Search Results: "Rosanne Parry"


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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN STONE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"This vivid, character-driven historical novel captivates. (map, bibliography, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Five years after her mother and baby sister die in the 1918 flu pandemic, Pearl's father is lost in the last Makah whale hunt. Read full book review >

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SECOND FIDDLE by Rosanne Parry
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"While fast paced and featuring perfectly fine character development, this effort, hampered by its thriller ambitions, fails to reach the lofty standard Parry set in her luminous debut, Heart of a Shepherd (2009). (Historical thriller. 10-14)"
Post-Cold War thriller meets teen-friendship story with uneven results. Read full book review >

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THE TURN OF THE TIDE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Thematically rich, by turns exciting and reflective, this affectionate homage to the mariner life celebrates human commonality and difference in an increasingly interconnected world. (map, message for young mariners, author note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a tsunami destroys their community, Kai's parents, busy repairing a power plant, send him to Astoria, Oregon, to stay with relatives he barely knows, including his cousin Jet, whose ambition is to pilot ships across the dangerous Columbia River bar. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT OF A MOUNTAIN WOLF by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This riveting story depicts the heartbreaking lives of children caught in a harsh world of trafficking and prostitution. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a devastating earthquake, a Pakistani mountain boy is inadvertently sold into slavery. Read full book review >

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SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Rosanne Litzinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

Where there's a need for a less ferocious version of Joseph Jacobs's cumulative tale, this is a far better choice that Kimmel's awkward travesty (1992). Read full book review >

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COMPOSED by Rosanne Cash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"An excellent memoir that ends on an encouraging note: 'More to come.'"
Beautifully written meditations on love, death, family and redemption from the celebrated songwriter. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILDERNESS by Rosanne Bittner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Far-from-compelling in a romantic-historical series about the settling of America, with each installment moving west into a new place and time."
Tomahawks flash and war cries resound, but Bittner's latest historical is predictable and dull. Read full book review >

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THUNDER ON THE PLAINS by Rosanne Bittner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1992

"Despite the apparent care taken with historical detail, a tired romance filled with long, expository passages posing as dialogue, and flimsy, two-dimensional characters."
Veteran Western romance writer Bittner's hardcover debut—a historical saga set against the American frontier. Read full book review >

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Divorce by Rosanne DeTorres
NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2016

"A compact and straightforward guide to a well-planned divorce."
In this short handbook, a family law attorney offers advice, checklists, and worksheets on preparing for and dealing with divorce. Read full book review >

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BODIES OF WATER by Rosanne Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 1996

"Occasionally sappy, but sometimes sharp and tough-minded (in a showbiz way): likely to be of interest to fans of the singer and Marianne Williamson. (Author tour)"
This tiny first book of stories, with extra-wide margins, is a cut above most celebrity writing, and will even satisfy gossip- seekers with its thinly veiled autobiographical pieces about the pop singer's divorce from Rodney Crowell, her three children, and her own childhood as the daughter of a country music legend. Read full book review >