Search Results: "Rowan Callick"


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THE PARTY FOREVER by Rowan  Callick
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Fascinating glimpses inside the frustrating machinery of power in China."
An Australian journalist probes the perplexing presence of the Chinese state in all aspects of Chinese life and culture. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY GOODBYE by Quentin Rowan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"If the rest of this book had the panache of its closing pages, Rowan might almost have atoned for his years of deceit."
An affectedly "literary" confession and apology from a notorious plagiarizer. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2011

"This book is more than memoir; it will serve as inspiration to anyone who fears loss or stagnation in old age."
A lifelong magazine journalist files a striking travelogue of life, inspiration and encouragement for fellow retirees, equally intriguing for anyone who appreciates intellect and wit. Read full book review >

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LESSONS IN LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"One woman's attempt to take charge of her destiny—with a side of magic realism."
An unhappy and overweight single Londoner finds her world transformed after donning a very special pair of shoes. Read full book review >

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RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME by Rowan Coleman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"At the end of the tale, Ruby comes to accept the changes that life brings, even deciding to make a few alterations of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Parker wants everything in her life to stay the same. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story."
Hospice care brings unlikely characters together in this emotional novel from Coleman (The Day We Met, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE END OF SLEEP by Rowan Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"East meets West in this witty and warm picaresque."
In this engaging first novel from Ireland resident Somerville, a dissolute Irish journalist based in Cairo makes a last-ditch effort to investigate a story that just might salvage his career. Read full book review >

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TEN by Rowan Hodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite its breadth and minimal focus on a disturbing killer, the never-tedious story is engaging from beginning to end."
Hodge's debut thriller has an FBI agent pursuing an elusive serial killer whose murders share more than a passing resemblance to a popular TV series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Savory information presented on a stylish plate."
A locavore and James Beard Award-winning food writer adapts the French wine-growing concept of terroir, "the taste of place," to champion a variety of foods from the Western hemisphere. Read full book review >

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BOMBSHELL by Rowan Maness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"Too clever by half, this book isn't worth the energy needed to keep everything straight. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A teenage catfisher's lies catch up to her. Read full book review >