Search Results: "Rosie Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MOM'S THE BEST by Rosie  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2012

"A darling first app for little ones to share with their own moms. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple, well-executed animal mommy/baby love story for the youngest crowd. Read full book review >

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SPROUT HELPS OUT by Rosie Winstead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"High, sly entertainment for troublemakers and helpers alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big sister Sprout happily takes on any domestic duty (babysitting, housecleaning, laundry, dishes), but she leaves merry mishaps and minor misbehaviors in her wake. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S MARRIAGES by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1994

"Maybe you just have to be British. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
City mouse wreaks havoc in the gentrified country in this lackluster British soap, paced like interminable knitting—knit one, pearl two, sex, lactation, adultery, chintz, tears, cases of dry wine, eggplant-purÇe rosettes in pastry shells, knit one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Savory history."
Essays plucked from Scotland's colorful, combative past. Read full book review >

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A SMALL FORTUNE by Rosie Dastgir
Released: May 24, 2012

"Although wryly insightful, Dastgir's consideration of the immigrant community could use a little grit to balance the benign charm."
A rambling, good-natured consideration of Pakistani immigrants to England and their evolution into Eastern Westerners. Read full book review >

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ALL MY SINS REMEMBERED by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Competent lubricous romance. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for September)"
A sizable English period romance by the popular Thomas (A Woman of Our Times, Bad Girls, Good Women, etc.), in which the cousins, joined by blood, do battle and then make up during the years of war (WW I and II)—through love and lust, domestic coziness, and political upheavals—until the close, when there's a veritable buckshot blast of doom. ``Grace and I are like...weight and counterweight...faces reflecting each other, but our souls [are] immiscible.'' It is the avant-garde painter known simply as ``Pilgrim'' who is hired (reluctantly) by Grace's father, the stuffy Earl, and her mother, Lady Blanche, to paint Grace and her cousin Clio when they're in their early 20s. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite rather superficial characters and some long-winded window dressing, a resonant and insightful novel."
Now that she is confronted with losing them, a middle-aged woman strives to finally reconcile her conflicting emotions toward her adoptive family. Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSIONISTS by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"An excellent premise, but the story lacks magic."
Illusionists in Victorian England take center stage in Thomas' latest romance (Constance, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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RUBY AND BUBBLES by Rosie Winstead
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Accompanied by typeface that sometimes varies to reflect the text, they are comic and cute enough, but they can't quite get this lightweight story off the ground. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruby is a little girl with an active fantasy life: Her pretend full-time job, twins and TV chat show keep her well-occupied and content, but all it takes is one well-delivered dis from her mean-girl neighbors to rock Ruby's world. Read full book review >

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TRAINING TALLULAH by Rosie Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This may satisfy absurdist kitty fans but leave others scratching their heads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a human can be very good at understanding Cat, how about the other way round? Read full book review >