Search Results: "Rowland Morgan"


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IN THE NEXT THREE SECONDS by Rowland Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Then again, they may be extinct. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A fine compendium of curious events that will transpire over periods of time as measured in multiples of three. Read full book review >

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IN OPEN SPACES by Russell Rowland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2002

"Prose pretty much stripped of graces remains useful for this unpretentious, involving story told with unfaltering authority."
A heartfelt debut in which a Montana ranch family battles both Mother Nature and human nature. Read full book review >

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CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF by Rowland White
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"For anybody with an interest in aviation, this will prove a fascinating resource for browsing. Wings up! (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The key word to describe this book is in the subtitle: "The Ultimate Book of Flight." This compendium of flight facts and fun covers the history of early planes, copters, rockets, and even how to make a paper airplane. Read full book review >

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Released: March 25, 2015

"An enjoyable, informative self-help book."
Actress and animal activist Rowland explores the nuances of unlocking one's charisma in order to have a richer, happier, and more fulfilled life. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSCRIPTIONIST by Amy Rowland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"An appealing attempt to wed the weird and everyday in a newsroom setting—it's a cousin to Renata Adler's Speedboat (1976)—that never quite finds solid footing."
A blind woman's suicide prompts a newspaper staffer to rethink journalism in particular—and the nature of existence in general. Read full book review >

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KING ME by Matthew Rowland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Utterly hilarious and highly recommended for pop-culture junkies, checkers buffs, fans of Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein, the French and aspiring screenwriters-and the people who hate them."
Trippy, wordy anti-authoritarian slacker yarn about the hapless heir to a L.A. media empire. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"A somewhat lifeless addition to the Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens pseudoliterature."
Poor Sherlock Holmes is assigned yet another case that Conan Doyle never thought to offer him: When Edwin Drood's uncle, Jasper John, appears in the Baker Street digs, he indicates that his nephew vanished one year ago, and he suspects that Neville Landless—the young man's rival for the affections of Rosa Bud- -murdered him. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS MOM, FOREVER DAD by Joanna Rowland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"It covers the basics but far too simplistically to be as persuasive as, for instance, Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton's Two Homes (2001) or Tamara Schmitz's Standing on My Own Two Feet (2008). (Picture book. 5-9)"
Straight-up bibliotherapy delivered by a composite narrator whose parents live apart. Read full book review >

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DANVIS TALES by Rowland E. Robinson
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"More valuable as documents of social history and linguistic rarities than as literature."
Rowland Evans Robinson (1833-1900), a well-loved voice of 19th-century Vermont, is rescued here from obscurity by poet/playwright Budbill in this intriguing collection, an abridged version of the author's complete works in seven volumes published between 1934 and 1937. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE KIMONO by Laura Joh Rowland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Far from being distracting, the historic setting is mesmerizing. Great escape fiction."
A toppled tree exposes the bones of a boy murdered 43 years earlier in the heat of the great 17th-century fire that leveled Edo, the huge predecessor to Tokyo. Read full book review >

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C. MORGAN BABST
by Megan Labrise

New Orleans native C. Morgan Babst evacuated one day before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Three post-apocalyptic images never left her: a grim waterline, pervasive gray mud, and spray-paint X-codes tattooed by rescue crews—declaring how many saved, how many dead in every building. These visions haunt her eloquent, elegiac debut novel, The Floating World.

“I couldn’t not write this book ...


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