Search Results: "Kerstin Lieff"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A truly surprising denouement caps a well-told postwar account."
A daughter turns her German mother's harrowing memories of living through the liberation of Berlin into a moving insider's account of the time. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS AREN'T REAL by Kerstin Schoene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A lightweight fear-dispeller, without the gun violence that now makes Mercer Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (1968) so discomfiting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Beaten down by a ubiquitous chorus of denials (see title), a monster suffers an existential crisis. Read full book review >

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A MOUNTAIN OF FRIENDS by Kerstin Schoene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2014

"This darling story that celebrates love, friendship and perseverance is a thoroughgoing delight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A charming picture book about the lengths friends will go to for one another. Read full book review >

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BLACKWATER by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Not for the impatient or fainthearted: a dour study of murder as the logical outgrowth of simmering, all-consuming rage."
Swedish writer Ekman, author of 17 novels, debuts in English with this prizewinning thriller: a literary crime story for readers who thought Peter Heg's Smilla's Sense of Snow was too upbeat. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SNOW by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Irresistible: Save this one for a wintry night by the fireside."
Another engrossing literary thriller from the eminent Swedish novelist whose books in English translation (Witches' Rings, p. 1549, etc.) seem to be the most warmly welcomed Scandinavian fiction since Peter Heg's Smilla's Sense of Snow. Read full book review >

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DREAM ON by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"A somewhat disappointing, lackluster sequel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In Book 2 of the Silver Trilogy, contemporary teen Liv Silver continues visiting dreams, juggling her first romance, and adjusting to her new life in London. Read full book review >

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WITCHES' RINGS by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1997

"It's wonderful stuff."
An early (1974) novel, the first of a tetralogy, by the well- known Swedish author of Blackwater (1996) and other fiction not yet translated. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Preachy, it doesn't hold a candle to the slimmer Time Warp adventures. (history and math notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
At 12, studying for his bar mitzvah, Jason Cohen doesn't consider himself a kid anymore. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2002

This second volume (originally published in 1976) of Ekman's famous tetralogy (1974-83) about the coming of industrialism to late 19th-century Sweden focuses on the lives of three variously embattled women. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRE BLUE by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hopefully, all will be revealed in the Emerald Green finale.(Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this second volume of the Ruby Red Trilogy, 16-year-old Gwen continues her time-traveling adventures as the newest member of the Circle of Twelve. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS KNIGHT by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Droll fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After training his three sons in the manly arts of jousting, sword-fighting, and giving orders, the King decides to treat his young (motherless) daughter the same way. Read full book review >

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DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"While it's less compelling than her Ruby Red Trilogy, fans should enjoy Gier's latest chilling, unresolved tale of sinister dreams and budding romance. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
A teen who loves secrets finds herself in the dreams of four handsome guys at her posh London school in this first volume of the Silver Trilogy. Read full book review >