Search Results: "Hanne Blank"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"The author uses wisdom and wit to substantiate her contention that love and passion are not definable by biology."
Independent scholar Blank, a social historian who has written extensively on sexual subjects (Virgin: The Untouched History, 2007; Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them, 2000), turns her attention to changing attitudes toward mainstream sexual identity. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Hanne Ørstavik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A short, bleak, capably written book, ironically titled, icy cold to the core."
Prizewinning Norwegian Ørstavik (The Blue Room, 2014, etc.) follows the parallel courses of a single mother and her 8-year-old son during a night that moves unrelentingly toward tragedy. Read full book review >

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KARMA FOR BEGINNERS by Jessica Blank
FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"The soundtrack of classic rock and '80s New Wave is pretty awesome, but the trite messages—sex doesn't fulfill; guys are trouble—are hardly worth the journey. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After a promising debut in 2007's Almost Home, Blank strikes out. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"More personal information about Blank would have been welcome; even so, a delightfully offbeat travelogue."
Part travel-journal, part retelling of an Indian epic, part cultural and political analysis, this first book by a former editor of Tokyo's Asahi Evening News is both eclectic and ambitious. Read full book review >

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PHILIPP'S BIRTHDAY BOOK by Hanne Türk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"A calendar where children can record the birthdays of friends and family makes the endpapers a plus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A birthday poem for each month of the year, showcasing particular parties and presents for the animal friends of Philipp the mouse. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Jessica Blank
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Examining the ties that bring people together and force them apart, this is a harsh and honest view of homeless teen life in the city of angels. (Fiction. YA)"
The streets of Los Angeles offer an escape to a group of teenagers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

"A garrulous handyman chronicle of a ubiquitous corporation, this text is constructed of plain pine, without a coat of writer's varnish, by a couple of guys in orange aprons. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A pair of hardware merchandising buddies chat about how they built one of the most successful big-box retailers ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Don't read this unless you're prepared to be saddened, encouraged, and changed."
A lyrical trip from the glitz of theater to the darkest corners of the American justice system. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating? (acknowledgments, picture credits, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Murphy and Blank chronicle the story of the tuberculosis microorganism, the greatest serial killer of all time. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IN BAY TOWN by Alan M. Blank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2017

"A lightweight, old-fashioned private-eye series starter with a rather sweet conclusion."
Blank debuts with an old-fashioned detective story featuring gumshoe Sonny Knight. Read full book review >