Search Results: "Rosecrans Baldwin"


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YOU LOST ME THERE by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2010

"Fails to achieve liftoff."
In this flaccid first novel, a scientist picks through memories of his marriage to a writer. Read full book review >

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PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU'RE BRINGING ME DOWN by Rosecrans Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Great fun and surprisingly touching."
A charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne as experienced by an observant young American. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ruthless editing might have liberated an intriguing thesis and sharply drawn protagonists from 100 pages of extraneous material. As it stands, admirable but overreaching."
A double murder leads to some ugly discoveries about a small New Hampshire town and internet-fueled gossip in Baldwin's ambitious second novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
What a woman this was. Read full book review >

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THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin
Released: June 12, 1967

"Symphonic in structure, mixing religious and sexual motifs, encompassing various shades of characters and situations against the background of a boat trip up the Hudson, 'The Outing' is memorable in every sense; funny, sad, colorful, it is a triumphant performance."
With the exception of "The Man Child," a macabre, faintly Lawrentian study of repressed love between two white men in the rural South, all of Baldwin's tales here deal in one form or another with the Negro problem. Read full book review >

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EDISON by Neil Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"Like many eminent Victorians, Edison was a fascinating monster, and Baldwin captures some of both the fascination and the monstrosity; but one comes away from the book feeling that the best part of the story remains untold. (50 b&w photos, unseen)"
This new biography attempts not only to chronicle Edison's achievements but to set him in the context of his time. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEE AND THE PENGUIN by Christopher Baldwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A must-read for all would-be adventurers. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A fun-filled, zany story with a serious message about belonging. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Baldwin's tale lacks the fizzy pop of Sarah Zettel's Palace of Spies series, but romance readers who prize both brains and valor in a heroine will be pleased to make Georgie's acquaintance. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12-18)"
A romantic adventure set amid the chaos of the Napoleonic era. Read full book review >

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RODNEY by Dick Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"Readers who giggle at the wacky character names-as well as those who have exhausted the Christopher Moore catalog and are craving more silly vampires-may sate their bloodlust with this over-the-top debut."
A teenaged slacker becomes a vampire in this loony first novel. Read full book review >

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THE HARD TO CATCH MERCY by William Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"That's a pity, too, because overall Baldwin's debut has considerable charm, tall tales and all. (First printing of 20,000)"
Episodes from a southern boyhood: family intrigue, post-Civil War history, race, religion, and superstition are all part of the mix in Baldwin's meandering first novel. Read full book review >

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FAVORITE TALES OF LONG AGO by James Baldwin
Released: June 15, 1955

"Androcles and the Lion, The Story of Cincinnatus, George Washington and His Hatchet, Whittington and His Cat- these are some of the tales, the rest of which are just as familiar and just as available elsewhere."
Very brief recapitulations of some thirty retold legends spans time from prehistory to the 1700's and countries from Ancient Greece to the American colonies. Read full book review >