Search Results: "S. Jones Rogan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARING ADVENTURE OF PENHALIGON BRUSH by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Appealing, detailed drawings add a touch of warmth, adventure and fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Penhaligon Brush is a young fox with sparkling wit, extra-long ears and unusual, dark-tipped fur. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE ROMANY WOLVES by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"The characters behave more like humans than animals, but Slade's charming illustrations help to supply much of what is missing in the text. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
All is not well with the multispecies residents of Porthleven village. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Like fruit from the Goblin Market: luscious at first bite but ultimately overripe, cloying, and empty. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Germanic legends and the Persephone myth blend with the Labyrinth film to deliver a torrid fantasy romance. Read full book review >

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YOUNGER & WISER by Gene S. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"A loosely themed collection that examines life, love, and mortality with wit and wisdom."
Jones' debut book of poetry offers 65 free-verse poems that are intimate, philosophical, and replete with existential wisdom. Read full book review >

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NOW AND AGAIN by Charlotte Rogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Rogan ends up trumpeting her politics so loudly that she drowns out the emotional response from readers, even those sharing her views."
After The Lifeboat (2012), a tightly focused first novel with a morally ambiguous narrator, Rogan takes an opposite approach in this outraged tale of a number of characters impacted by America's military-industrial juggernaut. Read full book review >

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THE ARABS by Eugene Rogan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A sweeping history that dwells on political rather than artistic or cultural developments within diverse Arab countries."
A straightforward, careful primer on Arab political history from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the forging of modern fundamentalist Islamic entities. Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY OF DREAMS by Cynthia Rogan
Released: June 13, 2012

"A novel brimming with authenticity that continually sparks the imagination."
Most people wish their dreams came true; one girl wishes hers didn't. Read full book review >

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THE LIFEBOAT by Charlotte Rogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"The lifeboat becomes a compelling, if almost overly crafted, microcosm of a dangerous larger world in which only the strong survive."
First-time novelist Rogan's architectural background shows in the precision with which she structures the edifice of moral ambiguity surrounding a young woman's survival during three weeks in a crowded lifeboat adrift in the Atlantic in 1914. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS FICTION by Barbara Rogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2013

"Rogan, who has never recouped the fame brought on by Suspicion (1999) with any of the titles that followed, clearly knows the publishing milieu very well, from authors' egos to Manhattan lunch places. But a smidgen less romance and a dollop of suspense would have been welcome."
A literary agent discovers that dealing with authors can be murder. Read full book review >

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SUSPICION by Barbara Rogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Du Maurier, however, could pull off her climax without gun or knife."
Rogan's (Rowing to Eden, 1996, etc.) best so far goes strictly commercial in a winning, flat-out all-nighter. Read full book review >