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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Sensible advice to becoming financially sound."
Rouse roasts the rich who have ruined life for the average Joe and addresses general inaccessibility to education, healthcare and retirement planning. Read full book review >

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SENDERO by John G. Rouse III
Released: April 18, 2012

"Lacks convergence but allows the humanness of its characters to shine."
In Rouse's debut novel, a Peace Corps volunteer, expelled from his position in Peru in the 1970s, revisits the country 22 years later in a personal tale of closure. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING HOUSE by Rebecca Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"While this isn't the strongest restless-ghost story in characterization or voice, the tidbit it reveals about Victorian history is memorable. (Ghost story. 8-12)"
Contemporary English kids and a restless Victorian ghost inhabit a mystery with an inventive reveal in this sequel to The Theft & the Miracle (2007). Read full book review >