Search Results: "Suzzy Roche"


BOOK REVIEW

WAYWARD SAINTS by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A debut novel that offers a slightly unsettling look into the lives of two women who are just beginning to understand one another."
Roche's first novel has the quirkiness one would expect from a singer in a group whose fans consider them to be down-to-earth music royalty. Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS OF SWALLOW by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Roche knows her way around the music business, but her story lacks focus or drama, and the Catholic uplift is discomfiting."
Singer/actress Roche offers a first novel about a burnt-out indie-rock star who is more connected than anyone thought to her small-town Catholic roots. Read full book review >

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WANT TO BE IN A BAND? by Suzzy Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Fans of the Roches will appreciate in-jokes, like the mention of strawberry-apricot pie, but ultimately, this chronicle of perfecting skills and performing for ever larger audiences is too narrowly focused to provide encouragement, entertainment or inspiration. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While many children may answer the titular question in the affirmative, it seems likely that only (some) adults will appreciate the behind-the-scenes glimpse of one group's genesis offered by quirky songstress Roche. Read full book review >

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THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG IS CAPABLE by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Goofy stills of straight-armed, skinny-legged Little Pig suffering his parents' silliness give his steady hand real appeal, rather than turning him into a party pooper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Pig's parents are fusspots. Read full book review >

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THE BEST CLASS PICTURE EVER! by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Here is that rare bird: cultivated anarchy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rambunctious class of second graders loses and finds their guinea pig, gets a new teacher, successfully completes camouflaged English and math lessons, and has their class picture taken, all in a day's work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"From a player who seems more a distant observer, a memoir that offers the reader neither personal passion nor useful insight on so-called 'starter marriages.'"
A curiously unfeeling account of a marriage of the 1980s that ended in childless divorce after eight years. Read full book review >

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Stumbling On A Tale by Suzanne Roche
Released: May 2, 2016

"A successful sequel that delivers appealing time travelers thrust into a society filled with knights and dragons."
The Middle Ages beckon in the second installment of this YA time-travel series. Read full book review >

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A PLANE GOES KA-ZOOM! by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A deft weave of word and image. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London's rhymed text is easy to follow, easy to read and, importantly, easy to engage; like the subject, it lifts young readers and carries them off. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Roche's friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it's as if the Borrowers have landed in school. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The scary story of the teeny tiny woman has been expanded into an explanatory tale that works well on its own but without the original story's pounce of surprise. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS OF BOO'GAR by Art Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A definite pick for fans of goo reading. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Knightly adventure isn't all that flows following the literal "kid"-napping of Princess Phlema's beloved goat. Read full book review >

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MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >