Search Results: "Karin Altenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND OF WINGS by Karin Altenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"In this winning debut, Altenberg, a trained archaeologist, brings a subtle voice to this odd bit of history, in which faith and marriage are no match for isolation."
A fictionalized account of 19th-century Scotsman Neil MacKenzie as he and his wife convert the natives of St. Kilda. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS by Mårten Sandén
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thought-provoking read that will linger long after the last page. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Family dysfunction receives mystical resolution in this Swedish import by Astrid Lindgren winner Sandén. Read full book review >

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STAR GIRL by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Warm and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little girl keep her favorite star? Read full book review >

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IMMI'S GIFT by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The illustrator's skillful painting and the softness of her expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale about the power of receiving—and of giving in return. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Immi is alone in her icy, white world. Read full book review >

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BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite a style that's much flatter than its setting, Salvalaggio's debut deftly intertwines a town without a future and citizens without hope, people in need and people who need to be needed, and a new murder that brings closure to four unsolved cases."
A fragile child-woman witnesses her long-lost mother's murder in the Montana woods behind her isolated house. Read full book review >

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FRACTURED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The trail leads to a pair of nasty perps Slaughter has barely paid attention to before and a messy, improbable reconstruction of the crime. But fans swept up in the story's relentless drive won't even notice these problems till they've turned the last page with a deep sigh of relief."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Will Trent (Triptych, 2006) tracks the monster—more likely, the pair of monsters—who raped and killed one teenage girl and abducted another. Read full book review >

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DOLLAR DAZE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweet and amusing tale of romance and lust for the older crowd."
The love bug has bitten the Bottom Dollar Girls. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Abating the Shock and Awe forensics that made Sara and Lena's first four cases (Indelible, 2004, etc.) so unforgettable, Slaughter turns a compassionate eye on a brace of female victims and still manages to come across as the toughest cookie in Georgia."
A chilling discovery in an unmarked grave leads Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton and Detective Lena Adams to an evangelical family even more dysfunctional than theirs. Read full book review >

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TELEGRAMS OF THE SOUL by Peter Altenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2005

"Winning expressions of pleasure, at once lyrical, incisive and funny."
Short prose pieces by a Viennese eccentric gifted with the lost art of high sentimentality. Read full book review >

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THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A gorgeously sweeping tale of the transcendence of love."
As World War II looms, three young people face internment, violence, and shattered futures. Read full book review >

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PRETTY GIRLS by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Slaughter (Cop Town, 2014, etc.) is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that she makes most of her high-wire competition look pallid, formulaic, or just plain fake."
Twenty-four years after a traumatic disappearance tore a Georgia family apart, Slaughter's scorching stand-alone picks them up and shreds them all over again. Read full book review >