Search Results: "John Van de Ruit"


BOOK REVIEW

SPUD--THE MADNESS CONTINUES... by John Van de Ruit
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Those who enjoyed the first will likely love this volume; others may well tire of a 14-year-old boy's second catalogue of his boarding-school experiences. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In the much-anticipated sequel to the surprise South African bestseller Spud (2007), John "Spud" Milton's tale of boarding-school life picks up with 14-year-old John ready for his next school year. Read full book review >

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SPUD by John Van de Ruit
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A bestseller in South Africa, it's likely to be a hit with American readers as well. (Fiction. 12+)"
If anyone's capable of portraying hell, it's John Milton. Read full book review >

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JUST A CORPSE AT TWILIGHT by Janwillem van de Wetering
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Less a mystery novel than a novel about mystery—as usual in this piquant, much-loved series."
In the seven years since Hard Rain (1987), Amsterdam cops Henk Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier have both left the force, Grijpstra to become a private eye, de Gier to lord it in splendid isolation over a rented island off the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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THE AMSTERDAM COPS by Janwillem van de Wetering
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The changes van de Wetering rings on the short-story formula do more than any other recent writer's work to inspire confidence in the form."
Since Adjutant Henk Grijpstra and Sgt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A dense and closely argued piece of work. Since van de Leur often proceeds by feel—many original scores are lost—his attributions will doubtless be richly provocative to jazz fans. (Inventory of scores, compositions, and works on record)"
Jazz musician and historian van de Leur subjects Billy Strayhorn's musical arrangements to deep scrutiny and credibly finds them original, undervalued, frequently misattributed, and tasting of the sublime. Read full book review >

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A Man Walks Into a Hardware Store by Bernie Van De Yacht
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An unassuming yet potent novel about the power and possibilities of personal transformation after traumatic events."
A careful, reclusive family man becomes unhinged after a chance meeting with an aggressive seductress. Read full book review >

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NOTES by Peter van de Kamp
Released: Oct. 2, 2000

"An insubstantial and unsatisfying first effort."
A slender, even slight, volume from literary scholar and biographer van de Kamp, an expert in Anglo-Irish and Dutch literatures, currently teaching at the Institute of Technology in Tralee. Read full book review >

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The Cancer Card by Karen Van de Water
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Reflective, upbeat, and hopeful; offers honest insight into the real trials and tribulations of a cancer patient as well as valuable advice for those facing treatment."
A lung cancer survivor offers hope for patients, families, and friends. Read full book review >

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OUR DREAMING MIND by Robert L. Van de Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For those eager to explore the land of dreams this is an amiable guide, with lots of leads on how to get more deeply involved; skeptics, however, will not be persuaded. (Book-of-the- Month alternate selection/Quality Paperback main selection)"
Despite its two-column, textbookish format, an unpedantic survey by a self-described ``dreamworker'' of how dreams have been regarded throughout history, with emphasis on the author's own experiences during 30 years of investigation into ``clear- seeing at night.'' The former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical School, Van de Castle (who will be featured in a Discovery Channel series, ``Dreams,'' in August) argues ardently and articulately that dreams are a proper subject of scientific research. Read full book review >

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FOR YOU AND NO ONE ELSE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The expressive black-ink drawings tell most of the story, and since the grass-green text easily fades into the background, one can't help but think of the spare power this might have had as a wordless work. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in the Netherlands, this gifty little number follows Buck, a kindhearted deer who happens upon a "curiosity"—a seven-leaf clover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sure to excite controversy, a strong indictment that turns over large stones and finds hellish serpents underneath."
An ugly true tale of pastoral wrongdoing by lapsed Catholic and accomplished reporter van der Zee (The Gate, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >