Search Results: "Kari Dickson"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS MINE by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2006

"Based on a true Norwegian murder case, Holt's work is cerebral, complicated and immensely rewarding."
A savvy, sharply delineated suspense novel from Norwegian crime author Holt delves into the haunting motivation of a child-abductor. Read full book review >

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KNOTS by Gunnhild Øyehaug
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A near-perfect collection about the knots we tie ourselves into and the countless ways we intertwine in the pursuit of sex, love, compassion, and family."
Formally playful, poignant, understated, and often acutely funny, Øyehaug's English-language debut teems with humanity. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNED BOY by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Minimalist but compelling work from the author who seems to have inherited the late Ruth Rendell's gift of spinning the darkest complications out of what might seem like nothing at all."
Norway's Inspector Konrad Sejer, back from his hiatus (I Can See in the Dark, 2014, etc.) and feeling his mortality more acutely than ever, leads the inquiry into the death of a toddler with Down syndrome.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A breathtaking masterpiece. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A young boy, grieving and unable to sleep, climbs into his father's steady arms to find warmth and reassurance in this luminous story about loss, love and healing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO SOLDIERS by Anders Roslund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A bleak but gripping tale of a teen gang running amok."
A Stockholm suburb is being terrorized by a teenage gang's calculated reign of firebombings and burglaries. After a beaten female cop is left to die in the trunk of an abandoned car, DCI Ewert Grens will break all the rules in his effort to nab the perpetrators. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF A BROKEN NOSE by Arne Svingen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lovely and profound. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A boy in a small Norwegian city comes into his own socially and artistically in this import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Can literature make peace? Judging by this book of interviews and profiles, it's not likely, at least not in that region."
Can writers put an end to war, or at least lessen ethnic and international strife? Read full book review >

BLOG POST

GUNNHILD ØYEHAUG
by J.W. Bonner

Stylistic knottiness (and human naughtiness) abound in the intricacies of Norwegian writer Gunnhild Øyehaug’s debut English-language collection of stories, Knots. Øyehaug  has written a collection of fabulous fable-like missives from our current age of human anxieties. The style mirrors, in many ways, the behavior of human beings: as Øyehaug  remarks, “I’m interested in the intertwining of language at the sentence ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SPUTNIK by Paul Dickson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"An excellent treatment of one of the early chapters of the Cold War."
The devastating impact of a Soviet satellite on the American public in the '50s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL VEECK by Paul Dickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Veeck is not as well remembered as he should be. Dickson's book is a skillful corrective."
Dickson (The Unwritten Rules of Baseball, 2009, etc.) delivers an engaging biography of Bill Veeck (1914-1986), an innovative, irascible and progressive gadfly within the staid world of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKY by Kari Rust
by Kari Rust, illustrated by Kari Rust
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Rich images and a lovable dog make up for the slightly cloying message in this promising debut. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dog and his man find redemption in this old-time cinema-style picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOCKS by Irene Dickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Like Ruby, Benji, and Guy, readers will want to share Blocks! (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cleverly simple book builds skills as well as towers. Read full book review >