Search Results: "John Koenig"


BOOK REVIEW

DANUTA by John Koenig
Released: Jan. 26, 2013

"A fine World War II-era historical novel that breathes life into a long-gone era with its timeless characters and exciting conflicts."
In an inspiring novel of survival, a young Polish girl experiences marriage and motherhood in a time of war. Read full book review >

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BRIDES OF BLOOD by Joseph Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"An absorbing mystery, incandescent action, and an Iran locked in nightmare: Salman Rushdie would love this novel."
A Gorky Park-style thriller that's truly frightening—because it's set in today's Iran, which in Koenig's expert hands (Smuggler's Notch, 1988, etc.) unfolds as a modern-day Bedlam run by Muslim fanatics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"German-American equestrians, full charge; all others may safely pass."
Convoluted tale of an American-born doctor who attempted to sabotage the U.S. effort against Germany in World War I. Read full book review >

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HELLO LIFE by Andrea Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gwen's inferiority complex sets up a barrier to reader sympathy, in a tale at times delightfully intractable, though by end a hard nut to crack."
Cantankerous narrative of a girl in the logging country of the Pacific Northwest who chooses a tough way to deal with the death of her mother. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Andrea Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"A nice debut that takes its time getting going, but it does win you over."
Somewhat muted but eventually affecting debut narrated by its 14-year-old protagonist, a pregnant orphan too stubborn to abort her baby or to follow rules laid down by grownups. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of illustrative stories collected by Koenig makes this a highly readable summary of current research on the place of religion in health."
Despite the title, this is not about faith healers or miracle cures, but instead compiles scientific studies of the impact of religious life on physical and emotional health, interweaving these with a multitude of personal stories in support of research findings. Read full book review >

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REALLY THE BLUES by Joseph Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Grounding his subtle and complex thriller in rewardingly nuanced characters, Koenig (False Negative, 2012, etc.) creates an atmospheric world and delivers a series of satisfying surprises."
A sweet gig at a Paris jazz club gets bollixed up when the drummer and his gal commit suicide...or was it murder? Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF NOWHERE by Minerva Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Koenig's second is a breathless dash from start to finish. Tough, prickly Julia is a noir heroine sure to take a prominent place among female detectives."
A woman with a rough past and an iffy future fights inner and outer demons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Most of the retellings are flat and rushed, with the longer epochs compacted into bare synopses. (Folklore. 9-13)"
The uneven quality of the storytelling in this decoratively illustrated collection, as well as the stories chosen, make it more of a mixed bag than a treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1992

``Cognitive neuroscience'' is the name of the game, which Harvard psychologist Kosslyn and Univ. of Geneva colleague Koenig equate to ``wet mind.'' The ``wet'' alludes to understanding how the brain really works (equating brain function to mind), and not, as with ``dry mind,'' to designing computers or models of artificial intelligence to perform visual perception or reasoning tasks. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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