Search Results: "Barbara Haveland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CONQUEROR by Jan Kjærstad
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Think of it as Kafka-meets-Billy Connolly, and you're almost there. Sly, intelligent and a pleasure for fans of philosophically inclined literature."
From Norwegian novelist and short-story writer Kjærstad, a gloomy investigation of how the past spills into the present, and why otherwise nice Norwegians would be moved to murder. This book is the second volume in the Wergeland trilogy. Read full book review >

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PRINCE by Ib Michael
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Ib Michael's fiction."
This beguiling and mysterious tale, the first of its veteran Danish author's novels to reach English translation, is a richly imagined, if structurally suspect, fusion of romance, bildungsroman, and ghost story. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"Well-written—though elusive—literary travel through interior country: Jensen's US debut is a cut above the usual slide-show travelogue."
A thoughtful, if at times ponderous, passage through blood-soaked terrain. Read full book review >

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STELLA DESCENDING by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE COLD SONG by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The author might be best known in this country as the daughter of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, but her accomplishment here merits more than recognition by association."
The fifth novel by an award-winning Norwegian author and critic deserves to win her a much larger stateside readership. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCIRCLING by Carl Frode Tiller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A poised and effective Rashomon-style exploration of multiple psyches."
One man's amnesia prompts divergent and sometimes-conflicting remembrances from those close to him. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wonderful! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman (The Red Book, 2004) presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. Read full book review >

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DOLORES MEETS HER MATCH by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"There's no pussyfooting here, just fun (and hopefully more tales to come). (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return engagement, Dolores and her amazing and talented-at-napping cat, Duncan, may indeed have met their match. Read full book review >

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THE TRUCKER by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"It's refreshing to see a cat-as-best-friend tale, and truck-lovers will certainly get some pointers from Leo's creative play. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leo is the consummate truck-loving little boy. Read full book review >