Search Results: "Ann Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

A WILD RIDE UP THE CUPBOARDS by Ann Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Though without easy or pat explanations, Bauer's world is rich in the often wrong-headed but always well-meaning choices her characters, like real people, make daily. An impressive debut."
A spare, demanding addition to the burgeoning genre that traces how a "problem" child destroys his well-meaning parents' lives together. Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER MARRIAGE by Ann Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2012

"It's a journey well worth taking."
Bauer's second novel (A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards, 2005) offers an introspective study of a woman as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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FORGIVENESS 4 YOU by Ann Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bauer (The Forever Marriage, 2012, etc.) writes with humor and compassion about a business that is both bizarre and entirely all too real and the flawed and ultimately human characters behind it."
In a time when most anything can be bought and sold, forgiveness and absolution are hot commodities. Read full book review >

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TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >

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NO CASTLES HERE by A.C.E. Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Complex characters and an infinitely readable text make this one of the strongest titles of the year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bauer balances tone and content beautifully in this superb debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Few children have not wished for a dog's life, and Bauer's ballad delivers that wish fulfilled, with all its disadvantages exposed for comic effect. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The Strange And Wonderful Tale Of Robert McDoodle (32 pp.; $16.00; Sept.1; 0-689-80619-1): When he enrolls in the Jellicoe School for Dogs, soon-to-be-six Robert McDoodle is dismayed to discover that being a dog involves more than just bones and naps. Read full book review >

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DEXTERITY by Douglas Bauer
Released: April 10, 1989

Seldom do first novels combine emotional intensity with stylistic complexity, but Bauer does so here in an exceptionally well-written novel that boils with rage and simmers with despair. Read full book review >

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THE VERY AIR by Douglas Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"An imaginative lark in the Doctorow vein (without the didacticism): rough-and-tumble fiction that exults in its inventiveness and seems written with an eye toward the big screen."
Bauer's second novel (after Dexterity, 1989) plays with two durable American themes: the national fondness for snake oil and self-made men. Read full book review >

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WOLVES & ROSES by Christina Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An entertaining foray into lifestyles of the rich and magical."
A teenage girl, slated for a fairy-tale life, yearns for normality in this contemporary YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA’S ANGEL by Jutta Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The angel is a grandmotherly figure painted in pale blue, who smiles and frowns and suffers along with her charge, and in the end, leaves the elderly man to begin protecting his grandson as his touching story concludes on a hopeful note. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From his hospital bed, an elderly man recounts his life story to his young grandson in this poignant narrative, first published in Germany. Read full book review >