Search Results: "Ursula Roma"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMA by Steven Saylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Like James Michener, Saylor the novelist (A Gladiator Dies Only Once, 2005, etc.) is upstaged by Saylor the historian—except when he suggests that history itself is fact-based fiction."
Livy meets Michener in this sprawling, episodic 1,000-year novel of the rise of ancient Rome from its first settlement to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Read full book review >

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Roma Amor by Sherry Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The first installment in a page-turning saga that revisits the heroes and villains of the grandest city of the ancient world."
A historical novel of secrets and betrayal in first-century Rome, the first in an episodic series about the infamous, mad Caesars of the early Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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ROMA, UNDERGROUND by Gabriel Valjan
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"Despite minor flaws, the strong, captivating heroine and an allure of conspiracy and organized crime make this novel an undoubted success."
The first in a series, Valjan's debut novel explores the hidden history preserved beneath the streets of Rome and the even more elusive world of covert government agencies. Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

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ROMA ETERNA by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2003

"Works better as individual stories, where Silverberg can bring his scholarship to bear, than as a quasi-novel whose overall justification grows steadily more improbable."
From the veteran author/editor (The Longest Way Home, 2002, etc.), a fix-up consisting of ten stories, 1989-2003, some of which have appeared before in somewhat different form, whose premise is a highly familiar one: What if the Roman Empire never fell? Read full book review >

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THE ROMA PLOT by Mario Bolduc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Displaying a lively curiosity for Romanian history and contemporary life in Bucharest, Bolduc weaves seemingly disparate plot threads into a twisted yet coherent yarn."
A strange case of wholesale murder has roots in the second world war and the brutalities of the German concentration camps. Read full book review >

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DONNY AND URSULA SAVE THE WORLD by Sharon Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A fun, raucous eco-novel."
A comic novel in which an unlikely pair foils a dastardly government plot. Read full book review >

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The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITO by Roma Tearne
Released: July 1, 2008

"Wholly satisfying."
A grief-stricken novelist returns to Sri Lanka in this first novel from a Sri Lankan born, British-reared artist. Read full book review >

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HOW DO BIRDS FIND THEIR WAY? by Roma Gans
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A solid introduction to a fascinating topic and a welcome addition to the series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series asks plenty of questions in a brief, lucid text, urging readers to think about what happens to birds in winter—how they return to their nesting grounds year after year across continents and oceans, and how they navigate by day, at night, and in fog. Read full book review >