Search Results: "Rosemary Ashton"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSEMARY by Kate Clifford Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, entertaining, and illuminating biography that should take pride of place over another recent Rosemary bio, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff's The Missing Kennedy."
In-depth coverage of one Kennedy daughter who never gained the spotlight like her siblings. Read full book review >

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GEORGE ELIOT by Rosemary Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Reticence in three volumes,'' Ashton's is an Admiration in one volume—but a readable and informed one at least. (16 pages b&w photos & illustrations)"
The latest life of George Eliot (nÇe Mary Ann Evans), from the biographer of her lifelong companion, G.H. Lewes, brings out this independent-minded woman's shyness and self-doubt as well as her formidable artistic achievements. Read full book review >

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VICTORIAN BLOOMSBURY by Rosemary Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Plenty of good material, but this unfocused text will be of interest mainly to scholars."
A portrait of London's famous intellectual neighborhood before Virginia Woolf and her friends moved in. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ROSEMARY by Frances M. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is an auspicious debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Wood debuts with a nearly flawless, always charming coming-of- age tale. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY REMEMBERED by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The ingredients in Bayles's fourth case (Hangman's Root, 1994, etc.) are familiar enough, but they're combined with an herbalist's taste—and with enough humor and deftness to make this Albert's strongest book yet."
It isn't bad enough that lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles discovers the body of her accountant Rosemary Robbins; she also has to deal with her live-in Mike McQuaid's suspicion that Rosemary was shot by recently freed wife-killer Jake Jacoby—who just might have tried to get at McQuaid, the ex-cop who arrested him, by killing the woman he thought was Bayles. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A richly textured past intimately evoked."
From an Italian journalist who lives part of the year in New York, a beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites. Read full book review >

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THE ROSEMARY SPELL by Virginia Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A spellbinding story about friendship and the power of prose. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Rosemary and her friends explore memory and relationships through Shakespeare's works in Zimmerman's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY AND CRIME by Gail Oust
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Though the investigation is eminently predictable, Piper's real-life problems as she negotiates her peril, along with some sassy small talk from Reba, will have fans of Oust (Shake, Murder, and Roll, 2011, etc.) looking for the sequel."
A divorcée starting over gets tagged as the primary suspect in the murder of a local chef. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1998

"Best regarded as a single prolonged, darkish metaphor, despite the YA appeal of the backdrop, impossibly mature characters, and oh-so-stealthy plot."
Fantasy based on a traditional ballad, from the author of The Dubious Hills (1994), etc. The Meriweather sisters—Juniper, 16, Gentian, 14, and Rosemary, 11—live in a large Victorian house and attend an open school. Read full book review >

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PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND CRIME by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Eight accompanying recipes look a lot less highly seasoned than peppery Magdalena."
Hollywood has duly noted the murders at the PennDutch Inn (Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth, 1994), and turns upin the person of advance man Steve (Bugsy) Freemanon Magdalena Yoder's doorstep to rent the inn for filming. Read full book review >

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Brodi Ashton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smoothly written, standard-issue romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
Piper's family has been suffering since the 2008 recession, so Piper needs both a scholarship to an exclusive Washington, D.C., prep school and that school's Bennington Journalism Endowment so she can go to Columbia. Read full book review >