Search Results: "Maria Lundin"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSA GOES TO DAYCARE by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Best for established fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Swedish duo that produced the popular Sam books team up for their third book featuring the mischievous and appealing bullterrier Rosa (Rosa Moves to Town, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEATH BOOK by Pernilla Stalfelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

An unsentimental but misguided rumination on death, illustrated with simple ink and colored-pencil line drawings of deceased pets and people—nearly all of the latter naked and, plainly, male. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >

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OUT OF NOWHERE by Maria Padian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An encouraging, if incomplete, tale of high school sports in the melting pot. (Fiction. 13-16)"
When Somali refugees move to his Maine town, a soccer captain matures in this Chris Crutcher-reminiscent drama based on a true event. Read full book review >

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ALMOST FOREVER by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A tour de force. (Fiction/Poetry. 8-12)"
Each of these chapters is a poem, and together they take a six-year-old-girl on a journey from Christmas 1967 when her father first gets his orders for Vietnam, to February of 1969, when he comes home. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN AN IVORY TOWER by Maria Hudgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"Although she provides no serious competition to Oxford masters Dorothy L. Sayers or Colin Dexter, Hudgins (Death of a Second Wife, 2012, etc.) provides piquant dashes of local color and enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing."
A visiting American finds the mystique of Oxford marred by murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAMSTER IN SPACE by Maria Carvalho
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A repetitious children's book that's ultimately saved by its sharp understanding of kids' wacky sense of humor."
An elementary school class's hamster winds up in outer space in this debut children's book that may surprise and delight early readers. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A SECOND WIFE by Maria Hudgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2012

"To the series' usual attractive locations seasoned with a dash of history, Hudgins adds a mystery with an intriguing group of suspects."
A wedding party gathers on a remote Swiss mountaintop, where the uninvited guest is murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM THE KITCHEN OF HALF TRUTH by Maria Goodin
Released: April 9, 2013

"Somewhat enjoyable."
Goodin's debut about a woman who prefers to look at the world through rose-colored glasses and a daughter who views everything in terms of black and white blends humor and inspiration but may leave some readers feeling half-full. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS ONE IS MINE by Maria Semple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2008

"Clearly smart and talented, Semple never satisfactorily accomplishes the difficult task of balancing nasty comedy and romantic uplift."
Former television comedy writer Semple offers a semi-satirical, funny-sad romance about a spoiled Hollywood wife, a former television writer, who considers risking all for a wholly inappropriate affair with a sleazy musician. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPEN WATER by Maria Flook
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"Some startling scenes and enchanting writing, but Flook's depiction of feeble psyches and unending despair ultimately anesthetizes the reader."
As in Flook's first novel (Family Night, 1993), a dark, strong start lapses into weary complacency as the characters' weaknesses prove insurmountable and addictions to drugs, sex, and loss become their guiding lights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SISTER LIFE by Maria Flook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 1998

"Flook's book should sing with pain, but it's strangely flat, if skillfully written—the reflections of her reflections, minus the power of myth."
A retelling of the lives of two sisters, separated as young teenagers when each was caught in an undertow of drugs, prostitution, and mental institutions. Read full book review >