Search Results: "Rosie Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE by James Robert Parish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 1997

"A few steps up from supermarket tabloid, but with no juicy gossip; and for those following Rosie coverage in the media or at her Web sites, there's not much news here."
A prolific biographer of Hollywood's famous and forgotten, Parish (Liza! Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. 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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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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THE KASHMIR SHAWL by Rosie Thomas
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Although the narrative drags in spots, and Nair's anticlimactic investigation is less compelling than Nerys' adventures, this is a finely wrought story of emotional and geographical displacement."
An intricately woven shawl is both memento and metaphor in Thomas' meditative transgenerational tale. 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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ROSIE & CRAYON by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good addition to the loss-of-a-pet bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rosie's world turns gray when her dog passes away, but friendship and color bloom again when she helps reunite another child with a lost cat. Read full book review >

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ROSIE & REX by Bob Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In the end, this is a simple friendship story with pictures that will likely grab attention but won't stand up well to multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two very different friends have a bit of trouble deciding what to do together in this simple story about finding common ground. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA ROSIE by Sarah Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"With so many wonderful ballet stories available, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with red curls loves to dance—until she starts ballet school. Read full book review >