Search Results: "Jan Costin Wagner"


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SILENCE by Jan Costin Wagner
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"What is it about those Scandinavians? Though Wagner's cops get along equably enough, there's precious little oxygen between the other characters, who seem to be carrying all the torment his striking debut reserved for the hero."
Now widowed of the beloved helpmeet who was dying in Ice Moon (2007), detective Kimmo Joentaa, of the Turko CID, grapples with a second, equally chilling case. Read full book review >

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ICE MOON by Jan Costin Wagner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A stylish and creepy mystery, expertly paced."
In this first English translation from an acclaimed German author, a Finnish detective grapples with grief while hunting for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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WAGNER by Michael Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There is no question that Tanner, by fair means as well as foul, celebrates Wagner's power to achieve that."
Tanner, a Cambridge philosopher and opera critic for the Spectator, offers analyses of the plots of Wagner's operas, the intellectual themes projected by them, and an evaluation of the music that is (for most of us) their justification. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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WAGNER NIGHTS by Joseph Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A work of engrossing scholarship about an important, unjustly ignored slice of our artistic past."
An expert blend of musical and social history, illuminating one of the cultural cores of America's ``Gilded Age.'' In the 1880s, as accurately depicted in Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, the upper echelons of New York society flocked to Faust (a scene carefully retained in Martin Scorsese's recent film version). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"An epic pieced together with rare authenticity."
Carr (Mahler, 1997, etc.) captures a vast sweep of European history as he traces the lives of the legendary German composer and his heirs. Read full book review >

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WINIFRED WAGNER by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"A unique perspective on the Wagners, centered on the clan's most controversial member and most tumultuous period."
Austrian historian Hamann (Hitler's Vienna, 1999) tells the story of a British-born woman who married into Germany's legendary musical family and befriended the leader of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The authors (members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research) divulge little, however, in their hagiography about how Wagner changed the game, or vice versa."
A baseball story too good to be true, written in a style that makes it seem even less probable. Read full book review >

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PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Kids who love listening to Kevin Henkes's books about Lily and her friends will enjoy reading this one themselves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Poor Wagner—he is having a rough day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Thielemann's revelations about the complexities of conducting are likely to enhance any music lover's listening experiences."
A renowned conductor shares insights into the powerful works of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Read full book review >

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PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Teachers in the lower elementary grades might use this as a read-aloud before science-fair season, and Pearl and Wagner seem destined to explore other curriculum areas in future volumes as their friendship continues. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse are best friends in this funny school-themed easy reader that focuses on science fair projects. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >