Search Results: "Margriet de Moor"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRST GRAY, THEN WHITE, THEN BLUE by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2001

"A brilliant debut."
This taut first novel (originally published in 1990) by the Dutch author of The Virtuoso is a "Laura"-like mystery about the buried past of Magda Rezkova, a troubled Czech woman presumably murdered by her husband Robert Noort, an industrial executive and frustrated artist. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2010

"It's hard to resist using the word 'symphonic' to describe this exquisitely composed, piercingly moving story. De Moor continues to scale increasingly impressive heights."
This fifth translated novel from the Dutch classical singer-turned-novelist (The Kreutzer Sonata, 2005, etc.) offers a moving dramatization of a historical catastrophe which bears disturbing resemblances to recent global occurrences. Read full book review >

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DUKE OF EGYPT by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Once again, de Moor offers an enchantingly original novel. She's getting better with every book."
From the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (First Gray, Then White, Then Blue, p. 979, etc.), a richly imagined, subtly constructed exploration of an unusual fictional subject: Europe's gypsy populations and their adversarial relationships with settled societies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KREUTZER SONATA by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"De Moor is rapidly becoming one of the world's finest novelists."
A troubled union of two artistic temperaments feels "the powerful effects of music on our emotions," in an elegant short novel from the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (Duke of Egypt, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The picture-book equivalent of 'It's a Small World.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Third in a series of informational picture books for preschoolers and early-elementary readers about children around the world (Families Around the World, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"One of the more unusual books about libraries, this may also get kids thinking about children in other countries in a way that the series books never do. (world map) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In the U.S., we have bookmobiles and we've heard about horses used in hilly terrain, but in Thailand, elephants carry books and special metal slates so that children in rural villages can lean to read and write. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON TRAILS by Robert Moor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"With side trips to areas scarcely visited before, this is a fine guide to places with better views of the world."
A sagacious walker and writer guides us on a new journey of discovery, a different kind of road trip about roads themselves and what they mean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ALPHABED by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This tortuous bedtime search for a missing animal is one to miss. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a young child is tucked under her animal quilt, she realizes that one of the animals is missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEPHANT KEEPER by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A moving and unforgettable true story of one worthwhile effort to counter humans' negative impact on wildlife. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
This picture book offers a fresh perspective on Earth's largest land mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY BACKYARD by Margriet Ruurs
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists' and young naturalists' bookshelves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
At night, during the day and throughout all the seasons, a backyard is a wonderful place for spotting wildlife. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Limiting African representation to one rural group (the Maasai) is an unfortunate misstep, but this quick global trip can serve as a first look at the larger world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
This simple but inclusive informational picture book surveys many types of families. Read full book review >