Search Results: "Silvena Rowe"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Discover a new culinary tradition that evokes a fascinating time and place."
Sensual recipes designed to inspire a passion for Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Civil War buffs and fans of the series will find a solid summary of a key battle. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"On to Richmond!" was the Yanks' cry in 1862, but Fredericksburg stood in the way. Read full book review >

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HEARTS by Thereza Rowe
by Thereza Rowe, illustrated by Thereza Rowe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A metaphorical journey toward healing from traumatic loss inspired, writes Rowe, by the death of her cat—not, as the cover protests, a 'first comic for brand-new readers!' (Graphic picture book. 13 & up)"
A nearly wordless tale, billed as "Level One" but probably with a more natural audience among teens or adults, centers on a long chase after a fugitive broken heart. Read full book review >

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IN THE WOODS by Thereza Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"It's not the most original of plots and somewhat lacking in substance, but the message is clear: true friendship can overcome any obstacle. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's springtime in the woods, and all the animals are buzzing with excitement for the wedding of Red the fox. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SLAVE by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"The historical detail readers expect from Rowe's Roman Britain adventures (Death at Pompeia's Wedding, 2009, etc.) is complemented by a satisfyingly complex puzzle."
That noted local sleuth, freeman mosaic maker Libertus, must solve murders on his own doorstep. Read full book review >

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VOICES by R.E. Rowe
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"A well-written, if somewhat overambitious, YA tale."
Rowe's (Creatures of the Lake, 2011, etc.) genre-spanning YA novel features a romance between an ex-track star with a heart problem and a brilliant street artist who hears voices. Read full book review >

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GODS OF MISCHIEF by George Rowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Plausible yet incomplete account of biker criminality, delivered with more grime than romanticism."
Brash account of a reformed bad boy's decision to help the federal government take down "Green Nation," the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. Read full book review >

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A WHISPERING OF SPIES by Rosemary Rowe
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Historical details provide the principal pleasures in Libertus' 13th case (The Vestal Vanishes, 2011, etc.), but the mystery still poses a challenge."
A favor for his wealthy patron puts a Roman citizen of Britain in a dangerous predicament. Read full book review >

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Gorilla Bath by Edward Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"Extremely short vignettes that often hit the mark, but a more focused selection with a unifying theme might have had greater appeal."
Rowe (Smile When You Get There, 2015) offers a short collection of lighthearted observations, illustrated with cartoons and drawings.Read full book review >

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THE VESTAL VANISHES by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Rowe's Roman Britain mysteries (Requiem for a Slave, 2010, etc.) feature complex puzzles intertwined with historical detail; her latest offers some clever twists sure to please."
The disappearance of a Vestal Virgin is cause for alarm. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT POMPEIA’S WEDDING by Rosemary Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Libertus' tenth (A Coin for the Ferryman, 2007, etc.) is a crisp and skillfully plotted whodunit full of deft period detail."
Libertus proves a clumsy spy, but redeems himself when murder mars a lavish wedding. Read full book review >