Search Results: "Shawn Ryan Rosa"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2013

"A sound discussion of America's version of 'empire,' disappointingly followed by narrowly partisan bullet points."
A vast, sweeping political analysis of the principal elements of American "empire." Read full book review >

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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESIDENT'S CADDY by Tony Rosa
Released: July 4, 2014

"An elegant tale, perfect for golfers and nongolfers alike."
In Rosa's (Birdie, 2012, etc.) novel, Sam Parma, an observant, self-conscious teenager, learns about life, love, human nature and himself as he caddies for an ex-president at a local golf tournament. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WILD PLACE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The issues of development and declining habitats, and the importance of protecting 'these last wild places' are made both real and exciting for middle-grade readers. (Internet resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absorbing sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004) and The Goatnappers (2007), almost 13-year-old Chip Martin discovers a mother panther and her two cubs while exploring the "Old Place," an abandoned farm near his home in rural south Florida, the back half of which is still in native vegetation. Read full book review >

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MY LOVE, MY LOVE by Rosa Guy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bring on the violins: a hopelessly two-dimensional story rendered more so by its sentimentality."
Trinidadian-born Guy (The Sun, the Sea, and a Touch of the Wind, 1995, etc.) offers an excruciatingly atmospheric retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF LETICIA VALLE by Rosa Chacel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
First published in 1945 and now making its US debut: in luminous prose, an elliptical tale of seduction from one of Spain's leading women writers. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH by Shawn Colvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Ultimately, there's too much 'Of Meds and Men' and too little of the music that made Colvin popular."
A chatty, but only occasionally enlightening, life story from the confessional singer-songwriter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"A flaw-filled thriller that's left coyly open-ended."
A terrorist faction executes a diabolical attack upon the United States, and only rogue ex-CIA agent Marc Bishop can stop them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Knife to a Gunfight by Shawn McCraney
NON-FICTION

"A welcome and fresh contribution to biblical studies."
A debut book presents a provocative reconsideration of the New Testament and institutionalized religion. Read full book review >

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PANTHEON by David Shawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"An action-packed story trying hard to be edgy; hard-core supernatural action fans will eagerly grab hold."
Greek mythology, vampires and strange spiritual energies forge an unholy mix in this second installment of a ruthless tale of blood, murder, power and betrayal. Read full book review >