Search Results: "Antonia Lloyd-Jones"


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RAGE by Zygmunt Miloszewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Gripping, lyrical, brutally honest, and cruelly funny—a terrific crime novel and better character study."
Prosecutor Teodor Szacki makes it personal in a bleakly stylish mystery. Read full book review >

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A GRAIN OF TRUTH by Zygmunt Miloszewski
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Leisurely, ruminative and tangled—more successful as a portrait of the complex, self-hating, yet oddly likable detective than of the crimes he's called to investigate."
A Polish prosecutor's ill-advised decision to move from Warsaw to the provinces cuts down on his case load but not on the angst his first big opportunity brings Read full book review >

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GOTTLAND by Mariusz Szczygiel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A controversial, insightful work from Poland's 2013 journalist of the year."
Impassioned, insightful snapshots of life in pre-Velvet Revolution Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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MERCEDES-BENZ by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Colorful setting and trenchant social commentary, but a cul-de-sac plot."
Playful postmodernism Central European-style—entertainment for a decidedly select demographic: automobile aficionados desperate for the inside skinny on Poland's recent past. Read full book review >

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SECRET LIFE OF A TIGER by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"Most children will recognize the tiger as an unreliable narrator and enjoy the silliness of his assertions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After admitting to readers that he recently bit, then swallowed whole, an apparently human explorer, a tiger insists that he's really a great guy. Read full book review >

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WHITE FEVER by Jacek Hugo-Bader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"No charming folk customs here, just the hard facts of life in the frozen Russian north."
A writer for the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports on life at the harrowing margins of contemporary Russian society. Read full book review >

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KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAFI by Lloyd Jones
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

A New Zealand novelist mixes fantasy with fact in this unusual recreation of his search through post-Communist Albania for the late dictator Enver Hoxha's former double. Read full book review >

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MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >