Search Results: "Roz Southey"


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AIRS AND GRACES by Roz Southey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"This pleasing latest case for Charles (The Ladder Dancer, 2011, etc.) combines plenty of historical details, a teasing puzzle and a touch of the supernatural."
A musician has come up so far in the world that he's quite a determined sleuth. Read full book review >

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THE LADDER DANCER by Roz Southey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Southey neatly folds the requisite historical information into a clever mystery full of interesting characters. The addition of all those spirits may or may not improve your enjoyment."
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 1736: a foggy night, a child's death and a case for a musician turned amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE CLOCK by Roz Chast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Entertaining nonsense. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All kinds of things can happen in a 24-hour period. Read full book review >

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MARCO GOES TO SCHOOL by Roz Chast
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This lacks much of the humor of Marco's first outing (Too Busy Marco, 2010), does little (or nothing) to allay children's fears about school, and touts a character who daydreams during lessons instead of listening to his teacher: Skip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, the parrot with big dreams does his daydreaming at school. Read full book review >

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CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers' appreciation of Chast and her work."
A revelatory and occasionally hilarious memoir by the New Yorker cartoonist on helping her parents through their old age. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET FROM A TO Y WITH BONUS LETTER Z! by Steve Martin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Like Shirley and Milton Glaser's The Alphazeds (2003), any resemblance to a title for tots is coincidental. (Picture book. Adult)"
This high-profile crossover will slide effortlessly onto the bestseller lists, but it's not likely to win its creators many new adult fans—or any child ones. Read full book review >

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THE LOSS OF THE GOLDEN STRIPPER by Roz Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A rich mystery rife with whodunit possibilities, undiminished by its surfeit of characters."
In Bailey's debut thriller, a woman's murder may be part of a deadly power play among politicians in an Australian coastal town. Read full book review >

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GOING INTO TOWN by Roz Chast
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Chast's voice and vision make this a singular love letter to a singular city."
The highly regarded New Yorker cartoonist lets readers see the city she loves through her eyes. Read full book review >

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TOO BUSY MARCO by Roz Chast
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Perfect for repeated bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's just too hard to go to bed for Marco, a parrot with BIG DREAMS. Read full book review >

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WHAT I HATE by Roz Chast
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A hilarious, collectively appealing index of words and pictures drawn with wry exuberance and a head-nodding relevancy."
Beloved New Yorker cartoonist shares an alphabetized listing of life's little irritants. Read full book review >

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MURDER ONCE REMOVED by Roz Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An enjoyable romp, even if its main character is more of a Watson than a Sherlock."
In Russell's debut thriller, a journalist takes over a murdered colleague's story. Read full book review >

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THE CATARACT OF LODORE by Robert Southey
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
At his children's request, one of Britain's poet laureates (1813-43) explains ``How does the Water/Come down at Lodore?''—a waterfall at the upper end of Derwentwater, also a favorite haunt of Beatrix Potter's. ``And moreover he tasked me/To tell him in rhyme.'' The indulgent father complies, ``For of rhymes I had store...Because I was Laureate /To them and the King.'' Rhymes indeed, cascading as uninhibited as falling water! Read full book review >