Search Results: "Ingrid Mennen"


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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ONE ROUND MOON AND A STAR FOR ME by Ingrid Mennen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Warmhearted and appealing; it might be wise, in sharing this, to discuss (especially with adoptees) other bases for parent-child bonding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Enriched by an African setting, the familiar theme of reassuring a child about his secure place in the family after a new baby is born. 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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SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA by Ingrid Mennen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A salutary glimpse of life's similarities in South Africa. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ashraf lives in Africa, but not in the stereotypical place with lions, crocodiles, or zebras; his home (like the authors' and illustrator's) is Cape Town, depicted here as much like any big city, though there are some unusual things for sale and the unique music of Africa can be heard in the streets. 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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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

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TERRAPIN COVE by Ingrid Lynch
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"More a collection of stories than a novel, but admirable characters and an ample supply of spine-tingling moments leave an indelible impression."
A historical thriller from debut author Lynch about a vicious murder that serves as the catalyst for a decadeslong family curse. Read full book review >

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THIEF GIRL by Ingrid Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A brisk tale with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
"Bad choice, good choice always come back—like ghosts." Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

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DUPLICITY by Ingrid Thoft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Even if pacing and plausibility are still a problem for Thoft (Brutality, 2015, etc.), the renegade protagonist triumphs over her creator's occasional misjudgment."
A Boston-based private eye returns for a fourth whirl when she infiltrates a megachurch. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"Thoft (Loyalty, 2013) doesn't hold back on her gutsy detective's flaws or on irrelevant side trips. But Fina's second outing is a mostly enjoyable roller-coaster tour of the rapidly changing world of assisted reproduction."
A free-wheeling Boston private eye learns the unintended consequences of charitable donations. Read full book review >

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VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A good idea that needs better delivery. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
This debut introduces readers to Norse mythology, apparently still operating in modern times. Read full book review >