Search Results: "Jonas Jonasson"


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Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older."
A Swedish debut novel that will keep readers chuckling. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it."
A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden. Read full book review >

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YOSEMITE PEOPLE by Jonas Kulikauskas
NON-FICTION

"These well-curated images intriguingly reroute our way of seeing Yosemite's beauty by foregrounding the people that call it home for years or for a day."
In his debut, Kulikauskas offers a rich, complex collection of black-and-white photographs taken in Yosemite National Park. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH CLUE by Ann Jonas
by Ann Jonas, illustrated by Ann Jonas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"Another handsome and appealing book from this unusually innovative artist. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``What a terrible day,'' reads the diary, but ``at least they sang to me at school.'' What follows is a treasure-hunt ending, of course, in a birthday party; in this case, it's the clues along the way that intrigue: instructions spelled out in the grass, with clothes on a line, with a coiled jump rope or carefully laid sticks; to be read upside down or inside out, or by unscrambling an anagram or decoding a rebus—all imaginatively displayed in Jonas's clean, beautifully composed illustrations. Read full book review >

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NIGHTBLIND by Ragnar Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The plotting is rudimentary, but the final surprise carries a real shock; the excerpts from a 1982 diary pack a punch of their own; and of course the advent of the Icelandic winter is likely to chill hearts even below the Arctic Circle."
A second case looms for Ari Thór Arason, half the police force of the north Icelandic town of Siglufjördur, when the other half gets shot in an abandoned house. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Karlsson's deft jab at dead-end workplaces keeps you agreeably off-balance and eager for more of his work."
Could a banal office act as an incubator of madness? That's the question posed in this provocative fictional debut by a prominent Swedish actor. Read full book review >

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WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY  TALE by Jonas T. Bengtsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Is this the father's story or the son's? Bengtsson's ambivalence proves fatal, yielding a broken-backed narrative."
Dad knows best. Or does he? A boy's unconventional upbringing skews his worldview in this Danish author's third novel (but first U.S. publication). Read full book review >

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THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2016

"Initially confusing but ultimately moving and grimly funny."
In Stockholm, a young man's death forces his friends to consider their culpability. Read full book review >

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BIRD TALK by Ann Jonas
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's hard not to warble along, inspired by the riotous conversations in this comely book that is sure to have readers 'cheerily-cheer-up' with 'glug glug glee.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-688-14173-0 Jonas (Watch William Walk, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 3, 1989

One approaches a book on philanthropy guardedly. Read full book review >