Search Results: "Jamie Bulloch"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >

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BUNNY VS. MONKEY by Jamie Smart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"More fun—and silliness—than a barrel of monkeys. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A gentle rabbit and his forest friends are thrown into upheaval when a mischievous monkey moves into their home. Read full book review >

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TEMPLE BOYS by Jamie Buxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"One part nihilist political commentary, one part grimly modernist retelling, for readers willing to see Jesus in a distinctly unholy light. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sneaky beggar child enters the circle of Yeshua of Gilgal in the six days surrounding the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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CUT OFF by Jamie Bastedo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A first-rate adventure with a powerful message. (author Q&A) (Fiction. 12-17)"
A teen classical guitar prodigy finds new fame as an Internet blogger until cyberaddiction nearly kills him in this coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SISTER by Jamie Kain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A haunting, dark and at times harshly beautiful exploration of the scars left by hurt and loss. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Everyone expected that cancer would end Sarah's life, not a fall to the sea from a foggy cliffside path in Marin County. Read full book review >

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THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."
Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together. Read full book review >