Search Results: "Marianne Fritz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT OF THINGS by Marianne Fritz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"At times unwieldy but a harrowing book about the horrors of motherhood, jealousy, and war trauma."
In the first novel available in English by the late Austrian writer Fritz (1948-2007), a woman faces her dark past when friends visit her in a mental hospital. Read full book review >

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BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR by Jean Fritz
FICTION
Released: May 29, 1979

"Her jaunty tone is a shade forced at first when she is treating Ireland's love for stories and enthusiasm for the new religion of Christianity, but Brendan's story itself, with all its fabrications and uncertainties, is a natural for her characteristic informal approach, which hinges on not taking her material too seriously."
Fritz incorporates legend, speculation, and likely fact into her story of St. Read full book review >

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FIVE GERMANYS I HAVE KNOWN by Fritz Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"An expansive, eloquent fusion of 'memory and history' that examines the moral questions posed by the political and social upheavals of the last century."
Stern (Professor Emeritus/Columbia Univ.; Einstein's German World, 1999, etc.) traces 100 years of his homeland's history, at the same time telling the story of his coming-of-age as an intellectual and a citizen. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY TEXAS VALENTINE by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"No matter where your valentine is, skip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another holiday joins the publisher's series of state-specific books. 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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LESSONS FOR LIFE by Marianne Pickering
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

Published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, this title in the Our Human Family series seeks to explore the human quest for understanding, but it lacks clear definitions and the examples are often atypical or confusing. ``Every human culture has systems to guide the mental, physical, and moral growth of its members,'' states Pickering in her first book, and then describes how cultures around the world, grouped by geographic region (Europe and the Middle East fall under one chapter), provide academic, social, vocational, and personal education. Read full book review >

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SMOKE SCREEN by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Dido's third puzzle isn't really all that much, but what there is she solves charmingly."
A friend warns Dido Hoare, antiquarian bookseller and sometime sleuth (Ghost Walk, 1998, etc.) that the woman he refers to as Her Majesty means trouble. Read full book review >

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THREE MONKEYS by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Throughout it all, Macdonald struggles admirably but not always successfully to bridge the gap between the cozy circle of Dido's extended family, notable for the warmth between her and her father, and the sordid crimes she's stumbled onto this time."
The Christmas rush must wait while antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare (Die Once, 2003, etc.) is caught between a dismembered corpse and the London police. Read full book review >