Search Results: "Rosie Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >