Search Results: "Daniel Hahn"


BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE PEOPLE by Paulo Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"By the time the novel's final few pages attempt to tie these various strands together, the writer's ambition has exceeded his accomplishment."
Clueless student radicals, indigenous Brazilian Indians and the Internet find an uneasy mix within a novel that seems to serve as a political allegory. Read full book review >

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THE HEAD OF THE SAINT by Socorro Acioli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"Intriguing and occasionally arresting but ultimately unsatisfying. (Magical realism. 12-16)"
A bitter skeptic sets out to kill his father but ends up a saint's reluctant agent in this whimsical Brazilian import. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF CHAMELEONS by José Eduardo  Agualusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Agualusa's novel, which has roots in the magical realist tradition, is a sui generis work, refreshingly different, owing its primary allegiance to a specific time and place."
Black is white and human is animal; appearances are deceiving in this subtle, beguiling story of shifting identities, the first U.S. publication for the Angolan author. Read full book review >

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A GENERAL THEORY OF OBLIVION by José Eduardo  Agualusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Too many mysteries pile up to sustain suspense, but the novel is redeemed by its bright shimmer of magic realism."
The Angolan writer's fifth novel to receive an English translation, a look at the upheaval caused by the Angolan civil war, places a recluse at its heart. Read full book review >

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MY PICTURES AFTER THE STORM by Éric Veillé
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll, imagination-stretching ways to get from here to there, from this to that, from now to later. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A whimsical series of before-and-after images, from the author of The Bureau of Misplaced Dads (illustrated by Pauline Martin, 2015). Read full book review >

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YOU CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL! by Roger Mello
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex and provocative, this Brazilian import will intrigue readers who like puzzles and frustrate those who don't. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Like the handle on a windup toy that moves clockwise until it stops and spins in reverse, the 2014 Hans Christian Anderson Award winner manipulates a chain of actions and consequences—and then imagines the momentum flowing backward with entirely different outcomes. Read full book review >

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DON'T CROSS THE LINE! by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The takeaway is an important one: peaceful questioning of authority can lead to quiet revolution. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An armed guard stands in the gutter of the book, refusing passage to the other side no matter how much the growing crowd pleads. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR IMPORTS
by Julie Danielson

If, as I am, you are interested in reading picture book imports, you know precisely which publishers will take chances here in the U.S. on stories from other countries.

Get out your pencil, and add a new entry to your list of import-seeking publishers – Elsewhere Editions. It’s a new children’s imprint from Archipelago Books. They caught my attention ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOUR SCORE AND FOUR by Gil Hahn
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A prodigious, fascinating effort that needs a stronger unifying narrative to make it more readable."
A comprehensive, detailed study of life, the economy, and politics in the United States on the eve of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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VOICES by Jan Hahn
Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"A sheaf of revealing X-rays of the soul in distress."
A doctor confronts ailments of the spirit as well as of the body in these raw, anguished poems. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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