Search Results: "Annie Janusch"


BOOK REVIEW

RESURRECTION by Wolf Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Add a narrator whose rapid-fire monologue piles additional layers of digression atop Brenner's own circumlocutions, and you have the shaggiest detective currently working the field."
A pair of Americans dead on a ski lift provides the case that launched Austrian detective Simon Brenner (The Bone Man, 2013) into his wobbly orbit. Read full book review >

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THE BONE MAN by Wolf Haas
Released: April 2, 2013

"Appealing as Brenner is, the most original figure here is the narrator, who hovers above the action with matter-of-fact detachment, ever alert for moments when he can swoop down and set you straight about what's going on or change the subject entirely."
Too many bones in the grinder make for a weird, wild second case for Austrian cop-turned-private eye Simon Brenner (Brenner and God, 2009). Read full book review >

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THE BAT IN THE BOOT by Annie Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Warmly recommended. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon's first solo outing (she illustrated Jo Carson's You Hold Me and I'll Hold You, 1992) demonstrates she is as at home with text as she is with pictures. Read full book review >

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GLIMMER by Annie Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"A valuable look at the sometimes painful experience of confronting the ideologies now swirling around college campuses, but Waters's characters unfortunately remain more sketched-in than real, making for a story that is frustratingly unsatisfying."
Responding to pressures that urge her to define herself racially, sexually, and every other way, a college freshman barricades herself in her dorm room: a sometimes affecting, often awkward depiction of the ways in which passing political fashions can have lasting and devastating personal effects. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Despite occasional passages of stilted dialogue, this is a charming collection of modern fables that offer an intriguing glimpse into a world where modernity has arrived with a bang."
Dishing dirt: It's a way of life for fashion-forward city girls in modern China. Read full book review >

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AFTER YOU by Annie Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

The pseudonymous celebrity journalist Garrett (Because I Wanted You, 1997, etc.) offers another wants-to-be-a-screenplay romance/thriller. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN'S STORY by Annie Ernaux
Released: May 12, 1991

"A love story, in other words, bittersweet like all the best."
As much about Everywoman as one particular woman, French author Ernaux's autobiographical novel laconically describes the cruel realities of old age for a woman once vibrant and independent. Read full book review >

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SHUT UP, YOU'RE WELCOME by Annie Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Will leave readers laughing one moment, bemused the next."
A saucy, comical retrospective on growing up Korean in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Undeniably entertaining but as slow-moving as a steamy Macedonian summer."
The co-author of a novel about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands now turns her attention to scandals besetting a small Depression-era West Virginia town. Read full book review >

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FINE JUST THE WAY IT IS by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe a third of these nine stories rank with her best; the slightest seem like filler."
Setting not only shapes but dwarfs the protagonists in the third collection of short stories by Proulx since her relocation to Wyoming. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HALF by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Bean chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Miri, singleton daughter sandwiched between two sets of twins, feels depressingly ordinary. Read full book review >