Search Results: "Katarina Emilie Tucker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TORSO by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Though they take dietary issues much more seriously than their U.S. counterparts—Irene is married to a master chef—these brisk, professional and entertaining Scandinavians would feel right at home in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct."
The eponymous heroine of Tursten's debut mystery, Detective Inspector Huss (2003), and her beset colleagues of the Goteborg Violent Crimes Unit are up to their necks in mutilated corpses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN GIRL by Monika Fagerholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"A genuinely gripping, if demanding novel, the first of an announced two-volume work. Many readers will eagerly await this richly imagined story's continuation."
The death by drowning of the eponymous female during a visit to Finland in 1969 stirs up waves that flow through several lives for years thereafter, in this third novel from the popular European author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENNY & SHRIMP by Katarina Mazetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2009

"An offbeat, bittersweet, moderately engaging little fable."
Boy meets girl among the headstones in Mazetti's quirky debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"An enjoyable slice of Americana, but lacks total emotional truth."
This engaging-if not compelling-memoir follows the life of an American girl from the Great Depression to 9/11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE VASE by Katarina Jovanovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Bullying is a hot topic, so this average effort joins an already crowded field. (Fiction. 7-11)"
After she accidentally breaks what she believes to be a valuable vase at the home of her babysitter, Sonia, a recent immigrant from Moldova, is blackmailed by the woman's granddaughter Marta, a classmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Between the book references and the idyllic setting, readers won't want to leave Broken Wheel, either."
In this sleepy charmer, a Swedish bookseller finds friendship, love, and more books in the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING HAS GOAT EARS by Katarina Jovanovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sadly, there is no source note. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Jovanovic's debut adapts a Serbian variant of a King Midas story, placing the emphasis on acceptance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO KISS FOR GRANDPA by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"A piquant tale that will strike a chord with readers on both sides of the age divide. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a wry tale of toddlerhood, young Louie, firmly engrossed in his own world, has a hard time aligning his wants in accordance with other's desires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YEAR ROUND by Emilie Leduc
by Emilie Leduc, illustrated by Emilie Leduc, translated by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Joyful and sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A celebration of the joys brought by each month of the year as seen through the eyes of a young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY'S GOLD by Emilie Christie Burack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Despite thin spots, Burack's story moves at an engaging clip with enough thrills and historical detail to please many readers. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A Scottish lad flees his home in pursuit of treasure that promises to relieve his family's penury forever. Read full book review >