Search Results: "Adrian Althoff"


BOOK REVIEW

ANDEAN EXPRESS by Juan de Recacoechea
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"De Recacoechea's sixth novel and the second translated into English (American Visa, 2007) entertainingly gathers wool for quite a while before the intense finale."
Strangers on a train engage in intrigue, adultery and perhaps the perfect murder. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN VISA by Juan de Recacoechea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A serious novel made palatable by humor as dry as the Andean uplands in which it is set."
In this 1994 Bolivian bestseller, written as an antidote to what de Recacoechea considered an overdose of magical-realism in Latin literature, a schoolteacher with a taste for American crime fiction sees the underside of La Paz as he awaits a visa to enter the United States. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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THAT’S NOT FUNNY! by Adrian Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"But probably not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Johnson lowers the boom—or more precisely, the elephant—on a lad who takes delight in the misfortunes of others in a pointed, if unconvincing, import illustrated in a postmodern, retro-'50s style. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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SOME KIND OF MAGIC by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A fine, complex tale of family, friends and magic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Old friends Ben, Cass, Jemmie and Justin start high school in the fall, so this might be their last summer together; though they hope for an exciting summer, they get more intrigue than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Adrian McKinty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bloody without terror, this tale barely deviates from formula. (Mystery. 12-13)"
The new kid in a near-reform school finds himself caught up in a disturbing animal-abuse case. Read full book review >

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THE SORTA SISTERS by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will appreciate the pen-pal friendship and the hopeful ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Anna lives in Tallahassee, Fla., with Miss Johnette. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An intriguing take on fourth-estate paragons who appear better able to cast stones than to fend them off. (Photographs—not seen)"
It's a rule of thumb that journalists tend to run for cover when under scrutiny—and the high-profile media icons who won The Washington Post a Pulitzer for their Watergate reporting are apparently no exceptions to the rule. Read full book review >

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HARD COVER by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"Prolific Magson's third Watchman outing (Close Quarters, 2015, etc.) overstocks its supporting cast with paper tigers but delivers in its propulsive action sequences."
The one-man army known as Watchman goes deep into Russia to protect a former KGB officer who plans to advocate for a friendlier stance toward the United States. Read full book review >

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A BETTER ANGEL by Chris Adrian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Abrasive, accusatory, despairing and, more than often enough, quite unforgettable fiction."
Illness, loss and grief assume ingeniously arresting forms in this short-story collection from a uniquely gifted author who is also a practicing pediatrician and divinity-school student. Read full book review >