Search Results: "Linn Ullmann"


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A BLESSED CHILD by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2008

"A novel of stark beauty that leaves moral issues tantalizingly open."
A novel about growing up, growing older and trying to find some accommodation with the past. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU SLEEP by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Density accrues in vivid, impressionistically recalled scenes, rather than in sophisticated plot devices, and the emotional acuity is highly original, and often absorbing. (Author tour)"
Norwegian author and critic Ullmann debuts with this intriguing, looping meditation on the history of the Blom family, told by young Karin in jagged, emotionally oblique prose. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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STELLA DESCENDING by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >

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THE COLD SONG by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"The author might be best known in this country as the daughter of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, but her accomplishment here merits more than recognition by association."
The fifth novel by an award-winning Norwegian author and critic deserves to win her a much larger stateside readership. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TAM LINN by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Philip Longson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
The captive knight's rescuer comes off as particularly fierce and courageous in this retelling of the old Scottish border ballad. Read full book review >

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DRAW THE LINE by Laurent Linn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"More defiant than its superhero's diaphanous costume portends. Bravo. (Fiction. 12-18)"
At the risk of revealing his closeted sexuality and artistic talent, a Texas wallflower combats small minds. Read full book review >

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BLACK JUDGES ON JUSTICE by Linn Washington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"This is an uneven but insightful series of observations that, though generally liberal, covers the political and geographic spectrum."
Washington, executive editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, conducted these interviews of black judges with the conviction that they would have an important and unique point of view of the judicial system. ``Teach'' vies with ``justice'' for the honor of most-used word in the book. Read full book review >

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AFGHANISTAN by Alex Ullmann
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"Some interesting social detail and a few funny escapades can hardly make up for a great deal of bagginess."
An editor for a glossy New York magazine, owned by a Russian ÇmigrÇ, gets entangled with the Russian's granddaughter and wayward son while acting out a case of travel-lust. Read full book review >

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"Vacation travelogue that, despite its pretension to social commentary, will make readers want to pack their bags."
Quaint traveler's tale attempting to masquerade as hard-hitting reportage on modern China. Read full book review >