Search Results: "Rowan Moore"


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WHY WE BUILD by Rowan  Moore
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Form, light, scale, context, time—architecture, Moore ably shows, has the power to represent deep, abiding hope."
A voracious exploration of emotion as part of the creation and evolution of architecture. 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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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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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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THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME by Delphine Perret
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Beautifully designed, both sophisticated and sublimely silly, this should please readers and listeners of all ages. (Picture book. 4+)"
A little boy coaches a frightened wolf back to big-badness. Read full book review >

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BAA BAA SMART SHEEP by Mark Sommerset
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Barnyard high jinks that won't be to everyone's taste (especially turkeys). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Smart sheep? More like smartypants sheep. Read full book review >

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ODYSSEUS by Charles Rowan Beye
Released: Feb. 11, 2004

"Lively, informative, and great fun: the perfect introduction to Odysseus and the society that shaped his exploits."
Synthesizing material from the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other ancient sources, a "biography" of the legendary Greek hero that doubles as a vivid history of Bronze Age customs and beliefs. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL OYSTER by Rowan Jacobsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Jacobsen may leave noncoastal readers drooling with jealousy, but vicarious oyster slurping is better than none."
This verbally and visually succulent book covers 99 types of oysters, most from the shores of North America. 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 >