >