Search Results: "Laura A. Wideburg"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2013

"The prose is sometimes sluggish and the recommendations perhaps quixotic, but the portrait of the university features stark lines and alarming colors."
How a large Midwestern state university (unnamed in this longitudinal study) does little to help young women move upward or outward from their working- and middle-class backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"History buffs and fans of forensic television shows will especially appreciate this exploration of one of the worst fires in American history. (author's note, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In 1944, 167 people died in a circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut; 59 of them were children under 10. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Life, Love, and Letting Go by Laura A. Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2008

"Impassioned; could be used in conjunction with a high school workshop on poetry or social justice."
Fisher (Inside the Heart of a Glass Knight, 2010) presents a wide range of themes—rape, slavery, discrimination, life on the mean streets, love, and friendship—in this bighearted smorgasbord of poetry. Read full book review >