Search Results: "Gunnar Ohrlander"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Still, a poignant recollection, rich with metaphor and irony."
Ohrlander, Swedish journalist and playwright, takes a musing, hazy, sometimes rambling trip back to his daughter Asa's first year, in which she triumphs over cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 26, 1943

"There is a tremendous appendix, containing source material, bibliography, etc. The market at this particular time should be wider than merely the field of Social Science."
This two volume survey, undertaken through the Carnegie Corporation, should stand as long-range background material on the Negro in America. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"For sophisticated readers who enjoy alternative writing forms and a good turn of phrase over a complete story line. (Fiction. YA)"
Short, spare prose passages from debut author Ardelius relate the passionate, first-love story of Swedish teens Morris and Betty. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF LIGHT by Gunnar Kopperud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Echoes of Erich Maria Remarque's once-famous Three Comrades and (to a lesser extent) André Schwarz-Bart's The Last of the Just abound, in an overly discursive, unfortunately undramatic fiction: it tells us little more than that war is hell, and takes a hell of a long time saying so."
A brooding first novel, the work of a German-born Norwegian journalist, that explores the experience of WWII through the (literal, extended) confession of Markus, a former Nazi soldier captured during the siege of Stalingrad, who has remained in Russia following his release. Read full book review >

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OLD MR. MACKLE HACKLE by Gunnar Madsen
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2005

"This recast version doesn't quite capture the rhythmic drive of the original lyrics, but it still makes a hand-clapping, knee-slapping read-aloud. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Madsen drops several lines but grafts a new ending to the irrepressibly daffy title track from his 1999 recording. Read full book review >

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THE HOWLING MILLER by Arto Paasilinna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"There is much to like here—wit, pathos and just enough of the extraordinary to transform the novel into a kind of modern fable."
The second novel to be translated into English by popular Finnish novelist Paasilinna; hopefully this sly tale of madness and conformity will generate for him a deservedly wider audience. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"A wildly inventive debut that veers between spirited brilliance and Def Comedy Jam vulgarity. (Author tour)"
Hip-hop poet Beatty delivers a first novel that almost lives up to its hype. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER WORLD by Jan Myrdal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"For some, an insightful and detailed investigation of a child's perceptions; for others, a self-indulgent and meandering stroll down a stranger's memory lane."
First published in 1984, and awarded the Grand Prize for the Novel by Sweden's Literature Foundation, this autobiographical novel tells of the author's immigration to America at the age of 11. Read full book review >