Search Results: "Fredrik Logevall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"It didn't work that way, of course. Logevall's exhaustive study shows chapter and verse why not—and why the ensuing American war was doomed to fail."
Comprehensive history of the early years of what in Vietnam is called "the American War"—the time in which one Western power took the place of another, only for both to be defeated. Read full book review >

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A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"In the contest of Most Winning Combination, it would be hard to beat grumpy Ove and his hidden, generous heart."
Originally published in Sweden, this charming debut novel by Backman should find a ready audience with English-language readers. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY by Fredrik Backman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A touching, sometimes-funny, often wise portrait of grief."
A contemporary fairy tale from the whimsical author of A Man Called Ove (2014). Read full book review >

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THE FLY TRAP by Fredrik Sjöberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"In sharing the experience of solitude and reflection, Sjöberg invites readers to see through his eyes, in language that is often poetic, sometimes inscrutable."
A literary memoir by the Swedish author, a man who lives on an island and collects flies, reflecting on the significance of his obsession. Read full book review >

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CHAIN OF EVENTS by Fredrik T. Olsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it thriller featuring two unlikely, but very likable, protagonists."
Swedish scriptwriter Olsson's first novel amps up the action via a doomsday scenario set in Europe. Read full book review >

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BEARTOWN by Fredrik Backman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman's latest will resonate a long time."
In Beartown, where the people are as "tough as the forest, as hard as the ice," the star player on the beloved hockey team is accused of rape, and the town turns upon itself. Read full book review >

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ALL MONSTERS MUST DIE by Magnus Bärtås
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A clear and troubling picture of a country forced to embrace madness."
Two Swedish artists (one visual, the other musical) record their impressions of a one-week sojourn in North Korea in 2008. Read full book review >

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MANGLED NOIZE by Fredrik P. Williams
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Overpopulated with secondary characters whose presence adds color but not depth, Fred's adventures are told more than shown, a detriment to what could otherwise have been a very real, poignant tale of a young man who never lets the bad get him down."
A put-upon teenager runs away from home and winds up traveling the world, living a rock 'n' roll fantasy in Williams' debut novel. Read full book review >

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HOME AND AWAY by Karl Ove Knausgaard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Though the correspondence is mostly about soccer, it is also about so much more."
An epistolary exploration of soccer and life. Read full book review >

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HANNA & HENRI by Fredrik Sjölin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A mostly solid piece of garage building with winning characters and very cool robots. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Backyard robot-building is the order of the day in an app that will appeal most to budding tinkerers. Read full book review >