Search Results: "Daniela Bayer"


BOOK REVIEW

ANYONE’S LOVE STORY by Daniela Bayer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2011

"A valuable read for those who love poetry and self-help books—and those looking for answers in a world darkened by the absence of love."
Much like life, love is not a destination; by using poetry to depict the stages of the relationship cycle, Bayer writes her way to the answers along that journey. Read full book review >

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WALLFLOWER by William Bayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"So: by turns enthralling and just plain silly—a spirited but strained miscalculation by an author who more often than not has been right on the mark."
Always an inventive suspense-writer, Bayer outwits himself here with a fractured, Rube Goldberg-like thriller that pits the cop-hero of his first big seller (Switch, 1984) against an unlikely serial killer. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF ELVES by Daniela Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A visually charming peek into the secret life of elves. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From spring to winter, elves pursue hidden seasonal activities. Read full book review >

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PIPPA AND PELLE IN THE WINTER SNOW by Daniela Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Those with extra money in their budgets should go ahead and buy it. Otherwise, skip. (Board book. 2-5)"
Pippa and Pelle have fun on a winter day while also encountering some of the animals in their neighborhood. Read full book review >

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LILY THE LITTLE PRINCESS by Daniela Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The gentle undercurrent of the search for a soul mate should resonate with even very young children, and the glorious dandelions, snails, raspberries and apple blossoms deserve repeated visits. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
This sweet, small and simple German import will probably make children, especially girls, smile. Read full book review >

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MIRROR MAZE by William Bayer
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"But despite the foundations of another powerhouse procedural, the yawning gaps and heroic coincidences finally bring the funhouse down. (First printing of 25,000)"
Another dizzying high-wire act from Bayer (Blind Side, 1989; Wallflower, 1991; etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DREAM OF THE BROKEN HORSES by William Bayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Bayer (Mirror Maze, 1994, etc.) turns the case into something ambitious and penetrating, but also overlong, overwrought, and overlaid with borrowings from sources as different as Vera Caspary's classic noir Laura and Freud's classic case study of the Wolf Man."
Bayer returns from his pseudonymous sabbatical as David Hunt (The Magician's Tale, 1997, etc.) to spin a dizzyingly complex tale of long-unsolved felony. Read full book review >

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THE LUZERN PHOTOGRAPH by William Bayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Nazis, sadomasochism, and psychoanalysis always provide a heady mix, and a little murder thrown in pushes Bayer's latest into the radioactive zone."
Edgar winner Bayer (The Dream of Broken Horses, 2002, etc.) continues his romance with psychoanalysis with a riff on Lou Andreas-Salomé's persona as analyst and femme fatale.Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE OF LIGHT by Daniela Piazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"It's Dickens-meets-New-Age-fantasy, but it's an effort that may not fully satisfy fans of either genre."
Piazza debuts with complex historical fiction linking Celtic mysticism to the medieval construction of Milan's Santa Maria Nascente Cathedral. Read full book review >

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HUNGER AND THIRST by Daniela Kuper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A little too heartfelt for its own good: Kuper's story suffers badly from plodding along too slowly, too obsessively, and from not really going anywhere in the end."
An impressionistic yet hardly fleet-footed debut about a Jewish girl coming of age in the '50s. Read full book review >

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CHERRY TIME by Daniela Bunge
by Daniela Bunge, illustrated by Daniela Bunge, translated by Kathryn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Bunge's whimsical illustrations with their charmingly European flavor and dramatic use of perspective to emphasize the isolation of the shy are the perfect complement to this quiet story of reaching out to touch someone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shyness controls a small boy's life until he finds a friend. Read full book review >