Search Results: "Fernanda Frick Hassanberg"


BOOK REVIEW

GIDGET HAS A GLITCH by Bright Bunny
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"Nevertheless, it is worth tinkering around in, if mostly for the praiseworthy character of its protagonist. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This boy-robot friendship story, while missing a few nuts and bolts, runs on bigger ideas: imagination, creativity, determination and hope. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY FRICK by Jr. Schreiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1995

"A dry, sterile tale."
A flat account of America's Gilded Age and the life of one of its major players. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1997

"Primarily, though, the novel is a study of the coming-of-age of a visionary painter, and as such it is both original and deeply persuasive."
An ambitious, intelligent portrait of the emergence of a gifted painter, and a sly, convincing depiction of the exotic fringes of the New York art scene. Read full book review >

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RAT by Fernanda Eberstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2010

"A mature, intelligent and unusually perceptive study of the paradoxes of belonging to others, and being oneself—Eberstadt's best novel yet."
The travels of two intrepid youngsters become an unlikely journey to maturity in this engaging fifth novel from the London-based American author (The Furies, 2003 etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's no Young Men and Fire, but Santos provides a good summary of terrible events and their aftermath."
New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Santos looks into a lightning-caused blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in the summer of 2013. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2006

"Richly descriptive narrative shapes and reveals a collective soul that drives the gypsy musicians' natural virtuosity."
Stark, sensitive study of modern gypsies, who are as vibrantly resilient yet tragically vulnerable within Europe's welfare-powered gristmill of political indifference. Read full book review >

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THE FURIES by Fernanda Eberstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2003

"A bruising, punishing read: not to be missed."
Two lovers seemingly meant for each other plunge into a hellfire of contention, recrimination, and grief in Eberstadt's unsparing fourth novel (after When the Sons of Heaven Meet the Daughters of the Earth, 1997). Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SUICIDE by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"It's hard to do justice to the outré and eccentric but gorgeous quality of Pilch's prose. Here he manages to pull off some neat literary tricks, frequently and self-consciously undermining the seriousness of his subjects with pricks of irony."
A set of loosely concatenated stories that don't quite add up to a novel but are nonetheless rich in character and in the exploration of contemporary urban life in Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Christianity Made Simple by Janette Goulder-Frick
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A spirited and comprehensive overview of the scriptural foundations of Christianity."
A detailed guidebook examines modern Christian faith and practice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END by Fernanda Torres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The flair and wit of Torres' writing does not allay the unpleasant aftertaste left by this unforgiving portrait of men at their worst."
In this harsh first novel by a Brazilian actress, five elderly men reflect on their friendships with each other and their exhaustive love lives. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PEACEFUL CITIES by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"If laughter actually is the best medicine, fortunate readers of this wonderful novel will surely enjoy perfect health for the rest of their days."
A planned political assassination is the central subject of this delightful 1997 novel, the third to reach English translation from its award-winning, highly popular Polish author (The Mighty Angel, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >