Search Results: "Jan Guillou"


BOOK REVIEW

ENEMY'S ENEMY by Jan Guillou
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"This is the way the contemporary espionage novel ought to be written: wide-ranging, smart, and immensely resourceful in ringing the changes on cold war spy clichÇs."
As writers from le CarrÇ on down struggle to retool their spymasters for the glasnost era, Sweden's bestselling novelist shows that he may have been managing the trick for years, as his seventh novel (and first US publication) presents his freewheeling agent Carl Hamilton juggling more roles than James Bond ever imagined. 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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THE TEMPLAR KNIGHT by Jan Guillou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A fine second volume in an original trilogy."
The second installment of the Crusades Trilogy by Swedish author Guillou (The Road to Jerusalem, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM by Jan Guillou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

A young boy grows to manhood in medieval Sweden in the first volume of The Crusades Trilogy, the second of Guillou's many Swedish novels to be published in the United States (Enemy's Enemy, 1993). 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 >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

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SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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MEANT TO BE by Rita Coburn Whack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Well-written though oft-told, and interrupted much too often by a confused spirituality."
Jan Campbell is an excellent student and devoted churchgoer—until she scandalizes the Baptist congregation by saying "nobody should hold a child back from God. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Not quite just right but sure to please Brett's fans. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More "The Three Bears" than "The Little Mermaid," Brett's latest picture book was inspired by her visits to Okinawa and the New England Aquarium, where she encountered the Pacific octopus. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Fans of Brett's intricately detailed illustration style will find this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Brett's Gingerbread Baby skips in for his third story, this time celebrating Christmas in a Swiss Alpine village setting with a band of anthropomorphic gingerbread instruments. Read full book review >

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WHAT IF YOU MET A COWBOY? by Jan Adkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2014

"As Wild Bill Hickok 'says' in his blurb: 'Factual as far as it goes.' (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Following other books in the What if You Met…(a Pirate, 2004; a Knight, 2006) series, this title somewhat less successfully tackles the subject of cowboys. Read full book review >