Search Results: "Anne Born"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCCA by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"The author makes something new of this overfamiliar material because his characters really are interesting people, and contrives an ironic finale that's both emotionally gripping and quite credibly open-ended."
The Danish author (Silence in October, 2001) returns with a moody, intermittently quite affecting 1998 novel. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IN OCTOBER by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This very accomplished fiction also employs imagery drawn from cinema and theater to evoke the tactics by which its characters compulsively live: selectivity, hyperbole, and (especially) fabrication."
Were he still directing, Ingmar Bergman might have made a memorable film from this claustrophobic and emotionally charged portrayal of a destroyed marriage and its complex emotional fallout. Read full book review >

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ON MODERN MARRIAGE AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS by Isak Dinesen
Released: Nov. 28, 1986

"Both ably serve to untangle what is, after all, a rather confusing piece of philosophy."
An early speculative essay by the author of Out of Africa, stretched into a book with extensive notes and long essays serving as both foreward and afterword. Read full book review >

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TO SIBERIA by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A spare, lyrical novel from Norwegian author Petterson (Out Stealing Horses, 2007, etc.) that possesses historical breadth and a remarkable sense of immediacy."
The Danish response to Nazi Germany before and during World War II forms the backdrop for this coming-of-age novel—first published in 1996 in Norway—that covers 13 years in the life of a young girl. Read full book review >

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OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Haunting, minimalist prose and expert pacing give this quiet story from Norway native Petterson (In the Wake, 2006, etc.) an undeniably authoritative presence."
An aging loner remembers a childhood summer that marked a lifetime of loss. Read full book review >

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AN ALTERED LIGHT by Jens Christian Grøndahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Should help to consolidate Grøndahl's following among English-speaking readers."
A marriage crumbles after 30 years, allowing the wife to find her own identity at last in this elegiac, maturely affecting work from the masterly Danish novelist (Lucca, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCENT OF MURDER by James O. Born
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Born (Burn Zone, 2008, etc.) pitches this one at readers who like law enforcement infighting better than detection and who love dogs most of all."
A sheriff's deputy in Palm Beach County fights for the respect due his unit and their canine colleagues as they go after the creep who's been kidnapping and assaulting local teenagers. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE CLAUSE by James O. Born
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"A strong, colorful cast does wonders with average material, demonstrating once again that in contemporary crime fiction, whodunit matters less than who's-in-it."
Returning for his third (Shock Wave, 2005, etc.), Bill Tasker is positioned as usual: under a cloud. Read full book review >

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SHOCK WAVE by James O. Born
Released: April 21, 2005

"Top thrillwork, with a Jerry Bruckheimer ending, much welcome humor, and the Bureau as Born's tackling dummy."
Born draws on knowledge acquired as a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to pen another police procedural as tough as lobby flooring and bulletproof glass. Read full book review >

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DOUBTING THOMAS by Atle Naess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

This 1997 novel by a prominent Norwegian author assembles the testimony of nine "witnesses" to explain a scandalous incident in the year 1606: it seems the celebrated (and impulsive) painter killed a man in a duel, then fled from Rome into a prolonged exile. Read full book review >