Search Results: "Debby Dahl Edwardson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS NOT EASY by Debby Dahl Edwardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Painful, inspiring and affectionate. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The story of three Iñupiaq children (then known as Eskimos) living above the Arctic Circle who are sent to a Catholic boarding school with other children, white and Indian. Read full book review >

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BLESSING'S BEAD by Debby Dahl Edwardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"It's a perspective that allows any reader in, and they'll learn much about the power of stories and names and how to use them both. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In 1917, two Iñupiaq sisters are separated when one marries a Siberian and crosses the Soviet "Ice Curtain." Read full book review >

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ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

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OXFORD ROALD DAHL DICTIONARY by Roald Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Snapperwhippers aren't the only readers who will find this equally delumptious as a dictionary, a source of inspiration, and a way of revisiting a shelf of phizz-whizzing classics. (Reference. 9-13)"
Wordplay has its day in this extra-usual compilation of lexicographical delights drawn from Dahl's works. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTMENT OF LILY DAHL by Siri Hustvedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mystery, murder, and provincial caricatures, all in a readable but curiously dusty mix from a writer whose aims seemed higher the first time around. (Author tour)"
Hustvedt's second outing abandons the cerebral regions of postmodernism (The Blindfold, 1992) and turns to the familiar melodramas of small-town gothic. Read full book review >

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THE WARTHOG’S TAIL by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fails to be either a Halloween tale or a moral lesson, and the final trick is hardly worth it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother teaches her daughter a lesson in persuasion in this Halloween take on "The Old Woman and Her Pig." Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW WOMAN by Åke Edwardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An expert melding of sociological observation and psychological acuity. The criminals, introduced late in the story, are especially gripping."
Inspector Erik Winter (Death Angels, 2009. etc.) tackles the murder of a woman who was scarcely more substantial in life than death. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM'S SECRET by Debby Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A warmhearted holiday tale successfully portrays an underrepresented corner of American Judaism—of African-American history, not so much. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
It's a wintry spring in 1930 when an 11-year-old Jewish girl gets a lesson in friendship, the Jewish holidays, and America. Read full book review >

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ROOM NO. 10 by Åke Edwardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2013

"As majestically lumbering as Henning Mankell at his most grueling, with a finale out of Stieg Larsson."
A disappearance and a murder nearly 20 years apart trouble the sleep of Gothenburg's Chief Inspector Erik Winter and his much younger self. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Warm, funny, plump with insight, a book that readers will pass on to friends and friends of friends, whether they're recovering from broken hearts or in need of a recipe for blueberry butter."
Enchanting, funny, and perceptive reflections on recovering from a disastrous love affair, woven together with recipes for making jams, jellies, and pickles. Read full book review >

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BARN by Debby Atwell
by Debby Atwell, illustrated by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In a first-person narration that reads like a voice-over, a New England barn tells its own story through the centuries. Read full book review >

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SAIL OF STONE by Åke Edwardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"The detection in both cases is as inexorable and tedious as water chipping away stone. Recommended for readers with a taste for cold climates and a lot of time on their hands."
A pair of fresh cases for Erik Winter and Aneta Djanali, of the Gothenburg Police. Read full book review >