Search Results: "Rosie Dastgir"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A spunky and heartfelt memoir."
A celebrated Puerto Rican actress's memoir about how she found success despite growing up in unstable and often abusive environments. 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 >

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THE DASHWOOD SISTERS’ SECRETS OF LOVE by Rosie Rushton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Leans vaguely on Austen's structure without developing its own substance or grace; unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Unlike Jane Austen's classic exploration of passion versus reserve, this homage to Sense and Sensibility itself falls victim to exaggeration and melodrama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF THE HOUSE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Rather sloppy, but Thomas fans may embrace this latest effort."
British author Thomas (The Illusionists, 2014, etc.) brings back the Wix family, entertainers who own London's Palmyra theater, and focuses on the daughter's story in this historical romance set in the early 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS, ENEMIES by Rosie Rushton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Entertaining, British teenage slang drives a predictable story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Girls who are drawn to series-type fiction that's high in melodrama but low in depth will enjoy this tale of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORY DAYS by Rosie Scott
Released: March 25, 1989

Dazzling, sordid first novel from New Zealand-born, Australia-based poet/playwright Scott, whose poetic grittiness makes this tale of Auckland's fringe people a standout. Read full book review >