Search Results: "Melissa Müller"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A miraculous journey of mother and son for whom music provided strength and nourishment."
The harrowing tale of a Czech concert pianist's survival at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Read full book review >

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WHO SHOULD MELISSA MARRY? by Doris Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But there's no denying that fashion writer Cassiday's moderately interesting son-of-Silhouette romance is easier to take than the telegraphic, wildly formulaic demises of the Robinses."
That publicity-surfing entrepreneur Bill Adler, who created and decimated the Robins family (Who Killed the Robins Family?, 1984, etc.), is at it again, this time with another contest novel. Read full book review >

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MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >

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PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While the complexity of color and composition mark this offering for older babies and toddlers, the sheer sweetness of Miss Mouse's expression makes this brief sojourn with her well worth the time. (1-3)"
"Miss Mouse has a skirt for dancing time / and a backpack for a mountain climb." Read full book review >

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FARLEY FARTS by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since Farley's distress is treated in a jokey way, he's more likely to get smirks than sympathy from readers; wave this off in favor of Shinta Cho's informative, amusing The Gas We Pass (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hard on the heels of Lisa Kopelke's Excuse Me! (2003) comes another tale of a frog with chronic digestive difficulties. Read full book review >

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REACH FOR THE MOON, LITTLE LION by Hildegard Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very small lion is made to feel even smaller and more insignificant when the leopard, hippopotamus, and crocodile bully him mercilessly. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING ON ONE LEG by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"With a cool, minimalist style that simulates alienation, this fictional bleakness is not an easy read, but even in its now-dated Cold War milieu, it dramatizes a fact that seems fundamentally human: that, somehow, everyone is alone."
The first English translation of an earlier work (published in 1992) from the acclaimed MÅller (The Land of Green Plums, 1996) is a profound story of dislocation: an exile from Romania struggles to find her bearings in Berlin just before the end of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MY OWN DEAR BROTHER by Holly Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Despite a soft landing at the end, this tough, unflinching novel illuminates the cost of war on those most closely affected."
Müller, who lives in Wales, adds to the recent spate of novels written about the German experience of World War II with her debut about a young Austrian girl forced to face the moral ambiguities war presents. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF GREEN PLUMS by Herta Müller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not a pretty picture by any means, but, still, a powerful, affecting story—one that makes clear the real value of small triumphs and fleeting moments of happiness when they occur in the context of deprivation and incalculable loss."
Young lives of quiet desperation under dictator Ceauescu are the poignant focus of Kleist Prizewinner MÅller's third novel but her first to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY! by Tilde Michels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Quiet, but refreshing as a summer breeze. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A childhood idyll from a well-known German author (Rabbit Spring, 1990). Read full book review >