Search Results: "Corinne Hofmann"


BOOK REVIEW

REUNION IN BARSALOI by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A very unsatisfactory follow-up."
Hofmann returns to Kenya 14 years after marrying a Masai warrior and giving birth to his child. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Unusual and highly addictive entertainment, although more cynical readers may wonder whether the author exaggerated certain events for dramatic effect."
Two wildly different cultures collide in this internationally bestselling story of a successful Swiss businesswoman who falls for a Masai warrior. Read full book review >

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AFRICA, MY PASSION by Corinne Hofmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2014

"Of interest to followers of Hofmann's other books about Africa but not especially compelling otherwise."
The best-selling German author of The White Masai recounts her unexpected return to Africa. Read full book review >

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Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"A rollicking series opener that will leave readers eager for more despite its characters' occasionally befuddling behavior."
A teenager, his pet tiger, and his closest friends discover a magical new world in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales will go to the Friends of Animals Utah, where Rudy was found. Or you can just make a direct donation. (Picture book. Adult)"
Humphrey ascribes to her dog Rudy a number of platitudes on life and living splashed onto brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I WAS by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Quietly soothing and pleasantly entertaining. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After her father lost his high-paying job, 13-year-old Irene's parents sold their expensive New York City apartment, withdrew her from her private school and moved in with her grandfather upstate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Other attractive features are numerous quotes from Earhart's writings, maps of the route she followed on her last flight, a foreword by Linda Finch, a present-day female pilot of distinction, and a handsome layout. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9+)"
Sky Pioneer ($16.00; Feb. 1997; 64 pp.; 0-7922-3737-4): There is no shortage of biographies of the groundbreaking American aviatrix, and Nancy Shore's detailed volume for the American Women of Achievement series contains many of the photos reproduced here and then some, but the large format of the duotone pictures and the concise text make Szabo's work ideal for readers who don't need an exhaustive treatment. Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE OF GONE by Corinne Duyvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Life-affirming science fiction with spaceships, optimism in the apocalypse, and a diverse cast that reflects the real world. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
What should a mixed-race, autistic, 16-year-old be willing to do to avoid certain death in an apocalyptic hellhole? Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE HANDS by Corinne Goria
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Powerful and revealing testimony to the injustices of manual labor, infused with inspiration for global change."
A compelling message about the plight of labor workers worldwide. Read full book review >

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LICHTENBERG AND THE LITTLE FLOWER GIRL by Gert Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2004

"Brimful with love, nature, energy, and intellect: history proved on the pulse and expressed through the heart. A treasure."
Hoffman died in 1993, and his last novel (following The Film Explainer, published here in 1996), translated again by his own son, is a quietly powerful masterpiece of human charm that manages to capture the very essence of the Enlightenment in Germany. Read full book review >

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IF EVER I RETURN AGAIN by Corinne Demas
ADVENTURE
Released: June 30, 2000

"Readers will be carried along by the quick pace and the ever-present sense that fortune and misfortune lurk just beneath the next rolling wave. (Fiction. 11-13)"
More "Dear America" than True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, this chatty, awkwardly titled epistolary tale takes a mid-19th-century child on a 19-month voyage aboard a New England whaler with her mother and her father, the captain. Read full book review >

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RETURNING TO SHORE by Corinne Demas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A quiet, lovely story with a satisfyingly sentimental ending. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A thoughtful teen reconnects with her nature-loving father on Cape Cod. Read full book review >