Search Results: "Katinka van der Merwe"


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TAMING THE BEAST by Katinka van der Merwe
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A useful guidebook on fibromyalgia that encourages sufferers to explore nontraditional treatments."
A chiropractic physician offers a holistic approach to understanding and managing fibromyalgia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"The author's vivid details of South Africa's persistent racism, abject poverty, and continuing oppression are undermined by unnecessary repetition."
Unraveling a web of evidence in a notorious murder. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Teens interested in any and all aspects of a career in dance will find useful and entertaining information here. (resources, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
From ballet to Broadway and from Hollywood to hip-hop: a how-to. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

A well-rounded account of the bitter WW II battles in which the US, at no small cost, put paid to Japan's Pacific ambitions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1992

"The message is heartfelt, but the antique flavor of van der Post's reasoning and his simplistic tenets about illness overwhelm all that is fresh and moving here."
An autobiographical musing on mortality, suffering, and modern life from octogenarian van der Post, in which his often naive ponderings are relieved by vivid references to his beloved Kalahari and its Bushmen, still his true mÇtier. Read full book review >

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS by Marita van der Vyver
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Mixing honest prose and literary allusion with dreams and politics, van der Vyver has written a funny, intelligent, and inventive novel."
This Afrikaans debut novel, which became a bestseller and garnered South Africa's biggest literary prize, tells a modern-day fairy tale with an irreverent, feminist twist. Read full book review >

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POUNDING THE PAVEMENT by Jennifer van der Kwast
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Well-intentioned though lackluster first novel."
Job trouble, love trouble and a 20-something heroine—sounds like another stroll down chick-lit lane. Read full book review >

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THE TRAP by Rink van der Velde
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

The Trap ($22.00; Feb. 1997; 147 pp.; 1-877946-80-X): The first English translation of a spare and disturbing 1966 novel, set in the Netherlands during the German occupation in WW II. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER RABBIT by Maranke Rinck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An idyllic picture, with a subtle bit of subtext for discussion if desired. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In search of his missing companion, a rabbit has to travel a long way and even face a dragon. Read full book review >

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THE PICK AND SHOP MARKETPLACE by Ron Van der Meer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This three- dimensional paper stage is sure to inspire lessons in math and object-naming, as well as some plain old pretend. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
The Pick And Shop Marketplace ($19.99; Oct. 1, 1996; 4 pp.; 0-679-87476-3): The four pages of this ``book'' are actually four panels that become the backdrop for a pretend shopping spree. Read full book review >