Search Results: "Hans-Joachim Maaz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Like the curate's egg, good in parts."
An East German psychotherapist explores, in an occasionally affecting way, the experience of living within a totalitarian system. Read full book review >

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HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

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MORE BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
Released: March 1, 1989

Ralph—of Bunny Trouble, 1985—thinks his baby sister, Emily, is overrated: "She cried a lot and was always wet." Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE WALL by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four round and rubbery cartoon African animals—a wild dog, a warthog, a lion, and an elephant—find what seems to be a hole in the wall. Read full book review >

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NOT I by Joachim Fest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A beautifully written and translated work that creates rare, subtle portraits of Germans."
A stunning portrait of a strenuously anti-Nazi family in Berlin who managed to hang on to their moral convictions during the brutalizing Hitler years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Kummer has smartly etched his name in what is fast becoming a worthy tradition—stylish writing that twines field research with campfire tale. (8 pages color plates, 34 halftones, 16 line drawings, 1 map)"
The days and nights of the hamadryas baboon are recounted in this by turns rigorous and meandering but always entertaining study from Kummer (Ethology/Univ. of Zurich). Read full book review >

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2001

"A well-told, sweeping, and often incisive portrait that needs to be taken cum grano salis."
A quick study of the world's largest and oldest Christian church, from a Swiss priest whose unorthodox views on the subject have kept him simmering in hot water for the last quarter-century. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM COME, NOW! by Hans Sageng
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Though commendable as a call to community and love, quite an awkward and strange work."
New Age spiritual guidebook aimed at forming community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Entertaining, informative, satisfying and fun—everything books should be."
Selected independent booksellers offer their Top 50 lists. Read full book review >

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IDEALISTS by Hans Scherfig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1991

"It's no mystery why the Nazis banned this book in Denmark, though its proto-fascist mediocrities have dated, alas, not a bit."
Though framed by one of Scherfig's trademark detective stories, this first U.S. publication of his 1942 novel is basically another grimly lightsome satire on prewar Danish society—a self-serving little crew of narcissists that could have been dreamed up last week. Read full book review >

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NEVER COMING BACK by Hans Koppel
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An abducted-woman thriller with a twist, but Silence of theLambs it's not."
Swedish suburbia is the setting for this thriller about an abducted young woman who is imprisoned and abused—in a house across the street from hers—by the psychiatrist her husband turns to in his fear and despair. Read full book review >