Search Results: "Günter Grass"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOX by Günter Grass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"A short, engaging and puzzling novel: 'He simply dreams us up!' says a daughter, as the reader wonders what to make of these dreams."
A family documentary in the form of a novel, leaving the reader to decide where the line blurs between fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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FROM GERMANY TO GERMANY by Günter Grass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Very much the work of a writer conscious of his role as a political man of letters. Much of what he finds interesting may not interest readers two decades after the fact."
A momentous year for Germany and the author, as detailed in a journal published more than two decades after the fact. Read full book review >

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GRASS by Steve Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2011

"An uneven but enjoyable debut that should appeal to faithful thriller aficionados."
In Williams' gritty debut thriller, the lives of drug dealers, organized criminals, political revolutionaries and marketing executives intertwine in spectacular fashion. Read full book review >

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OF ALL THAT ENDS by Günter Grass
by Günter Grass, translated by Breon Mitchell, illustrated by the author
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Fractured but elegant musings on dying and, most poignantly, living."
Last words and images from the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2004

"Of considerable interest to China watchers and human-rights activists."
Thoughtful reportage on the small campaigns of resistance to state rule that are springing up throughout China. Read full book review >

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GREENER GRASS by Caroline Pignat
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2009

"Purchase for audiences that enjoyed the much better Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff (2000). (historical note) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Kathleen ("Kit") Read full book review >

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GRASS SOUP by Zhang Xianliang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"An extraordinary glimpse into one of the darkest periods of human history."
A haunting prison diary that depicts the epic sorrow and unmitigated human suffering that took place in the ``re-education'' camps of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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GRASS ANGEL by Julie Schumacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2004

"A gentle, sweet story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Frances Cressen's mother tries on religions like some people try on clothes. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING GRASS by Graham Ison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2006

"Brock (Light Fantastic, 2004, etc.) and his multicultural crew are thorough and methodical, although not as edgy as Ison thinks."
Like Divisional DI Ernest Hardcastle (Hardcastle's Armistice, 2005), DCI Harry Brock and DS Dave Poole seem to specialize in catching villains who prey on London's lowlifes. Read full book review >

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GRASS SONGS by Ann Turner
POETRY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Unforgettable. (Poetry. 12+)"
Turner's historical fiction (Katie's Trunk, 1992, etc.) is notable for putting a human face on great events; these 17 poems, all in the first person and inspired by the letters and diaries of pioneer women on the westward journey, are even more vivid and personalized. Read full book review >

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THE FRAGRANCE OF GRASS by Guy de la Valdéne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A compact, delightful feast for the senses."
A lifetime outdoorsman shares his wild and wooly travels hunting throughout Europe and North America. Read full book review >