Search Results: "Charlotte Barslund"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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THE WATER’S EDGE by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"You've read this story dozens of times, but Fossum (Black Seconds, 2008, etc.) introduces you to characters you've never met before."
Inspector Konrad Sejer confronts yet another criminal who preys on young children. Read full book review >

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BROKEN by Karin Fossum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A chamber play for two characters whose moralizing is amplified by a running debate over the nature of fiction and its vicissitudes. The result is slender but haunting."
The creator of Inspector Konrad Sejer (The Water's Edge, 2009, etc.) constructs a simple, excruciating test of an unassuming hero's claim to be a good person. Read full book review >

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BLACK SECONDS by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Less original than Sejer's four other cases to have appeared in English translation (The Indian Bride, 2007, etc.), but it's equally sensitive and compassionate in its handling of the troubled souls on both sides of the law."
Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer heads an increasingly desperate search for a schoolgirl missing from her Norwegian suburb. Read full book review >

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THE INDIAN BRIDE by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"The most traditional of Sejer's four translated cases leaves plenty of room for resonant ambiguities that are still proliferating as the net finally closes."
Inspector Konrad Sejer closes the book on a love story that began with unlikely romance and ended with horrific violence. Read full book review >

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I'M TRAVELING ALONE by Samuel Bjørk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Bjørk constructs a plot like a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces, and somehow it all works."
Children stolen and dressed like dolls before they're murdered bring suicidal detective Mia Kruger out of hiding and back to police work in Bjørk's complicated, yet compelling, tale. Read full book review >

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THE SON by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"One of Nesbø's best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole."
A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries: sin, redemption, love, evil, the human condition. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAUR FEATHER by S.J. Gazan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Gazan's approach to the genre—everyone serves as his or her own detective searching for the solution to his or her own mystery—is more Fyodor Dostoevsky than Agatha Christie. The results are uneven, and the ending is inevitably anticlimactic, but the journey there is a revelation."
This Danish debut manages to combine white-hot academic debates, well-nigh universal family dysfunction and murder most foul. Read full book review >

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BLOODLING by Lene Kaaberbøl
by Lene Kaaberbøl, illustrated by Rohan Eason, translated by Charlotte Barslund
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's plenty of action, but it's hard to tell where this episode fits into the main storyline (if there is one). (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Wildwitch-in-training Clara Ash faces both familial and life-threatening challenges on her 13th birthday, plus leeches—lots of leeches. Read full book review >

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THE ARC OF THE SWALLOW by Sissel-Jo Gazan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Among the latest crop of Scandinavian thriller writers, Gazan combines the broad scope of Jo Nesbø with the ability to focus as closely and remorselessly as Karin Fossum."
A pair of apparently unrelated suicides on the same day poses a formidable mystery for Deputy Chief Superintendent Søren Marhauge, of Copenhagen's Violent Crimes Unit. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >