Search Results: "Jamie Bulloch"


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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE by Paulus Hochgatterer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Despite some beautifully written passages, Hochgatterer's (The Mattress House, 2012, etc.) short book has too many digressions and dead ends to be enlightening as philosophy or satisfying as a mystery."
The brutal murder of an old man in an Austrian village is one of many interlocking plot threads in this dense psychological mystery. Read full book review >

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CHATTERBOX JAMIE by Nancy Evans Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"A drama that many young ones will recognize as just their size. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jamie is full of questions at home; but when he starts nursery school, he clams up—totally. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY WE'LL TELL EACH OTHER EVERYTHING by Daniela Krien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Timed with the political and cultural momentum of East Germany's dissolution, this deceptively elegant story reveals great emotional and cultural upheaval."
Dense and descriptive, this debut coming-of-age tale is set against the fascinating background of German reunification. Read full book review >

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A VERY SPECIAL YEAR by Thomas Montasser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"While attempting to be whimsical and delightful, this tiny novel feels just a bit too precious and pleased with itself. In the end, it's not so special."
When Valerie's elderly aunt Charlotte goes missing, she must step in to take care of business at the old Ringelnatz & Co. bookstore. Read full book review >

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THE TASTE OF APPLE SEEDS by Katharina Hagena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Since much of the nuanced wit is perhaps lost in translation, what remains is a decorative but aimless family chronicle. Matriarch Bertha's decline is, however, viscerally felt and vividly detailed."
From German author Hagena, the story of a young German woman whose inheritance of her grandmother's house leads her to plumb her family's past. This book was an international best-seller. Read full book review >

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SCHLUMP by Hans Herbert Grimm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Not quite the equal of The Good Soldier Schweick but still a welcome contribution to the literature of the Great War and its discontents."
A lost classic of anti-war literature is revived in a fresh, vigorous translation. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF THE MOTHER AS A YOUNG WOMAN by Friedrich Christian Delius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"An intriguing blend of travelogue and love letter."
A German woman living in Rome during World War II falls under the spell of the Eternal City. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1993

"That secret, thanks to floods of genealogical detail, is both confusing and all too obvious; by taking Mitch out of the firmly detailed Vermont milieu of his debut (Land Kills, 1991), his creators have thinned out the atmosphere without providing a stronger plot."
Big-city reporter turned small-town journalism prof Mitch Stevens leaves Vermont for deepest Louisiana to wind up the affairs of his late mentor Tom Cantwell—and to continue research on a book Tom had been planning about Major Thomas Clay Washburn, hanged as a spy for his plan to liberate Confederate officers from a northern prison. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMIE SAW by Carolyn Coman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"It's a profound characterization and a remarkable achievement in a book about ordinary people trying to put their lives in order. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An extremely intimate narrative about Jamie, nine, that opens in the middle of a traumatic scene-his mother's lover throws Jamie's baby half-sister across the room, and his mother catches her and then closely follows the state of the boy's soul as he, his mother, and the baby move out of the house and into a trailer on top of a mountain. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JAMIE BRIDGER by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1995

"A solid plot, strong characterizations, and the unexpected ending makes this a page-turner and a half. (Fiction. 12+)"
A suspenseful story about a feisty teen who insists on finding her roots in the face of adult duplicity and obstinacy. Read full book review >

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JAMIE AND ANGUS TOGETHER by Anne Fine
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"With language suitable for good second-grade readers as well as a younger audience, these stories can stand on their own or lead readers and listeners back to the first volume. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Six self-contained chapters illustrate the strong friendship between nursery-school-aged Jamie and his stuffed Highland bull, Angus. Read full book review >