Search Results: "Eva Maria Staal"


BOOK REVIEW

TRY THE MORGUE by Eva Maria Staal
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A morality tale of the first order: lean and intense; dead honest and unforgiving."
Staal debuts with an autobiographical novel, the author Staal following a fictional Eva Maria Staal, a young woman "lured away" from her job with a company manufacturing night-vision goggles by Jimmy Liu, a Canadian-Chinese arms dealer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA GOES TO DAYCARE by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Best for established fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Swedish duo that produced the popular Sam books team up for their third book featuring the mischievous and appealing bullterrier Rosa (Rosa Moves to Town, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHASING DEGAS by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A lovely book to share with budding artists and families off to visit an art museum or Paris. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ballerina excited about the evening's upcoming performance discovers that she and Monsieur Degas, at work in the rehearsal studio on The Dance Class, have switched bags. Read full book review >

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TIFF, TAFF, AND LULU by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"No, not exactly, as it turns out—but young readers will get the point, and may be amused by the wild-haired figures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Canted floors, greenish lighting, mottled coloration, and a cast of smurf-like, peg-toothed goblins gives this pointed lesson in the hazards of sibling squabbles that arty, "European" look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH ON A WALK by Eva Muggenthaler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Pleasant diversions for younger talespinners. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A German surrealist debuts on this side of the Atlantic with a set of independent scenes that will give wings to flights of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAGUE OF ARCHERS by Eva Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Perhaps a tad longer than necessary, this generally well-paced post-legend take on the Robin Hood myth will captivate action and adventure fans and lovers of historical fiction alike. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young novice nun wrongfully accused of Robin Hood's murder must clear her name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER ME by Eva Wiseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will need the Kleenex for this one. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The bubonic plague brings added misery and death to European Jews. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE SHOWS LATE by Eva Mekler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wonderful historical detail, and a potentially gripping plot, but handicapped by a drab, almost academic, style."
A young, beautiful Jewish widow seeks a new life in the DP camps of postWW II Germany in this historically fascinating but emotionally flat first novel by a Polish-born psychologist (Bringing up a Moral Child, 1985, with Michael Schulman, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE POLISH WOMAN by Eva Mekler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A novel meditation on the ways we manufacture memory."
Scam artist or Holocaust orphan? Deserving scorn or pity? A beguiling stranger unsettles a New York Jewish family in this haunting tale of the perils of trust . . . and mistrust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A vivid, moving depiction of a way of life tragically becoming increasingly endangered."
An evocative meditation on shifting boundaries and the kinship we feel to other species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Faraway Father by Eva Hill
Released: May 22, 2015

"A sweet book to share with young children who are separated from someone they love."
In this gentle picture book, a family stays connected to Dad while he's deployed overseas during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2003

"Limpid, provocative reminders that wolves prowl among us and lamb remains a favored food."
Novelist and feminist Figes borrows from Blake, the Bible, the brothers Grimm, and Kafka to help frame her lyrical observations about innocence, evil, childhood, and Eden lost. Read full book review >