Search Results: "Miriam Koch"


BOOK REVIEW

DIGBY DIFFERS by Miriam Koch
by Miriam Koch, illustrated by Miriam Koch, translated by Ann Garlid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Both inscrutable and blaaaand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unshelvably long, skinny format (approximately 7 inches high by 18 1/2 inches wide) isn't all that makes this earnestly self-conscious odyssey dispensable. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE GETS GRAPHIC
by Julie Danielson

It’s a good time, many say a golden age, for graphic novels and comics. The proliferation of such high-quality graphic novels also means that there are publishers out there creating such books specifically for younger readers. (Take TOON Books, for instance. Here is my 2014 Kirkus chat with the Editorial Director, Françoise Mouly, about bringing comics to the easy-reader format ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DINNER by Herman Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"At its best, a chilling vision of the ugliness of keeping up appearances."
A high-class meal provides an unlikely window into privilege, violence and madness. Read full book review >

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HIGHWAYS TO A WAR by Christopher J. Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Koch's complicated point of view seems mechanical at times, but on the whole he's given us an absorbing, deeply moving story. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A desperate tale of love and heroism, set mostly in Cambodia during the rise of the Khmer Rouge, from the Australian author of the novel and classic independent film The Year of Living Dangerously (1979). Read full book review >

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AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Instead, other women speak out, and if society is wise, it will listen hard to what they have to say. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Articulate, analytical social history of a defining era in 10th-century America. Read full book review >

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Five Blocks Down by Miriam Sidanius
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A subdued urban narrative that neither minces words nor pulls punches."
In Sidanius' debut novel, a Los Angeles drug dealer tries to avoid serious conflict on his turf while a younger teen gets pulled into the same criminal world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A revealing celebration of activists in the glory days of a movement for change."
The inside story of the first successful attempt to unionize farmworkers in the United States. Read full book review >