Search Results: "Bo Lidegaard"


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COUNTRYMEN by Bo Lidegaard
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"A fascinating story about how the 'Danish Jews were protected by their compatriots' consistent engagement.'"
How a Danish national "we" kept the Nazis at bay—and largely saved its Jewish population. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE by Ben Bo
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"Declan picks up the rudiments of snowboarding with convenient ease, the cast is composed of types, and readers unfamiliar with the sport may stumble over the jargon; still, for solid vicarious entertainment, the plot is comprised of nonstop wild rides, avalanches, and wipe-outs. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A melodramatic tale of a young snowboarder with terrifically bad judgement. Read full book review >

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crowded in the middle of nowhere by Bo Brock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2014

"You don't have to live in the Lone Star State to enjoy these companionable tales of a country vet."
The casebook of Brock, a Texas veterinarian, reveals his most memorable cases and larger-than-life characters. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Bo Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Again, literary imitation occasionally mars an otherwise original story, but, still, Huston entertains with his quirky vision and sometimes (especially in the novella) moves the reader."
From Huston (The Dream Life, 1992), a collection that makes use of magical realism—in a title novella about a gay man and a faith healer—and of a film noir ambience in a few of the four stories here. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE WIND by Bo Links
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Affecting portrait of a dreamlike world sure to be embraced by all avid golfers and everyone who wishes to understand their obsession."
A charming, sentimental first novel about a young man's journey into golf heaven. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"When the author's preaching gives way to his passion for golf, the story has moments as elemental and sustaining as the warmth of a fire in the clubhouse hearth."
Well-traveled words of wisdom—a whole bushelful—filtered through the life and times of a sagacious golf caddie. Read full book review >

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THE ASTROLOGICAL DIARY OF GOD by Bo Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Caveat lector, and then some."
Kurt Vonnegut's patchwork non-novels are the presumable inspiration for this alternately amusing and labored satire, cast in the form of a zodiacally structured commonplace-book and "narrated" by Zizo Yasuzawa, a retired Japanese kamikaze pilot, compulsive masturbator, self-proclaimed Lord of the Universe, and political prisoner harassed by a United Nations committee investigating paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Readers who expect a memoir to rise above itself to give testimony to an epoch will be disappointed by this visceral exhibition of personal exploits."
A sensationalist autobiographical account by a former Red Guard of his exile and victimization in Inner Mongolia during the last years of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER by Bo Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An elegant, refined story of families, wartime, and the mystique of memory."
A daughter tries to understand her father's long absences from her life in this effective and accomplished debut. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"An important and little-known perspective on World War II. (historical note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In World War II, the United States fought Japan for control of the Pacific islands, but what about the people who already lived on those islands? Read full book review >