Search Results: "Inger Ash Wolfe"


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THE TAKEN by Inger Ash Wolfe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2010

"Beautiful writing is just one of the pleasures of this Chinese-box puzzler."
What looks like a prank lures a Canadian police chief into an investigation of a bone-chilling crime. Read full book review >

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A DOOR IN THE RIVER by Inger Ash Wolfe
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Darkens steadily from its deceptively quiet opening to its wild and woolly climax. But it's only the shocking epilogue that reveals Wolfe's true subject as the murder of innocence."
The apparently accidental death of an inoffensive man everyone in Kehoe Glenn loved begins Ontario DI Hazel Micallef's latest odyssey of crime. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BELL by Inger Ash Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"DI Micallef is sure to win your favor, but expect your initial excitement to slowly fizzle out."
In this fourth installment (A Door in the River, 2012, etc.), Ontario police inspector Hazel Micallef becomes intimately involved in a case connecting back to her childhood. Read full book review >

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INCARCERATED by Inger Iversen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"A gripping, complicated novel of tense interracial romance."
A prison correspondence program brings together two unlikely souls. Read full book review >

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WISH LANTERNS by Alec Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sensitive, fascinating reports."
Novelistic anecdotes reveal Chinese young people struggling with universal themes of education, employment, and love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2005

"Formulaic and self-effacing nearly to a fault—the adventures speak for themselves."
Memoirs of an American pilot during WWII, famous for his escape attempts as a Nazi prisoner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2000

"An invaluable contemporary account of how millions of Europeans have taken divergent paths—of compromise or conflict—in reaction to a decade of unanticipated change."
Ash (The File: A Personal History, not reviewed) acts as informed, impassioned eyewitness to post-communist Europe in this collection of dazzling essays, most of which were originally published in the New York Review of Books. Read full book review >

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Burn for Home by Ash Elko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Creative sci-fi tales that paint a picture of two people very much in love."
A debut three-part chronicle of a futuristic romantic coupling. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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THE FILE by Timothy Garton Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Sensitive, subtle, and illuminating, as a fine historian explores those infinitely complicated choices made by human beings confronted by the issue of collaboration or resistance. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
A British historian has the eerie experience of reading the secret file kept on him by the Stasi, the East German secret police, and meeting with those who informed on him and the police who were responsible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A well-constructed, readable account of a minor Civil War action that may or may not have had major consequences."
Another inspiring history of black Civil War soldiers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"That would be a surprising future indeed, and Ash (History of the Present, 2000, etc.) makes a good case for why it, too, should not be considered chimerical."
Americans are from Mars, Europeans from Venus, so goes the current right-wing formulation. But, warns British journalist/historian Ash, beware the attendant bigotry: "If we hear a voice generalizing angrily about ‘the Americans' or ‘the Europeans,' the disease is close." Read full book review >