Search Results: "Tony Rosa"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHOOLBOY by Tony Rosa
Released: March 18, 2008

"A fresh, subtle take on timeless verities for young readers."
That most primal of ordeals-a lousy round of golf-imparts life lessons to a callow adolescent in this winsome coming-of-age fable. Read full book review >

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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 MUSIC OF SUMMER by Rosa Guy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Significantly, Sarah is reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970), a more trenchant exploration of the same theme. (Fiction. YA)"
The politics of skin color in the black community: Brilliant Sarah, one year into Juilliard, is trying to mend her long friendship with blue-eyed Cathy; but Cathy, now involved with a group of lighter-skinned friends and jealous of Sarah's talents, adamantly rejects her. Read full book review >

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ABSENT LOVE by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A tidy ending for a sometimes daring, sometimes timid account of social upheaval in late 20th-century Europe."
It's easy to see why this caustic, cleareyed novel—Montero's English-language debut—was a bestseller in Spain four years after Franco's death in 1975. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA FUNCTION by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1992

"Could the translation be partly to blame?"
The second novel from well-known Spanish journalist Montero to be translated in the Nebraska European Women Writers Series. Read full book review >

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THE GOATNAPPERS by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The goatnappers' amusing antics and Justin's challenging choices make this a good read for middle-graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004), the endearing Martin family returns with the focus on 14-year-old Justin. Read full book review >

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LOST GOAT LANE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A treat for middle readers. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Previously presented as the film The Sweetest Gift, this tender story features a family abandoned by its father and on the brink of losing its tiny farm. Read full book review >

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THE MARAVILLAS DISTRICT by Rosa Chacel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"An easy read not—but well worth the effort."
A first novel in an autobiographical trilogy, by Spanish writer-artist Chacel (b. 1898—), perceptively detailing the rites of passage of two young women artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Somewhere within this clutter of melodramatic action and attitude there lurks an interesting heroine with an interesting story to tell, but, sadly, she's not easy to find."
An angry, once-abused woman painter almost disintegrates, then experiences a last-minute healing in an equally abused placemid- 70s Haiti: the emotional, scattershot newest from Trinidadian-born Guy (My Love, My Love, or the Peasant Girl, 1985, etc.) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Legal theorists and policymakers will approve the scholarship and close analysis; general readers will appreciate the sensitive storytelling, the wit, and the uncommon good sense."
A former senior Defense Department adviser explores the military's expanded role in a time when the lines between war and peace are dangerously blurred. 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 >