Search Results: "Dubravka Ugresic"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A noteworthy book, but a disagreeable one."
A rather jaundiced look at American culture by a highly regarded Croatian novelist living in exile. Read full book review >

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BABA YAGA LAID AN EGG by Dubravka Ugresic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A playful, inventive and humane look at women and aging."
Expatriate Croatian novelist and essayist Ugresic (Nobody's Home, 2008, etc.) spins contemporary fiction from a popular figure in Slavic folklore. Read full book review >

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NOBODY’S HOME by Dubravka Ugresic
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2008

"Taut, timely pieces by a writer who sees the cosmic in the quotidian."
Croatian novelist/essayist Ugresic (The Ministry of Pain, 2006, etc.), now a resident of Amsterdam, offers discerning, sometimes grumpy commentary on a rapidly changing Europe—and a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

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THE MINISTRY OF PAIN by Dubravka Ugresic
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2006

"Ironically, with all the high tragedy in the wings, it's when Ugresic's sharp gaze turns to the minute and the arcane (a female character speaks with 'high-pitched sh's and sch's') that her novel achieves inimitable, devastating clarity."
A Croatian intellectual's flight to the Netherlands from the ruins of Yugoslavia yields striking vignettes of emotional shellshock, linguistic displacement and limbo-like stasis. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet, always intelligent and graceful."
A Croatian novelist and essayist (Have a Nice Day: From the Balkan War to the American Dream, 1995) now living in voluntary exile o'erglances the current literary landscape and does not care for the view. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by Dubravka Kolanovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Still, those willing to overlook these annoyances will find this title acceptable. (Board book. 2-5)"
Starting with the traditional "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and ending with "Now the Day is Over," this collection of 10 Christian hymns, songs and prayers is aimed at parents wanting to pass on their faiths. Read full book review >

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WHAT BEAR LIKES BEST! by Alison Ritchie
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Playing with friends really is the thing to like best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear, a joy-filled creature, is having a lovely relaxing time traipsing through a chalky bright meadow with nothing to do but rest, splash, scratch, swing and skip. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RAINDROP by Joanna Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Even the youngest children don't deserve this degree of dumbing down. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Little Raindrop journeys from cloud to sea and back again. Read full book review >

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BABY BADGER'S WONDERFUL NIGHT by Karen  Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

Saunders makes her debut with a tender story about how Papa Badger helps Baby Badger get over his fear of the dark. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, SLEEPY HEAD! by Mandy Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A sweet reminder that poetry is as satisfying to hear in the morning as it is at bedtime. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)"
Animated by inventive rhymes and varied rhythms, this import—companion to Animal Lullabies (2003)—makes a perfect tool for getting young sleepyheads up and going. Read full book review >