Search Results: "Roxanne St. Claire"


BOOK REVIEW

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Roxanne St. Claire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Neatly done suspense enlivens the familiar plot. (Thriller. 12-18)"
It's supposed to be an honor to make the Hottie List at her high school, but Kenzie worries that she and the other girls might be the targets of a serial killer. Read full book review >

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DON'T YOU WISH by Roxanne St. Claire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Heavy-handed exposition, flat characters and trite dialogue don't elevate this outing past forgettable. (Science fiction/chick-lit. 14-17)"
An unsatisfying blend of science fiction and Gossip Girl marks St. Claire's young adult debut. Read full book review >

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No Peace After War by Claire St. Hilaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2016

"A harrowing and powerful visualization of war's aftermath."
St. Hilaire's (Inseparable, 2015) 26 short stories and poems voice the individual agonies of soldiers and those who love them. Read full book review >

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HIT REPLY by Rocki St. Claire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Labored, difficult to follow, and just plain juvenile."
Hey! A novel told in e-mails! Are there a few people left in Upstate Mongolia or the Greater Timbuktu Area who haven't read a book in this tired format? Read full book review >

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FACADE by Roxanne Pulitzer
Released: June 1, 1992

"Au Bar!"
Enjoyed meeting the hard-working, well-bred citizens of Palm Beach in the real-life William Kennedy Smith trial? Read full book review >

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THE PALM BEACH STORY by Roxanne Pulitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1995

"Insider and real-life socialite Pulitzer dishes the dirt with customary zing—and an equally customary lack of substance."
The lives of two unlikely yet equally compelling women intertwine in Pulitzer's (Facade, 1992, etc.) latest glitzy gush, set in what has become her trademark community. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEDERER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Longtime critic and essayist Claire Dederer has always had a slight obsession with film director Roman Polanski. So in the summer of 2011, a year after the release of Poser, her gutsy, bestselling debut memoir about yoga and motherhood, she set out to write her next book with him in mind. “I was working on that book,” Dederer recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERGROUND by Roxanne Bland
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"A diverting urban fantasy, even if readers may find it a bit familiar."
Bland's debut urban-fantasy novel depicts werewolves, vampires, witches and aliens all secretly living, and loving, in the Seattle area. Read full book review >

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AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A Churchill-ian view of native history—Ward, that is, not Winston—its facts filtered through a dense screen of ideology."
Custer died for your sins. And so, this book would seem to suggest, did every other native victim of colonialism. Read full book review >

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IF I ONLY HAD A HORN by Roxanne Orgill
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Louis snags himself a nickname) that are electric. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Less prettified than Alan Schroeder's recent Satchmo's Blues (1996), the story of how Louis Armstrong got his first horn. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND THE BULLY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The foreword, by a staff therapist at Northwestern's Family Institute, provides tips for parents and teachers on using stories in bullying-prevention programs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lucy, a primary grader, is good at art to the delight of all her classmates, except for Tommy. Read full book review >