Search Results: "Jonathan Aitken"


BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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KARATE CHOP by Dorthe Nors
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"These amuse-bouches are a fine introduction to the author's work."
The first English publication of this Danish author of five novels consists of 15 oblique, very short stories, many of them about isolated people struggling to connect. Read full book review >

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THIS SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN THE PRESENT TENSE by Helle Helle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A sort of realism that is at once technically stringent and mordantly amusing."
The English-language debut of one of Denmark's most esteemed—and most popular—authors. Read full book review >

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A VISIT HOME by Will Aitken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 1993

"Occasionally too much is telegraphed too soon, but Aitken's novel, articulate and impressive, handles a controversial issue engagingly while mostly staying away from therapeutic jargon or easy answers."
A careful, well-made chronicle of a man's attempt to dredge up childhood abuse and of his later confrontation with his father. Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Janne Teller
FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Gorgeously lyrical, as abetted by Aitken's translation, and dreadfully bleak. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The seventh graders of Tæring School are much like any others, until Pierre Anthon has an existential crisis, climbs a tree and refuses to come back to school. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF HALLAND by Pia Juul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Quietly compelling."
In this slim novel, Danish author Juul's first to be translated into English, the conceits of crime fiction frame a lonely woman's disorienting struggle with loss and the treacheries of navigating emotional relationships. Read full book review >

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PROPHETS OF ETERNAL FJORD by Kim Leine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2015

"A boreal classic in the making, brooding and memorable, reminiscent of James Houston's great novel The White Dawn in its narrative sweep and evocation of an unforgiving land."
A pensive, provocative, altogether extraordinary novel of a small-scale clash of cultures and its tragic consequences. Read full book review >

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ONE OF US IS SLEEPING by Josefine Klougart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Klougart delivers a sustained meditation on love, loss, and alienation."
A young writer returns to her childhood home, where her mother is dying of cancer, to recover from a failed love affair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Raise the roof for this picture book. It's something special. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bean sets aside the urban setting of his Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, At Night (2007), in this homage to his back-to-the-land parents, who built his childhood home in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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DON'T COPY ME! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Young children acquainted with the pleasure of conspiring to annoy an older child and those who've suffered the indignity of being made fun of will enjoy seeing just who outsmarts whom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's Little Puffin, minding his own business and enjoying a walk when a trio of impish gull chicks turn up and start mimicking his every move. Read full book review >