Search Results: "Rosie M. Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

The Covering by Rosie M. Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2014

"An inspirational memoir born from the fruits of hard work and faith."
Hill (Forgiving Them, 2013, etc.) details her journey from a childhood of poverty to an adulthood of success. Read full book review >

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FORGIVING THEM by Rosie M. Hill
Released: Nov. 24, 2013

"Forgiveness doesn't come easily, but Hill demonstrates its lasting effects on the path away from pain."
Hill (Forgiveness Versus the Covert Bondage of Unforgiveness, 2010) struggles to forgive as she graphically recounts the emotional and physical abuse she received as a child at the hands of her mother and her mother's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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TRY SOMETHING NEW: DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY NOVELS
by John DeNardo

Are you feeling stuck in a literary rut? Dr. John has the cure!

OK, I confess. I am not an actual doctor, but I do have a tempting selection of notable debut novels that just hit the bookstore shelves. If you're looking for something new, read one of these and call me in the morning...

 

Like a Fly ...


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THREE BOOKS ABOUT GAME SHOWS
by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A YA novel that's sympathetic to those with autism but ultimately unsatisfying."
In Hill's debut novel, a boy with autism makes friends with a sylph, who helps him communicate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >