Search Results: "Martin Aitken"


BOOK REVIEW

KARATE CHOP by Dorthe Nors
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"These amuse-bouches are a fine introduction to the author's work."
The first English publication of this Danish author of five novels consists of 15 oblique, very short stories, many of them about isolated people struggling to connect. Read full book review >

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ONE OF US IS SLEEPING by Josefine Klougart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Klougart delivers a sustained meditation on love, loss, and alienation."
A young writer returns to her childhood home, where her mother is dying of cancer, to recover from a failed love affair. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHED by Lotte Hammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Ridiculous coincidence aside, this Danish sleeping pill proves thin on story."
Scandinavian noir crime fiction continues to pile up the body count in this latest by the Danish Hammer siblings. Read full book review >

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THIS SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN THE PRESENT TENSE by Helle Helle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A sort of realism that is at once technically stringent and mordantly amusing."
The English-language debut of one of Denmark's most esteemed—and most popular—authors. Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Janne Teller
FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Gorgeously lyrical, as abetted by Aitken's translation, and dreadfully bleak. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The seventh graders of Tæring School are much like any others, until Pierre Anthon has an existential crisis, climbs a tree and refuses to come back to school. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF HALLAND by Pia Juul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Quietly compelling."
In this slim novel, Danish author Juul's first to be translated into English, the conceits of crime fiction frame a lonely woman's disorienting struggle with loss and the treacheries of navigating emotional relationships. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Hanne Ørstavik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A short, bleak, capably written book, ironically titled, icy cold to the core."
Prizewinning Norwegian Ørstavik (The Blue Room, 2014, etc.) follows the parallel courses of a single mother and her 8-year-old son during a night that moves unrelentingly toward tragedy. Read full book review >

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PROPHETS OF ETERNAL FJORD by Kim Leine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2015

"A boreal classic in the making, brooding and memorable, reminiscent of James Houston's great novel The White Dawn in its narrative sweep and evocation of an unforgiving land."
A pensive, provocative, altogether extraordinary novel of a small-scale clash of cultures and its tragic consequences. Read full book review >

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THE MARCO EFFECT by Jussi Adler-Olsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"If a scene works, Adler-Olsen never minds reprising it two or three times with minor variations. The result is a tale as big and sprawling as Carl's first four cases (The Purity of Vengeance, 2013, etc.) but more diffuse, more like a TV miniseries than a feature film."
A Danish banking scam whose tentacles extend to Cameroon spells trouble for Department Q's Carl Mørck and a young boy who gets caught in the crossfire. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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