Search Results: "Roxana Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEETWATER by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2003

"A chilly, desolate work, as painful to read as diving into a frigid lake."
A Georgia O'Keeffe biographer, storywriter, and third-novelist (This is My Daughter, 1998, etc.) pursues in lusterless fashion a conflicted widow who marries the wrong brother. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY DAUGHTER by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"A thoughtful, tender tale by one of our finest exponents of traditional realistic fiction."
Another sensitive examination of universal emotions in the hearts of affluent WASPs from Robinson, in a novel that depicts a second marriage imperiled by offspring from the first. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT STRANGER by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Stories that tick away with the precision of perfectly wrought timepieces."
Thirteen splendid stories in an elegant third collection from Robinson (Sweetwater, 2003, etc.) range widely to give us a peek into the obsessions and troubles of the well-versed and well-off. Read full book review >

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A GLIMPSE OF SCARLET by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1991

"Once more, Robinson demonstrates that she can take well-used New Yorker-ish themes and give them a whole new shine."
Fourteen finely wrought and revealing stories about the not- so-gentle sting of WASP-y love, from novelist (Summer Light) and biographer (Georgia O'Keeffe) Robinson. Read full book review >

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COST by Roxana Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2008

"A fictional case study, at once pedantic and riveting."
Robinson (A Perfect Stranger: And Other Stories, 2005, etc.) offers the unrelentingly pessimistic story of a woman coming to grips with her son's heroin addiction. Read full book review >

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SPARTA by Roxana Robinson
Released: June 4, 2013

"A well-intentioned but flawed exploration of an underdiscussed topic."
A Marine commander returns home from Iraq badly shaken in this novel, which wears its heart—and its research—on its sleeve. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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KELLY DIPUCCHIO
by Megan Labrise

Kelly DiPucchio may tackle disparate topics in her award-winning, bestselling children’s books—cured meats, zombies, politics, and dog breeds from France—but her approach is never didactic.

“I’m going to write a story about acceptance and belonging!” DiPucchio offers as one example of how not to begin a children’s book. “I’ve never started any story like that—with a message. I always ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >