Search Results: "Elizabeth D. Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"This nuanced portrait of marriage offers insight alongside somber reflections, but its landscape is obsessively interior and not very eventful."
Who was Kate's friend Elizabeth—a capable, cheerful and optimistic mother, or the troubled soul her diaries reveal? Bernier's debut repetitively probes the enigmatic life of the American wife. Read full book review >

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THE WATER MIRROR by Kai Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Merle, Junipa and Serafin will need to puzzle out who's good and who's bad as this flowing, offbeat tale continues. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In a fanciful Venice under siege, thoughtfulness and adventure combine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Meyer's prose style can feel aloof and awkward; however, the complex loyalties and unusual settings are memorable. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Meyer's second entry in this surreal German fantasy has interesting concepts, but average prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUEPRINT by Charlotte Kerner
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2000

"Disturbing and unsettling, this is less a translation of a particular culture than a human face on a question that is intriguing worldwide. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Siri is the daughter/twin of Iris and one of the first cloned beings in this seamless translation of German author Kerner's exploration of the psychological reality for cloned humans. Read full book review >

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HALINKA by Mirjam Pressler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An unwieldy cast inhabits the sketchily laid-out post-WWII setting. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A book, a friend, and a piece of sculpture put small cracks in the shell that an abused Polish-German foster child has built around herself, but Pressler allows only very observant readers to glimpse the hurt that shell was built to contain. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS LIKE FRIENDS by Klaus Kordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 1992

"Still, a moving story and a particularly authentic account of the period. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Set in 1950, an autobiographical novel first published in 1978, by an award-winning Berlin author making his US debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Excessive explanation and exposition renders this conclusion dull and slow. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A series that began with offbeat potential ends with tedium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE CURSE by Kai Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Neither original nor thought-provoking, but awash in swashbuckling fun. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Meyer decants a frothy draught of piratical adventure to open this series. Read full book review >

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THE ROBBER AND ME by Joseph Holub
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is a sophisticated read, for those who like to escape to times past and lands far away, with a translator's note to provide context. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's hard to ask for more than this: an old-fashioned story that starts with an orphan, includes a mystery, and ends happily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KNIGHT'S BOOK by Ali Mitgutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

An old knight tells about some of his youthful experiences as Squire Wolflieb, accompanying his poor but admired Sir Frank to a tournament at a well-defended castle. Read full book review >