Search Results: "Ib Ohlsson"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Letters, journals, and other primary and secondary source materials have been spun into a compelling narrative that will capture readers' imaginations, while Ohlsson's black-and-white sketches bring the personalities to the page. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a work of historical fictional, Abigail Carter narrates how she and her younger sister, Sophia, were the first students in the first school for blind children in America. Read full book review >

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A MOON IN YOUR LUNCH BOX by Michael Spooner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Spooner's first book for young people is an appealing seasonal cycle, thematically linked by the moon—symbol of change and mystery and a rich source of other imagery. Read full book review >

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THE CHOSEN by Kristina Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Warning to the squeamish: things turn out much worse than you could have expected. In retrospect, it's hard to see how it could have been otherwise."
A series of horrific crimes against Stockholm's Jewish community has its roots in the Holy Land, which has never seemed less holy than it does here. Read full book review >

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UNWANTED by Kristina Ohlsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Connoisseurs of serial mayhem will solve the mystery long before Alex and his team, but Ohlsson's knack for building surprises into the most routine scenes and people suggests that there'll be plenty of material for the promised series."
Ohlsson enters the crowded field of Swedish procedurals with the tale of a man bent on exacting a terrible revenge on errant mothers through their innocent children. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARED by Kristina Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A gripping tale not for the squeamish, the shy or the nervous."
The third case for Sweden's Criminal Investigation Department (Silenced, 2013, etc.) presents a riveting series of crimes whose investigators are deeply embroiled in them. Read full book review >

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SILENCED by Kristina Ohlsson
Released: March 5, 2013

"A Chinese box of a procedural that manages to link together not only a varied bunch of felonies and motives, but its detectives' equally unruly personal lives as well."
A second course of revenge served cold challenges DS Alex Recht, civilian consultant Fredrika Bergman and the rest of Sweden's Criminal Investigation Division (Unwanted, 2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"His brief account of this sentimental journey adds considerable resonance to a narrative already rich in anecdotal detail and high adventure. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An absorbing memoir of the Danish-born author's WW II experiences with the American military, which obviously provided a starting point for the many thrillers he later wrote as a civilian (Code Name: Grand Guignol, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GROWN-UP TRAP by Ib Spang Olsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1992

"An appealing import that dramatizes the universality of childhood needs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-loved Danish illustrator, a 1972 Andersen medalist, takes up a problem that seems to be world-wide: kids who feel abandoned by their busy parents. Read full book review >

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PRINCE by Ib Michael
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Ib Michael's fiction."
This beguiling and mysterious tale, the first of its veteran Danish author's novels to reach English translation, is a richly imagined, if structurally suspect, fusion of romance, bildungsroman, and ghost story. Read full book review >

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GREGORIUS by Bengt Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Will likely be lost on most American readers."
In his first English-language publication, award-winning Swedish author Ohlsson responds to Hjalmar Söderberg's 1905 classic, Doctor Glas, by taking on the voice of its villain. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2002

"Toibín expresses a companionable solace here, but at what a price. These artists create in him 'an urge to have gay lives represented as tragic, an urge I know I should repress.'"
An exploration of gay sensibility in literature, read artfully between the lines and mapping emotional attachments. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"Though there's no truly coherent thesis here, it's a pleasure to watch Tóibín rove through 19th- and 20th-century literary history."
Irish novelist and essayist Tóibín (Brooklyn, 2009, etc.) investigates how writers' classic works were inspired by their families—and sometimes in spite of them. Read full book review >