Search Results: "Rosamund Hodge"


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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material. (map, biographies, timeline, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust, a broad if dispassionate overview of the privately funded evacuation of 10,000 European children in the months before the war's formal start. 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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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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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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FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"For a civilian readership increasingly alienated from the culture of its military, Hodge provides an important guide to what the reformers have wrought."
A journalist specializing in military matters reports on the war on terror's transformation into "a campaign of armed social work." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"With more than a hint of being a bodice-ripper, this accomplished debut will speak to fans of historical fiction and epic novels."
The Civil War gets a supernatural assist in this blood- and sex-soaked epic, the first entry of a planned series from the husband-and-wife writing team. 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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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 >