Search Results: "Ingrid Law"


BOOK REVIEW

INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it'll be well worth seeing. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken. Read full book review >

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INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

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LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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Chicago Law by Joseph A Garofalo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Mild lessons and anecdotes from a Chicago man who lifted himself from the middle class."
Worker's compensation lawyer Garofalo recounts his life and law practice in Chicago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Will appeal to fans of legal thrillers and stories of redemption."
With the assistance of Burke (co-author: The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, 2008), Hopwood delivers an unusual tale of punishment and redemption. Read full book review >

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JERSEY LAW by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"The dilemma is so authentic that it's sad to see how cheaply and easily Liebman lets his two heroes off the hook. Fuhgeddaboudit, but be sure to check back next time."
The two bottom-feeding South Jersey lawyers from Death by Rodrigo (2007) are at it again, their goal not so much to excel in court as to survive outside it. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."
If Britain suspected that a Boston bar harbored IRA terrorists, would it be justified in lobbing cruise missiles into the city? Canadian legal scholar Byers doesn't raise the question, but he achieves plenty of similar provocations in this lucid primer. Read full book review >

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NATURAL LAW by D.R. Schanker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Schanker is tough on sports 'ethics,' all right, but dissipates the tale's hard-boiled, smack-mouth nastiness with Lumsey's mushy center and an I Ching episode that seems to come from off the bench."
Big-boned Marion County, Indiana, Public Defender Nora Lumsey (A Criminal Appeal, 1998) wants to help Stormi Skye, a foul-mouthed, edgy-tempered prostitute and habitual druggie, get into rehab, but her more immediate concern is admitting to Harrison Police Department detective Luther Cox that she had a three-month affair with the area's freshest corpse—law professor James Barris, found shot and genitally mutilated in a cornfield. Read full book review >