Search Results: "Lola M. Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE DOVES DISAPPEARED by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"Fascinating material that's marred by the lack of an angle or perspective."
The lives of three Estonians reflect their country's ordeal during and after World War II in the latest novel by this Finnish-Estonian author (Purge, 2010).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT BACK LITERATURE SOCIETY by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Has some Twin Peaks moments even if it tries a little too hard. Still, read with all the lights on!"
"Secret members, stolen notebooks, pilfered writing ideas—it was all so ridiculous!" So rages Jääskeläinen's exasperated heroine, and she does have a point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURGE by Sofi Oksanen
by Sofi Oksanen, translated by Lola Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A family history like many family histories—neither pretty, victimless or straightforward."
Two refugees of Estonia's Soviet occupation collide with one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CORE OF THE SUN by Johanna Sinisalo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Written with wit and grace—Sinisalo describes depression as 'a smooth-walled cavity, an open, echoing cave with a darkness living in it deeper than the space between the stars'—the novel maintains an impressive grasp on plot and suspense, easily luring the reader into taking its characters, politics, and striking story to heart."
Finnish author Sinisalo (The Blood of Angels, 2014, etc.) creates a dystopian near-future Finland where women are subjugated to the demands of men by a chilling system of law and eugenics, all in the name of promoting a placid, healthy, and successful society.Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF ANGELS by Johanna Sinisalo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"At its best, Sinisalo's novel engages in a fierce discussion of ecological choices while also imagining an unusually picturesque, Orpheus-tinged search for love beyond death."
A new novel by Finnish author Sinisalo (Birdbrain, 2011, etc.) uses harrowing ecological collapse and an idyllic parallel world to examine both the possibility of global disaster and one man's surreal, life-altering experience of grief.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Rosa Liksom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An unsettling, politically charged parable about the proletariat's Soviet Union on the eve of dissolution."
Two people are stuck together on a train in a despondent land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ISLAND GROWS by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Introduce this science topic to readers capable of taking in greater detail. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A volcano forms under the ocean, erupts to form land, erodes and acquires flora, fauna and eventually human population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAMP CHOMP by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The illustrations invite children to take their time finding animals and figuring out their activities; the text would sparkle equally if the author had played more with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
The names of several animals that might inhabit a cypress swamp, along with a plethora of verbs, adorn pages full of brightly colored animals, plants and water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE TOOTH by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"While this entry works well as a beginning easy reader, it will also be popular in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms as a read-aloud and will fit right in to story hours with dental themes. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Losing that first tiny tooth is a huge event in the life of a child, celebrated here in this beginning easy reader from the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"More whimsy than fact here—but by that measure, an agreeable-enough romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following Swamp Chomp (2014), Schaefer and Meisel explore animals in motion on the African savanna.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"In a market glutted with books for newbie brothers and sisters, this is one that stands apart. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The never-ceasing flow of new-baby books gets an imaginative jolt in this clever and creative title. Read full book review >