Search Results: "Marie-Helene Bertino"


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2 A.M. AT THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Marie-Helene Bertino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While some will find this seasonal sweetness charming, others will find it maddeningly contrived."
Bertino, who won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection Safe as Houses (2012), aims to pull heartstrings in her first novel, which is set in Philadelphia and follows a cast of cute/quirky characters hour by hour as their lives converge two days before Christmas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2005

"An incredible tale told with intensity by two very lucky people."
Gripping account of journalist Garen's kidnapping in southern Iraq and his fiancée's efforts in the U.S. to secure his release. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Elegant and eloquent, and full of news from places about which we know too little."
A contemplative memoir of a privileged life in a poor place. Read full book review >

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A NEW ORCHID MYTH by Helene Pilibosian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A unique collection of verse with a sci-fi twist on the American dream."
In this imagery-drenchedcollection of poetry, Pilibosian (My Literary Profile, 2010, etc.) uses verse to tell the fantastical tale of two extraterrestrials who come to Earth to start a new life together. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"Two lessons: Don't discount a woman just because she's made of clay, and consider your wishes carefully should you find that magic lamp."
Can't we all just get along? Perhaps yes, if we're supernatural beings from one side or another of the Jewish-Arab divide. Read full book review >

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My Literary Profile: A Memoir by Helene Pilibosian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Ambitious amalgam of ethnic and personal history."
In this debut memoir, an Armenian-American woman details her family background, health issues, and literary education and craft. Read full book review >

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MADAME PRESIDENT by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A brisk chronicle of a strong-willed, tireless, and determined leader."
A celebratory biography of Africa's first female president and 2011 Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CALF by Helene Tursten
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Monstrous Sanna is well worth Irene's trouble, but the kitchen-sink financial intrigue and deus ex machina windup may tax fans' patience."
A fourth round of multiple homicides-cum-lesser felonies for DI Irene Huss and her colleagues and friends in Göteborg's Violent Crime Division (Night Rounds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHO WATCHETH  by Helene Tursten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Proficient, unexceptionable work for readers who haven't had enough of self-righteous serial killers targeting helpless women beneath Nordic skies."
Göteborg's Violent Crimes Unit sets its sights on a killer who takes an unusually retributive view toward sins of the flesh. Read full book review >

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THESE GENTLE WOUNDS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2014

"Though competently enough written, it fails to distinguish itself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The sole survivor of an incident in which his mother drove herself and four children into a river, high school sophomore Gordie copes with the aftereffects of trauma. Read full book review >