Search Results: "Rosecrans Baldwin"


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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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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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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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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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EXILE FOR DREAMERS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 24, 2016

"Readers looking for a fast-paced spy novel might be disappointed by the sometimes-slow pacing, but those seeking period romance with a twist need look no further. (Paranormal historical romance. 12-18)"
This Regency-era romance set in 1814 England features students who attend Stranje House, an establishment for girls with unusual talents. Read full book review >

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JAKE & MIMI by Frank Baldwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"From its cover of a naked and bound woman to its senseless climax: a grievously misguided effort."
From the author of a previous pedestrian novel about a paralegal who gambles to make himself feel alive (Balling the Jack, 1997) comes a bizarrely flat, cynical, and moronically repugnant narrative about a young stud who finds his life's purpose in stalking, seducing, then sexually torturing women. Read full book review >

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GOING TO MEET THE MAN by James Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1965

"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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Sliding Delta by Thomas Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"A jazzy glimpse into history that will pluck at the heartstrings of musicians but may leave other readers feeling a bit blue."
A young man runs away to the South to learn the blues in this novel by Baldwin (The Fourth Domain, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >