Search Results: "Rosie Schaap"


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DRINKING WITH MEN by Rosie Schaap
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"The conclusions reached are familiar, but Schaap's talent for balancing self-revelation with humor, melancholy and wisdom turn an otherwise niche topic into one with greater appeal."
A memoir from This American Life contributor and New York Times Magazine "Drink" columnist Schaap. 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 >

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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Savory history."
Essays plucked from Scotland's colorful, combative past. 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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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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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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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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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 >