Search Results: "Helene Wecker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"Two lessons: Don't discount a woman just because she's made of clay, and consider your wishes carefully should you find that magic lamp."
Can't we all just get along? Perhaps yes, if we're supernatural beings from one side or another of the Jewish-Arab divide. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Elegant and eloquent, and full of news from places about which we know too little."
A contemplative memoir of a privileged life in a poor place. Read full book review >

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THESE GENTLE WOUNDS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2014

"Though competently enough written, it fails to distinguish itself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The sole survivor of an incident in which his mother drove herself and four children into a river, high school sophomore Gordie copes with the aftereffects of trauma. Read full book review >

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FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT by Helene Stapinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"Equally reminiscent of Samuel Fuller's filmed melodramas, Springsteen's 'My Hometown,' and Patrick MacDonald's All Souls (1999), this is an unusual and relevant urban family history."
A humorous yet unsettling look back at a minor-league grifter family in a major-league crooked town—pre-reform Jersey City. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROUNDS by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The investigation into the hospital's past may unearth routine secrets, but the killer is well worth unmasking, and Huss' home life, trying as ever (one of her twin daughters has become a militant vegetarian), is a welcome bonus."
The most likely suspect in the strangling of a young Swedish night nurse seems to be the hospital ghost. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CALF by Helene Tursten
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Monstrous Sanna is well worth Irene's trouble, but the kitchen-sink financial intrigue and deus ex machina windup may tax fans' patience."
A fourth round of multiple homicides-cum-lesser felonies for DI Irene Huss and her colleagues and friends in Göteborg's Violent Crime Division (Night Rounds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MADAME PRESIDENT by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A brisk chronicle of a strong-willed, tireless, and determined leader."
A celebratory biography of Africa's first female president and 2011 Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >

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WHO WATCHETH  by Helene Tursten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Proficient, unexceptionable work for readers who haven't had enough of self-righteous serial killers targeting helpless women beneath Nordic skies."
Göteborg's Violent Crimes Unit sets its sights on a killer who takes an unusually retributive view toward sins of the flesh. Read full book review >

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LOVE, H by Hettie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A fertile trove that needs a stronger framework."
Letters revealing the enduring friendship of two "beat chicks." Read full book review >

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WHAT REMAINS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2015

"Misses its chance to be a satisfying, big-box-of-tissues tear-jerker. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A 16-year-old boy attempts to put his life back together after suffering a near-fatal injury in a car accident that leaves his best friend dead. Read full book review >

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BABY PLAYS AROUND by Helene Stapinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2004

"Not so much a pretty picture as one of high contrast, all the energy and thrall caught in Stapinski's frame."
Well-lit, cracking memoir of Lower East Side nights playing in a band. Read full book review >