Search Results: "Anna Paterson"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO WOMEN by Marianne Fredriksson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2001

"Fredriksson has the heart of a realist and the prose style of a bestselling romance writer: the combination is a commercially potent one, and Two Women will not disappoint this author's very considerable readership."
Subtitled "A Novel of Friendship," this third English translation of the popular Swedish author of Hanna's Daughters (1998) and Simon's Family (1999) explores the relationship between a Stockholm matron and a Chilean immigrant survivor, a victim of the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST by Anders Roslund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A grim and compelling noir debut, written with cool precision and menacing immediacy. Any lack of familiarity with Swedish culture should double the suspense for American readers."
The escape of a convicted pedophile and child-killer sends shock waves through the quiet community he terrorized. Read full book review >

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THE KEY by Sara B. Elfgren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"Epic in length if not scale, the closer puts its small-town teen ensemble through the wringer. (castlist) (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)"
The rise of a rival coven spells both complications and loyalty conflicts for the young witches charged with saving the world from a demon invasion. Read full book review >

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FIRE by Sara B. Elfgren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"The fantasy elements remain as murky as they are inessential to a story that is really more about high schoolers poised to emerge from tough adolescences than magic. (Fantasy/horror. 13-18)"
The intricate relationship chess that sets the opener of this teens-vs.-demons import apart really takes over in the projected trilogy's middle volume. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE LEOPARD by Henning Mankell
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Readers will remember the indomitable Sofia—whose tale is based on real events—long after they close the book. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ten years have passed since the events described in Mankell's powerful novel Secrets in the Fire (2003), which chronicled the heartbreaking experience of nine-year-old Sofia, who lost both her legs after stepping on a land mine. Read full book review >

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THE EXCEPTION by Christian Jungersen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2007

"Jungersen raises moral questions tactfully, without trivializing the issues."
Danish author Jungersen's second novel, a bestseller in Europe and his first to be translated into English, suggests a connection between office politics and genocide; the book won Denmark's Golden Laurels prize. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE HOME by Charles Paterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An encyclopedic and epistolary family history, a eulogy for pre-Reich Vienna and an ode to midcentury modernism."
The title of Paterson's debut memoir carries a dual meaning. As a child, the author fled the Nazis for a new life; as an adult, he created sanctuaries for others. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE WOLF by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Lots of sound advice salts the story (and is summarized in fact sheets at the end of the book), which will make kids feel less helpless, if in no less awe, before the storm's brute force. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A hurricane is calling at the door. Read full book review >

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ZIGBY DIVES IN by Brian Paterson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This is an appealing addition, sure to please the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the third installment of the Zigby series, the titular zebra enjoys another unexpected adventure, this time underwater. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Fun for all concerned. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
An animal story sparked with sly incongruities that give it a mellow humor. ``I like the beach,'' says Gull, rolling up his pants to wade, and he buys a boat—from a crow. Read full book review >

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PARZIVAL by Katherine Paterson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

Written in high-toned but not ornately formal language, this abridged rendition of a 13th-century, pre-Galahad Arthurian legend highlights the Grail Knight's spiritual growth. Read full book review >