Search Results: "Henriette Larsen"


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REGINE'S BOOK by Regine Stokke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"A heartfelt and visually appealing window into Regine's last year. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
"My ultimate dream for this blog is that it will be published as a book after my death," wrote Norwegian teenager Stokke, who blogged about her experience living with leukemia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A lackluster offering, with an abundance of information but little critical distance or depth. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access to his papers—to deliver a hefty but hollow biography of the illustrious expositor of world myths. Read full book review >

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THE CLOVER HOUSE by Henriette Lazaridis Power
Released: April 9, 2013

"Well-paced and filled with likable, plausibly flawed characters."
Happily ensconced in Boston with her fiance, Jonah, Callie's only real trouble is her hesitancy about marrying him. That is, until her cousin Aliki phones from Greece to tell her that her beloved Uncle Nestor has died, and the funeral is in two days. So why didn't her mother tell her sooner? Read full book review >

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FUTURE PERFECT by Jen Larsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An absorbing look at the cultural obsession with women's weight and how much energy and effort it takes to live an authentic life on one's own terms. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior strives to realize her dream of attending Harvard despite financial limitations and her dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAINTY by Michael Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fast-moving thriller that's also a modish, moody catalogue of the number of tools—pills, liquor, psychotherapy, computers, the media—up-to-the-minute moderns have developed to distance themselves from themselves. (First printing of 35,000)"
Larsen's 1994 novel, a bestseller in its native Denmark, is a deconstructionist detective story in which every scrap of evidence leads further away from the truth. Read full book review >

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BRONZE MIRROR by Jeanne Larsen
Released: July 18, 1991

"A quite special pleasure."
A dazzling extension of the author's Silk Road (1989)—not a sequel but a reprise, with new casting, of Larsen's time-riddling, worlds-whirling magical show, which again takes place in the palaces of the immortals (wherever they may be—some are underwater), also on the earth of medieval China (here, the Southern Soong of A.D. 1136), and spaces in-between. ``All desires bring about consequences.'' The Yellow Emperor, his court, and the Silkweb Princess, his wife, with her seven goddesses-in-waiting, should have harkened to this wisdom of the bodhisattva, Guan-yin the Compassionate. Read full book review >

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STICKS AND STONES by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"It's only logical that Cat's second case (Liar, Liar, 2010) is a bit disjointed, since the author is a nom de plume of three sisters. Tighter editing might return the series to its former glory."
Suspects abound when an unscrupulous blackmailer is found dead by a private eye and her histrionic assistant. Read full book review >

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THE TULIP AND THE POPE by Deborah Larsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lyrical, subtle memoir."
Poet and novelist Larsen (The White, 2002) recalls the years she spent in a Roman Catholic convent, and why she decided to leave. Read full book review >

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SOME LIKE IT HOT by K.J. Larsen
Released: March 5, 2013

"All of Cat's cases (Sticks and Stones, 2012, etc.) have been co-authored by three sisters, but this is the first installment that reads that way. The characters are sassy as ever, but their adventures are disjointed and even perfunctory."
When a hometown boy turned shamus is killed, Cat DeLuca stops investigating liars and cheats and concentrates on finding a murderer. Read full book review >

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BYE, BYE LOVE by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"With less emphasis on the characters around Cat to provide romantic intrigue or comic relief (which is Cleo's whole raison d'être), Larsen's latest (Some Like It Hot, 2013, etc.) falls a little flat."
A PI reports a murder to the police only to find the victim is missing once they get there. Read full book review >

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STRANGER, FATHER, BELOVED by Taylor Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An emotionally intelligent family drama that examines the breaking point of a marriage."
Larsen makes a noteworthy debut with a family drama that explores loyalty, lies, and well-being. Read full book review >

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THE LUCK OF JUDE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2011

"Purposeful but not preachy. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Violence paradoxically begets friendship in Larsen's simply told chapter-book debut. Read full book review >