Search Results: "Wade Rouse"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An unbalanced collection of occasionally humorous essays that rarely strike an emotional chord."
A memoir of comedic holiday misadventure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Inauthentic and overblown."
Tongue-in-cheek memoir of a middle-aged gay man who, inspired by Thoreau, moved to rural Michigan to pursue his writing and the simple life. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A PREP SCHOOL MOMMY HANDLER by Wade Rouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Delicious fun. Kitsy and the rest of the Mean Mommies are caricatures, but who cares?"
Another wincingly funny memoir from Rouse (America's Boy, 2006), who describes moving up from the white-trash Ozarks to white-shoe education. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S BOY by Wade Rouse
Released: April 6, 2006

"An uneven but still evocative and honest look at one man's long self-gestation."
Growing up closeted, creative and overweight in the Ozarks is not as painful as one might imagine. Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 2010

"An ambitiously complicated broth of content with surprisingly little flavor."
Inseparable friends in a New Mexico barrio grow up to love the same woman and share a suicide pact. Read full book review >

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WADE OF AQUITAINE by Ben Parris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2017

"A sharply intelligent and energetic historical fantasy."
In this historical fantasy debut, an insurance salesman travels to the ninth century to save a lady love he hasn't met yet. Read full book review >

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MR ROUSE BUILDS HIS HOUSE by Stefan Themerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Fascinatingly anachronistic and a tad long-winded, this book is an eccentric curiosity that will have both kids and adults puzzling over its arcane Briticisms and enjoying its Python-esque wackiness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Originally published by Polish poet and avant-garde filmmaker Themerson in 1938 and illustrated with charming line drawings by his wife Franciszka, this miniature hardback book in six chapters tells the story of Mr. Rouse's unusual house-building challenges. Read full book review >

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WADE AND THE SCORPION'S CLAW by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mystery and adventure with heart. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After successfully retrieving the first in a series of 12 Copernicus Legacy relics, the Kaplan family sets their sights on retrieving the second. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF CALLIE WADE by Dawn Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Could find its niche, perhaps, most naturally as a YA."
An old-fashioned debut novel told in a series of journal entries and letters written in the unpretentious, homespun language one would expect of an 18-year-old Missouri farm girl recording her experiences on a wagon train in 1859. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF ROE V. WADE by Leonard A. Stevens
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"In fact, Stevens quotes the decision instead of explaining it, leaving out crucial legal reasoning in a topic that arouses strong feelings in so many people. (index, not seen, bibliography, glossary, appendices) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A good discussion of the abortion controversy and the 1973 US Supreme Court case, Roe v. Read full book review >

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ROUSE UP, O YOUNG MEN OF THE NEW AGE by Kenzaburo Oe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Oe has been afflicted, and blessed, with a great theme that's entirely his own—and has made it the cornerstone of an irresistibly compelling body of work."
Perhaps the best of several fictionalizations of life with his brain-damaged son Hikari, this moving 1986 novel (previously untranslated into English) by Japan's 1994 Nobel laureate ranks with such triumphs as Oe's The Silent Cry (1975) and Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness (1969). Read full book review >