Search Results: "Adrian van den Hoven"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The authors have included exceptional pieces from every period in Sartre's life, giving readers a precise understanding of a talented writer and philosopher."
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) need no longer be feared as the intensely deep analytic writer of all things existential. His essays show his brilliant ability to explain the unexplainable. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A hopeful, helpful primer from a teacher with hands-on success in dealing with dyslexia."
Debut author van den Honert shares her experiences using neurological research to teach dyslexic junior high school students how to read. Read full book review >

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THE ISLE OF YOUTH by Laura van den Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mesmerizing collection of stories about the secrets that keep us."
A gifted American fiction writer tackles little slivers of crime from the points of view of young women on the verge of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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FIND ME by Laura van den Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A sad story about a sad girl slouching toward the end of the world."
In the last days of modern civilization, a young orphan from Boston makes her way across the dangerous wastelands of America. Read full book review >

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ON THE WATER by H.M. van den Brink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Readers may be reminded of Alan Sillitoe's 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,' perhaps also of John Knowles's A Separate Peace. Still, On the Water is a work of real originality, and a fine introduction to a splendid new novelist."
The metaphor of rowing gathers a rich nexus of meanings in this terse, haunting novel, the first from yet another accomplished writer from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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LOVE’S DEATH by Oscar van den Boogaard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Margriet de Moor, Tessa De Loo, Arthur Japin, Renate Dorrestein—and now Oscar van den Boogard. Are there any more brilliant Dutch novelists out there awaiting English translation? Stay tuned."
A destroyed family and an artfully concealed secret history are laid bare with near-surgical precision in this superbly constructed 1999 novel, the fifth (and first in English translation) by one of Holland's most accomplished and respected writers. Read full book review >

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STILL MY GRANDMA by Véronique Van den Abeele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Although Camille's process of accepting Grandma's new circumstances is unexplained, this is a gentle, effective, albeit slightly simplified tale of this increasingly common disease. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Camille and her grandma clearly share a very special relationship. Read full book review >

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WATER WINGS by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2004

"A sweetly pleasing though scarcely satisfying narrative."
Canadian den Hartog's first novel comes after the American publication of her second (The Perpetual Ending, p. 8) and is again about independent sisters and their pretty but vapid mother bereft of husband. Read full book review >

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ORIGIN OF HALOES by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2005

"Sketchy, toneless family drama in the Northern hinterland."
Patchily contrived tale about surviving abandonment, from Canadian novelist den Hartog (Water Wings, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PERPETUAL ENDING by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2003

"A story of quiet beauty that doesn't require the contrived insertion of fairy tales to enchant. (Later this year MacAdam/Cage will publish den Hartog's debut novel, Water Wings, which has already appeared in Canada.)"
Canadian den Hartog follows a twin back to her ruptured childhood in 1980s Ontario, where she suffered the tragic loss of her sister. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL GIANT by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Innocent and dreamy, combining fairy tale and true giants in history, den Hartog's simple story offers a sweetly insightful mix of anguish and tenderness."
The delicately-drawn portrait of an unlikely, fragile family comprising English war bride Elspeth, Canadian postman James and their giant daughter Ruth. Read full book review >