Search Results: "Laura A. Wideburg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTMARE by Lars Kepler
Released: July 3, 2012

"Overall, less expertly told and deeply layered than a Henning Mankell yarn, less politically charged than a Stieg Larsson caper, and less well-written than any of Janwillem van de Wetering's procedurals down Holland way—but still a satisfying thriller."
Aren't Swedes supposed to be nice socialists? Not if they're arms dealers, the milieu of this latest whodunit by the Stockholm couple who writes as Lars Kepler (The Hypnotist, 2011). Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding. (Fiction. 12-adult)"
Fifteen-year-old Steffi Herrera feels the beat of jazz in her soul, but is that enough to sustain her against her classmates' relentless bullying? Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW IN THE WATER by Inger Frimansson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"A minutely detailed idyll simmering with apprehension that's very much a sequel to Good Night My Darling, which readers are strongly encouraged to read first."
More proof, if any were needed, that the oppressive darkness of Swedish crime fiction isn't limited to those long winter nights. Read full book review >

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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THE NAKED WOMEN by Inger Frimansson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Incongruous title aside, offbeat characters and taut, controlled prose make for a gripping read."
On a remote Swedish island, simmering tensions lead to murder, and the aftermath is even worse. Read full book review >

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Inside the Heart of a Glass Knight by Laura A. Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2010

"A heartfelt, sometimes-insightful collection bogged down by frequent clichés and repetition."
Introspective verse that explores the many facets of a young woman's experiences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >