Search Results: "Marianne Fredriksson"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMON'S FAMILY by Marianne Fredriksson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"At her best (that is, when not gently lecturing the reader), Fredriksson seems almost a Scandinavian R.F. Delderfield: a chronicler of ordinary lives whose judicious mingling of sentimentality and realism makes for absorbing and satisfying reading."
Simon's Family ($24.00; Oct.; 336 pp.; 0-345-43459-5). Read full book review >

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TWO WOMEN by Marianne Fredriksson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2001

"Fredriksson has the heart of a realist and the prose style of a bestselling romance writer: the combination is a commercially potent one, and Two Women will not disappoint this author's very considerable readership."
Subtitled "A Novel of Friendship," this third English translation of the popular Swedish author of Hanna's Daughters (1998) and Simon's Family (1999) explores the relationship between a Stockholm matron and a Chilean immigrant survivor, a victim of the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND COMPANY by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A charming book about the joy of sharing with friends, with the added benefit of reinforcing counting skills. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An adventurous little girl explores the natural world around her with her animal friends. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLESSINGS by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet but inessential offering for families who desire a bedtime story with a Christian theme. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A gentle bedtime story written as a prayer lists many reasons to be thankful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAMED by Marianne Curley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Anguished heartbreak and suppressed longing are bound to continue to spice up the history-hopping sword-and-sorcery, making the sequels an ongoing guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Swashbuckling time-travel plus soap-opera relationships make for a page-turning start to a promised trilogy. Read full book review >